DECK RAISING:
In 2006, Versabar engineers applied patented technology to increase the air gap on two Gulf of Mexico topsides. To avoid wave-in-deck loading during extreme weather events the operators wished to raise these platforms to protect their oil producing assets. Project engineers discuss the innovative procedure during the testing phase before the team is deployed to the Gulf of Mexico, where a topside is hydraulically raised 14 feet in a matter of just one hour.