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Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Assessing all options

As the North Sea enters the decommissioning era, should complete removal remain the default option? And what is the impact…
Published in OE: 2017 / November
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Old is new again

With decommissioning an inevitability, what to do with platforms once production ceases is a hot topic. Karen Boman surveys new ideas…
Published in OE: 2017 / November
Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Perfecting PWC

Perforate, wash and cement technologies are offering operators an alternative to milling. Elaine Maslin reports. When OE headlined an article…
Published in OE: 2017 / November
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 03:36

Warwick becomes Ardyne chairman

Ardyne, provider of plug and abandonment and slot recovery technology, has appointed Paul Warwick as non-executive chairman.  Warwick has been…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:21

OGA appoints head of decom

A former production asset manager based in Kurdistan, Iraq, has joined the UK's oil and gas industry regultaor, the Oil…
Weatherford International has been awarded a contract for plug and abandonment (P&A) services by Repsol Norge. The work will start…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

A balancing act

Balancing digitalization, decommissioning, and a need to remain relevant and the lower “for the foreseeable future” scenario made for a…
Published in OE: 2017 / October
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:21

Well-Safe adds Conoco man to line-up

Well-Safe Solutions has appointed a director of well abandonment, adding to the new company's list of decommissioning experts. Matt Jenkins…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 02:40

ConocoPhillips lines up AF Gruppen for decom

ConocoPhillips is expected to enter into a frame agreement with Norway's AF Gruppen for the future removal and disposal of…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:56

Balmoral takes stake in ACE Winches

Northeast Scotland's Balmoral Group has agreed to take a "substantial stake" in mooring and lifting firm ACE Winches for a…
Scotland could be at the forefront of the future of oil and gas through developing expertise in decommissioning, the Exchequer…
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 02:30

OE17: North Sea first for BiSN

Downhole sealing solutions firm BiSN has successfully completed its first North Sea project. The plugging and abandonment work in the…
Monday, 04 September 2017 11:02

Well-Safe takes on Jim Christie

Decommissioning services firm Well-Safe Solutions has appointed Jim Christie as director of programs. The specialist well abandonment company, launched in…
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

A new production paradigm

New players are entering the aging North Sea basin, but there’s still ambitions to increase exploration as well push forward…
Published in OE: 2017 / September
Monday, 28 August 2017 06:33

Bergen Group inks Ekofisk decom work

Bergen Group AAK has been awarded a framework contract by AF Offshore Decom on delivery of subcontractor services connected to…