Rigs to Reefs (RTR) is the practice of converting decommissioned offshore oil and petroleum rigs into artificial reefs. We recently had a chance to talk to experts in the field of RTR with different viewpoints on the matter.Rainbow Warrior in her final resting place 26 meters below the sea off the coast of Matauri Bay, Far North, New Zealand. © Roger Grace / Greenpeace
Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson from Rigs-To-Reefs:
1. Who visits reefed rigs today? Where are they? How far offshore?
Research scientists, divers, and fishermen visit reefed rigs. In the U.S., there are over 500 platforms reefed in the Gulf of Mexico . California is the only other state in the U.S. with a Rigs to Reefslaw (AB 2503), however, none of the 27 offshore oil and gas platforms have been reefed.…