Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


Aker BP Cleared to Use Maersk Invincible Rig for P&A at Valhall

May 29, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has secured consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig on its Valhall field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent is for the use of the Maersk Invincible…

Taqa Cleared to Remove Eider Platform Topside

May 27, 2020

The UK authorities have approved Taqa's decommissioning program the Eider platform topside in the UK North SeaThe Eider platform is located in Block 211/16a in the UK Northern North Sea. The field was discovered in May 1976 by Shell / Esso with…

Petrofac Starts Rubie and Renee P&A Work

May 27, 2020

UK oilfield services firm Petrofac has kicked off the plugging and abandonment work on the Rubie and Renee fields in the North Sea using Awilco's WilPhoenix rig.Petrofac won the Rubie and Renee P&A contract with Hess in August 2019.Over the next three months…

ConocoPhillips to Use Rowan Norway Jack-Up for Ekofisk P&A

May 25, 2020

Oil company ConocoPhillips has been given permission to use the Rowan Norway jack-up unit at its Ekofisk field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The consent was granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and relates to the plugging…

Maersk Supply Service Wins Dunlin Alpha Subsea Removal Gig

May 20, 2020

Danish offshore vessel owner Maersk Supply Service has won a contract for the removal of the Dunlin Alpha platform’s subsea conductors and guide frames in the UK North Sea, by Fairfield Betula Limited.Maersk Supply Service will remove four 30”…

PHOTO: Heerema's Giant Crane Vessel Completes Its First Decom Gig

May 19, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has completed its first offshore decommissioning project.The vessel, which has been around for almost a year, has so far mostly conducted installation works, such as the…

Well-Safe Taps Fugro for ROV, Rig Positioning, and Remote Ops

Apr 22, 2020

The UK-based subsea well decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions has awarded a contract to Fugro for the supply of an integrated marine-based solution onboard its Well-Safe Guardian offshore rig.The Well Safe Guardian is Well-Safe Solutions’…

BW Offshore's FPSO Stuck in New Zealand

Apr 10, 2020

FPSO-leasing company BW Offshore has been unable to remove the Umuroa FPSO from the Tui field in New Zealand following the contract termination, client liquidation, and the country's court and environment regulator intervention.The company was…

Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Vessel to Remove Valhall Platforms

Apr 08, 2020

Offshore installation and decommissioning firm Allseas has won a contract to remove three complete offshore platforms and two jackets in Norway for Aker BP.The company said on Wednesday that Aker BP had awarded it a deal for the removal and…

CNRI Files Removal Plan for Two North Sea Floaters

Mar 31, 2020

CNR International (CNRI) has filed plans for the removal of the Petrojarl Banff FPSO and the Apollo Spirit FSO, from its Banff and Kyle fields in the North Sea. Apart from the two floaters, CNRI will also remove the associated risers and mooring systems…

Sleipnir Completes Largest Ever LNG Bunkering

Mar 27, 2020

The world's most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel received the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering ever completed.On Thursday, Titan LNG performed the bunkering of Heerema's Sleipnir, using the Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder's LNG carrier in the Port of Rotterdam…

Repsol Sinopec to Remove Buchan & Hannay Subsea Infrastructure

Mar 13, 2020

UK oil and gas operator Repsol Sinopec has filed a draft decommissioning plan for subsea infrastructure at Buchan & Hannay fields in the North Sea.The Buchan Alpha Floating Production Unit (FPU) ‘off station’ activities were completed in August 2017 with the sailaway of the platform…

Petrofac Hires Awilco Rig of P&A Gig

Mar 09, 2020

UK-based drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has been awarded a contract by Petrofac Facilities Management for its 1982-built semi-submersible drilling rig WilPhoenix.According to the offshore drilling contractor, the contract was signed for…

NDC, Chevron Studying O&G Decommissioning Impact on Environment

Mar 05, 2020

The UK National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and Chevron have signed an agreement that will support research at the NDC through to 2023, focused on the effects of offshore oil and gas decommissioning on the environment.The NDC, is a technology research and development hub opened in 2019…

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