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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Platforms, naturally!

After proving a deft hand at reusing topsides, Engie is now looking to do the same with jackets – but…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

To extend or end?

Operators in mature basins are facing decisions about whether to invest in life extension projects or bite the decommissioning bullet.…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Fighting wellhead fatigue

Jerry Lee examines Trendsetter Engineering’s Tether BOP system, which aims to curb fatigue and improve wellhead performance. Close-up of a…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:22

IHS: Decom spend to hit $13 billion/yr by 2040

The decommissioning of aging offshore oil and gas platforms, subsea wells and related assets is increasing dramatically, with more than…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 03:37

GMB calls to keep decommissioning in the UK

Average costs for UK North Sea decommissioning expenditure are growing by 14% a year, with the final cost of decommissioning…
Friday, 18 November 2016 11:53

URS develops Mattress Recovery Tool

Utility ROV Services (URS) has developed a new Mattress Recovery Tool (MRT) for the oil and gas decommissioning market. The…
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:00

North Sea decom to grow in next 10 years

A new report forecasts a gradual but steady rise in offshore oil and gas decommissioning in the UK and Norway…
Monday, 14 November 2016 04:27

Chinguetti to cease 2017

Partners on the Chinguetti oil field offshore Mauritania are considering options for its decommissioning. Production on the field, which is…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:55

Coretrax expands ME presence

Coretrax, an engineered servicing company for wellbore clean up and abandonment, has radically expanded its Middle East presence by moving…
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:38

Companies form decom consortium

Four companies have joined forces to offer a decommissioning service under one collaborative offering. Integrated DECOM, formed by DNV GL,…
Friday, 07 October 2016 03:15

DOF Subsea scores Ithaca decom job

Subsea services provider DOF Subsea said it has been awarded a contract by Ithaca Energy for phase 1 of the…
Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:44

NOIA seeks P&A, decom cost estimates from BSEE

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Bureau of Safety…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

The third dimension

How offshore assets are visualized has taken a leap forward with photographic technology that helps to create point clouds. Elaine…
Published in OE: 2016 / October
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 08:53

Petrofac completes Tullow decom

Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea…