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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 16:30

Braced for the North Sea bow wave

A growing belief that the ‘bow wave' of the long-awaited North Sea decommissioning market has now reached the industry was…
Published in OE: 2011 / November
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 13:33

products in action- November 2011

Mooring Chevron's Jack/St MaloMore than 164,000ft of polyester mooring rope plus accessories and field inspection support services are to be…
Published in OE: 2011 / November
Saturday, 01 October 2011 14:50

Products in action - October 2011

Measuring mooring tensionSeattle-based Measurement Technology NW announced successful implementation of its running line tensiometer (RLT) technology with a Samson synthetic…
Published in OE: 2011 / October
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Explosive start

Aberdeen-based specialist explosives service provider Spex Services launched a new division earlier this year to capitalise on the business opportunities…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Prospects and pitfalls

Time is running short for a collaborative and cost-efficient approach to decommissioning, believes Optimus consultant Stuart Heggie.Perhaps understandably, governments and…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Support services integration the key

With the scene now apparently set for a long-awaited global decommissioning drive, RBG director Roger Esson discusses what it takes…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Decommissioning at the double

Letters of intent for the removal of two redundant North Sea platforms, H7 and 2/4-S, have been awarded by Statoil…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:00

Going up in the world

Offshore sector M&A activity continues apace, with Aberdeen-based ‘inspect, assess and repair' services provider RBG among the latest players to…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Norpipe 37/4A a cut above

Decommissioning and abandonment specialist Cutting Underwater Technologies (Cut) assisted Heerema's Thialf with the removal of the Norpipe 37/4A booster platform's…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Statoil consults on Statfjord A removal

Production from another of Norway's old-timers, Statfjord A, could potentially shut down as early as 2014 according to operating plans…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Welland's mid-winter removal raises the bar

Operator Perenco and its key subcontractors on January's Welland 53/4A gas production platform removal – Scaldis SMC, Overdick, Hoondert and…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:00

Southern comfort for UK gas men

A more optimistic view of the future of the southern North Sea gas and the hard-pressed East of England offshore…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00

Crunching the numbers

Current projections indicate around £27 billion will be spent on UK offshore decommissioning over the next 40 years, of which…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Strength in depth

Following a recent flurry of new contracts, Marine Subsea UK is currently carrying out a multi-client well abandonment programme for…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Scandinavia Review

Handling the load Cargotec is to deliver MacGregor offshore and subsea load-handling systems to a deepsea research vessel on order…
Published in OE: 2010 / May