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Sunday, 01 January 2017 00:00

Money for nothing

Decommissioning offshore structures isn’t going away any time soon and research points to a US$210 billion bill for this activity…
Published in OE: 2017 / January
Thursday, 22 December 2016 07:31

Scotland reveals new decom plan

A new decommissioning action plan launched today by the Scottish government’s economic development agencies hopes to help Scotland’s oil and…
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 03:18

Aberdeen Harbour primed to expand south

Aberdeen Harbour's plans to expand its facilities into a bay south of the existing harbour has been sanctioned by the…
Thursday, 15 December 2016 04:58

Saipem 7000 to lift out Miller platform

Italy's Saipem is to use its Saipem 7000 heavy lift vessel to remove BP's Miller platform topsides and jacket in…
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 15:13

Year in review: 2016

As OE takes a look back on the year that was 2016, our website's most popular stories pretty much tell…
Published in OE Exclusive
Monday, 05 December 2016 00:00

Decommissioning; a duty of care

Decommissioning is now firmly on the North Sea oil and gas industry’s agenda. Some US$21.98 billion is forecast to be…
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Mighty Murchison – End of an era

After more than three decades’ production, the mighty Murchison platform was finally down-manned this year. Work to dismantle the 25,000-tonne…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Up against Ospar

In Europe, and in other regions, the guiding principle for the rules governing oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning have been…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Dedicated to decommissioning

The offshore lifting market for decommissioning has been relatively small so far, but it won’t stay that way. Elaine Maslin…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
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…