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Alpha Piper English

Alpha Piper English

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Published by: lohan_zone on Jan 15, 2010
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The Piper Alpha was a NorthThe Piper Alpha was a NorthSea Oil Production platformSea Oil Production platformoperated by Occidentaloperated by OccidentalPetroleum(Caledonia)Ltd.Petroleum(Caledonia)Ltd.
The platform began productionThe platform began productionin 1976,first as an oil platformin 1976,first as an oil platformand then later converted to gasand then later converted to gasproduction.production.
An explosion and resulting fireAn explosion and resulting firedestroyed it on July 6,1988, killingdestroyed it on July 6,1988, killing167 men.167 men.
 Total insured loss was about £1.7 Total insured loss was about £1.7billion(US$ 3.4 billion).billion(US$ 3.4 billion).
 To date it is the world’s worst To date it is the world’s worstoffshore oil disaster in terms of livesoffshore oil disaster in terms of liveslost and impact to industry.lost and impact to industry.

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