sorry, you must be an engineer. picky-picky. I should have said mini TLP. but so what the question is the same. The topsides are most likely gone. I suspect Typhoon (platform & reserves) are a write-off.
Thanks for the link. Does it look like it capsized to anyone else? This is a very large bad.
This is the first time that the new deepwater structures have been severely tested. It'll be interesting to compare how the various design ideas fared. Katrina exposed those in the delta region and it looks like Rita exposed virtually the rest. I certainly hope that Typhoon is the exception, because these are all high volume producers that the companys and nation can ill afford to lose.