Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


Oceaneering Secures Multi-well, Multi-operator P&A Contract in Dutch North Sea

Jan 21, 2022

Six oil and gas companies operating in the Dutch sector of the North Sea have signed a deal with subsea services firm Oceaneering for the decommissioning of Mud Line Suspension (MLS) wells in the Dutch North Sea.These wells were once drilled for exploration purposes…

BOA Offshore Tallies 150-day North Sea Charter for BOA Sub C Vessel

Jan 20, 2022

Oslo-listed BOA Offshore has won a new contract in the North Sea for its subsea construction vessel BOA Sub C. BOA Offshore did not say who the client was exactly, apart from saying that it was with a large international contractor for construction and decommissioning projects…

BP Files Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO Removal Plan

Jan 14, 2022

British oil major BP has filed a decommissioning plan for the removal of the Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO and the recovery of associated mooring systems, the risers and dynamic umbilicals from the Foinaven Field, located 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of Shetland in water depths of up to 600 meters…

P&A Firm Well-Safe Solutions Appoints Subsurface Team Lead

Jan 12, 2022

UKI-based offshore well plugging and abandonment specialist Well-Safe Solutions has appointed Mark Davison as the company’s Subsurface Team Lead, as the company expands the breadth of its service offering to include all aspects of subsurface plug and abandonment (P&A) design…

Heerema Marine Contractors to Remove DNO's Ketch and Schooner Offshore Platforms

Jan 11, 2022

Dutch offshore installation and decommissioning services company Heerema Marine Contractors has won a contract to decommission DNO's Ketch and Schooner platforms in the UK Southern North Sea.Heerema Marine Contractors is responsible for the integrated engineering…

Island Drilling Rig Lands Work in UK, Mauritania

Dec 22, 2021

Offshore drilling company Island Drilling has this week secured two contracts for its 2012-built harsh-environment drilling semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator.The company said Tuesday it had won a contract with Petrofac to carry…

Aker Solutions, AF Gruppen Scrap Plan to Merge Offshore Decommissioning Businesses

Dec 17, 2021

Norway's engineering and construction groups Aker Solutions and AF Gruppen have abandoned plans to merge the two firms' existing offshore decommissioning operations.The two companies had signed a letter of intent in July to merge the offshore…

Offshore Mooring Firm FMS Bags Contract with P&A Specialist Well-Safe Solutions

Dec 14, 2021

Aberdeen-based offshore moorings specialist First Marine Solutions (FMS) has said it has secured a 'seven-figure' contract with offshore well-decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions.Under the deal, FMS will provide marine consultancy services…

UK North Sea: Maersk Supply Service Nets Juliet Field Decom Job

Dec 01, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has awarded a decommissioning contract to Maersk Supply Service (MSS) for the Juliet field in the UK Southern North Sea.Neptune Energy said that Maersk Supply Service would deploy innovative technology to reduce…

Expro Reels in $50M Worth of Subsea Contracts in Malaysia, Australia

Nov 29, 2021

Oilfield services firm Expro said Monday it had secured four 'significant' subsea well access contracts in Malaysia and Australia worth more than $50 million. Two contracts are in Australia and two in Malaysia. One contract is with Shell in Malaysia…

Helix Energy Solutions Nets Offshore Decommissioning Deal in New Zealand

Nov 22, 2021

Houston-based offshore services firm Helix Energy Solutions has won a 5-well complete abandonment project by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).Helix Energy Solutions will deploy its Helix Q7000 semi-submersible vessel and 10K Intervention Riser System (IRS)…

Well-Safe Solutions Names Director of Strategy and Business Development

Nov 17, 2021

UK-based offshore well plug and abandonment company Well-Safe Solutions has appointed Chris Hay as Director of Strategy and Business Development.'Chris brings over 16 years of energy industry experience to Well-Safe Solutions, with the majority…

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…

Vattenfall to Stop Sending Wind Turbine Blades to Landfills. Looks to Recycle All Used Blades by 2030

Oct 13, 2021

Vattenfall aims to recycle all of its used wind turbine blades by 2030, the Swedish utility said on Tuesday, and will immediately stop disposing of them in landfill sites.The decision applies to the wind farms that it owns and commits Vattenfall to re-use…

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