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UK Oil and Gas Sector Faces $24B Bill to Plug Old Wells

Nov 22, 2022

British North Sea oil and gas producers will spend around 20 billion pounds ($24 billion) on dismantling over 2,000 unused wells and facilities in the ageing basin over the next decade, an industry group said on Tuesday.The cost burden for plugging wells and removing platforms, in what is known as decommissioning, is set to rise sharply over the next three to four years as more fields stop production…

Decommissioning: ASCO Wins Four NORM Decontamination Services Deals

Nov 21, 2022

UK-based firm ASCO said Monday it had signed four new contracts for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) decontamination and disposal services with major operators, worth more than £10 million (around $11,8 million.)ASCO said that its subsidiary…

UK Well Decommissioning Firm Names Subsurface Team Lead

Nov 21, 2022

UK-based well decommissioning services company Well-Safe Solutions has appointed Ruth Thomas as Subsurface Team Lead.Thomas has over two decades of experience in providing subsurface support to assets in the UK sector of the North Sea for energy majors including Repsol Sinopec Resources UK…

Shell Hires Helix for Well Decommissioning Work Offshore Brazil

Oct 31, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has secured a deepwater well decommissioning contract with Shell in Brazil.The scope of work includes plug and abandonment services on subsea wells located in the Bijupira and Salema fields. Helix will supply the Q7000 riser-based well intervention vessel…

Teekay’s Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO to be Recycled in Denmark

Oct 20, 2022

Modern American Recycling Services Europe (M.A.R.S.) has won a contract for the dismantling and 'green' recycling of Teekay’s Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO.The 250-meter-long FPSO produced oil at BP's Foinaven area west of Shetland until it recently reached the end of its 25-year service life…

Decommissioning: Petrofac Takes Northern Endeavour FPSO Operatorship

Oct 05, 2022

Oilfield services firm Petrofac has officially taken over operatorship of the Northern Endeavour FPSO on behalf of the Australian Government, following the decommissioning contract award earlier this year.The Northern Endeavour FPSO is currently moored between the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields…

C-Innovation and Grand Isle Shipyard Awarded P&A Work

Sep 29, 2022

C-Innovation (C-I) and Grand Isle Shipyard, LLC (GIS) have been awarded a plug and abandonment contract by Helix Alliance Decom, LLC to provide pre-feed services for the decommissioning of three offshore platforms for a major deepwater client…

Petrofac Hires AHTS to Assist with Northern Endeavour FPSO Disconnection

Sep 27, 2022

Akastor's subsidiary DDW Offshore has won a one-year contract with Petrofac for the AHTS vessel Skandi Atlantic. The AHTS will support the disconnection of the FPSO 'Northern Endeavour' together with towing and well isolations work in the Laminaria Corallina oil fields in the West Timor Sea…

Eni Applies For Southern North Sea CCS License

Sep 22, 2022

The UK arm of Italian energy group Eni has has applied for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) license for the depleted Hewett gas field in the Southern North Sea.  Eni says that the application, submitted through the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)…

AF Gruppen to Decommission 10 Platforms

Sep 22, 2022

Norway's AF Gruppen has been awarded a decommissioning contract from TotalEnergies EP Nederland for the removal and recycling of 10 platforms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.The contract includes engineering, preparatory works, removal…

NOC's Boaty McBoatface Monitors Marine Environment at North Sea Oil Fields

Sep 20, 2022

The UK-based National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has started conducting research with the robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ on end-of-life oil fields off the coast of the Shetland Islands to help monitor and protect the marine environment in…

Well-Safe Solutions Nets $30M North Sea P&A Deal with Neptune Energy

Sep 20, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Tuesday it had awarded a $30 million decommissioning contract to Well-Safe Solutions, for a campaign covering more than 20 wells located across eight Dutch and UK North Sea fields.'It is the first multi-region…

BV Sees Surge in Decommissioning Support Orders. Beats Its Full Year Target

Sep 15, 2022

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, the marine and offshore technical advisory branch of Bureau Veritas, saw a surge in the decommissioning support field orders in the first six months of 2022.The company said that new decommissioning support deals in the UK…

Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Two Tyra Jackets

Sep 14, 2022

Offshore installation and decommissioning firm Allseas said earlier this week that its giant Pioneering Spirit vessel was on its way to Frederikshavn, Denmark, to deliver two more offshore jackets for recycling. 'Our record-breaking construction…

Veslefrikk B Platform Arrives to M.A.R.S Yard for Recycling

Sep 02, 2022

Modern American Recycling Services Europe (M.A.R.S.) said Friday that Equinor's Veslefrikk B platform had arrived in the Port of Frederikshavn, where it will be recycled.The Veslefrikk B arrived at the M.A.R.S quayside on Wednesday, August 31…

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