Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


How to Ensure Oil & Gas Infrastructure Still Has Value

Oct 14, 2021

If we want to reach net zero by 2050, there is an increasingly high risk that some of the oil and gas infrastructure investments (i.e. in platforms, pipelines, processors, storage sites etc) made today will result in stranded assets.In other words…

More Offshore Decom Work for Well-Safe Guardian Rig

Oct 06, 2021

Aberdeen-based offshore well decommissioning company Well-Safe Solutions has won another contract for its Well-Safe Guardian P&A offshore rig.The contract is for the provision of the Well-Safe Guardian rig to decommission up to 14 wells on the Banff and Kyle fields in the UKCS…

Heerema's Thialf Removes Shell's Goldeneye Platform

Oct 04, 2021

Heerema Marine Contractors has removed Shell's Goldeneye wellhead platform in the North Sea.Using its heavy lift crane vessel Thialf, Heerema removed the 1280 metric ton topside and the 3019 metric ton jacket before transportation to the AF Environmental Base in Norway for recycling and reuse…

VIDEO: Simulator to "Transform" North Sea Decommissioning and Renewables Projects

Sep 22, 2021

This week in the northeast of Scotland, an immersive simulation suite that promises to transform approaches to offshore decommissioning and installation in the North Sea was officially unveiled.The simulation suite is located at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC)…

UK-based Oilfield Services Firm isol8 Attracts Funding for Its Promising P&A Tech

Sep 21, 2021

Aberdeen-based oil and gas services company isol8 has received a £3.5 million investment from BGF to support the commercialization of its technology that has the potential to make large savings in plug and abandonment and intervention operations…

Norwegian Competition Watchdog OK with Aker Solutions, AF Gruppen Offshore Recycling JV

Sep 21, 2021

Aker Solutions' and AF Gruppen's proposed offshore decommissioning businesses merger has been given a green light by the Norwegian Competition Authority.The Norwegian Competition Authority on Monday informed the two firms it had no objections to the merger…

Tanjung Offshore Taps Handal for Offshore Crane Services

Sep 20, 2021

Malaysian offshore services firm Handal Energy has recently secured a contract from Tanjung Offshore Services for the provision of portable crane equipment and services package.Handal said Friday that it had reached a contract agreement with TOS April 27…

Well-Safe Solutions to Decommission 14 Offshore Wells for Repsol Sinopec

Sep 16, 2021

Aberdeen-based Well-Safe Solutions has won a contract with Repsol Sinopec to execute the decommissioning of 14 wells in its Buchan and Hannay offshore fields in the UK.Well-Safe Solutions will utilize its purpose-built decommissioning unit specifically designed for decommissioning of subsea wells…

BHP Handing Smaller than Expected $3.9B Clean-up tab to Woodside in Oil Merger

Sep 14, 2021

BHP Group will transfer a smaller-than-expected $3.9 billion in oil and gas decommissioning liabilities to Woodside when it merges its petroleum business with the independent Australian gas producer.Woodside's shares jumped 6.5% after the figure was disclosed in BHP's annual report on Tuesday…

Ardyne Takes Part in 86-well North Sea P&A Campaign

Sep 09, 2021

Offshore plug, abandonment, and casing recovery firm Ardyne has won a four-year contract for the provision of fishing services for 86 wells as part of the well plug and abandonment (P&A) program for two fields in the Northern North Sea.The work…

Heerema Removes Ithaca's Jacky Platform

Sep 08, 2021

Dutch offshore installation and decommissioning contractor Heerema Marine Contractors has this week removed an offshore platform from Ithaca Energy's Jacky field in the UK North Sea.Ithaca Energy on Tuesday shared a photo of Heerema's Thialf…

Asia Eyes Australia Blueprint as $100B Oil and Gas Decommissioning Bill Looms

Sep 08, 2021

Australia has passed legislation that could set a precedent for who pays to clean up the fossil fuel industry in Asia, making former owners of oil and gas fields responsible for the costs of dismantling facilities if later owners fail.The new…

Expro Completes P&A Work for Petronas in Mauritania

Aug 31, 2021

Oilfield services firm Expro has completed an integrated Plug and Abandonment (P&A) contract for Petronas in Mauritania.The well intervention scope of the P&A project used Expro’s integrated Open Water Intervention Riser System (OWIRS) for intervention…

Australia: New Law to Make Former Oil Field Owners Pay for Decom Works if Needed

Aug 30, 2021

Australia’s parliament last week passed legislation under which the government will be able to make offshore license owners pay for decommissioning and environmental remediation if they sell their offshore blocks and the new owner is then unable to meet its financial obligations…

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