The Anonymous Widower

BP’s Gulf Crisis

I’ve done a lot of interesting things in a long working life. One that might help BP is a type of reusable oil rig/platform, for which I did the calculations in about 1972. It was called a Balaena and the company was called Balaena Structures. It was based in Cambridge. I wonder what happened to the idea.

May 26, 2010 - Posted by | Design, News, World | , ,


  1. It must be very frustating when that happens, you genuinely know the answer but cant do anything about it!

    How are you doing healthwise?

    Liz P

    Comment by Liz P | May 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Not too bad

      Comment by AnonW | May 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. […] the idea and the economics of reuseable platforms many years ago, when I did the calculations for Balaena Structures in […]

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