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All shook up: earthquake-proofing offshore platforms

Oil & gas company OMV recently shut down a platform in its Maari oilfield offshore Taranaki, New Zealand following the discovery of a crack in its strut, which may have been exacerbated by seismic activity in the area. But how do you earthquake proof an oil rig? Molly Lempriere takes a look at some of the new technology protecting rigs in the most seismically active area on the planet.

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