Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


Equinor, Ardyne Extend Offshore Well Decommissioning Tech Partnership

Jul 14, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor has agreed on a second joint industry project (JIP) with UK/Norway-based fishing, milling, and casing recovery provider Ardyne to further develop Ardyne's TITAN RS technology.Ardyne said the JIP would aim 'to…

UK: Oil and Gas Decom Costs Drop, But end-2022 Target Could be Missed

Jul 07, 2021

The cost of oil and gas decommissioning in the UK has decreased for the fourth year in a row since the cost was first estimated in 2017, when the Oil and Gas Authority set a target of a 35 percent cost reduction, with the goal of reducing the…

VIDEO: Pioneering Spirit Vessel Removes Valhall Platform Jacket

Jul 06, 2021

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit offshore installation and decommissioning vessel has earlier this month removed 2500-t Valhall Quarters Platform (QP) lower jacket out of the water in the North Sea, off Norway.'The jacket on Valhall QP has now been removed and is on its way to Stord for recycling…

Decom Engineering Making Oil & Gas Decommissioning Greener

Jul 02, 2021

Northern Ireland-based decommissioning specialist Decom Engineering has said it has developed tools that can make decommissioning in the energy sector greener, faster and safer, and is also looking at business opportunities in the offshore wind sector…

M.A.R.S to Recycle Veslefrikk B platform

Jul 01, 2021

Modern American Recycling Services Europe (M.A.R.S) said Thursday it had secured the contract for deconstruction and recycling of Equinor's Veslefrikk B platform in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Veslefrikk B platform is a semi-submersible production platform…

Aker Solutions, AF Gruppen to Merge Offshore Decommissioning Businesses

Jul 01, 2021

Norwegian Engineering and construction groups Aker Solutions and AF Gruppen have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge the two firms’ existing offshore decommissioning operations.They've agreed to merge the offshore decommissioning operations…

Australia's Oil Industry Slams 'Extreme' Levy for Timor Sea Field Decommissioning

Jun 29, 2021

Australia's oil industry lobby group on Tuesday slammed as 'extreme' the amount the government has proposed as a levy on all of the country's offshore oil producers to cover the cost of decommissioning an offshore field.The levy was announced in May…

AqualisBraemar LOC Wraps Work on Sable Project in Canada

Jun 29, 2021

AqualisBraemar LOC, energy and marine industry consultants, said Tuesday it had wrapped up its work on the Sable Project decommissioning and removal campaign off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.The Sable Offshore Energy Project was developed…

Spirit Energy's Morecambe Bay Platforms Arrive at CessCon Yard for Decommissioning

Jun 29, 2021

CessCon Decom, a Scotland-based firm specializing in decommissioning of oil and gas structures, has taken delivery of the DP3 and DP4 offshore platforms from Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay development in the East Irish Sea.Allseas’ single-lift…

Taqa Files Decommissioning Plan for Cormorant Alpha Platform Topsides

Jun 18, 2021

Oil and gas company Taqa has filed plans for the decommissioning of the topsides of the Cormorant Alpha platform in the North Sea.The Cormorant Alpha platform is located in Block 211/26 of the Northern North Sea (NNS),  approximately 103 km…

PSE Kinsale Energy Charters Siem Pearl AHTS for P&A Support in Ireland

Jun 17, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has won a three-month charter for the 91-meters long AHTS vessel Siem Pearl in Ireland.The contract is with PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd, the Irish subsidiary of the Malaysian oil giant Petronas, which…

Gallery: Allseas' Giant Vessel Removes Morecambe Bay Platform Topsides

Jun 10, 2021

Offshore services firm Allseas said Wednesday it had removed the former DP3 gas production topsides from Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay development in the East Irish Sea, using the giant Pioneering Spirit vessel.This follows the removal of the…

Oil Firms Challenge Fieldwood's Reorganization Plan

Jun 04, 2021

Several oil companies are challenging Fieldwood Energy’s proposed reorganization plan, saying it does not appropriately address its environmental obligations.The oil companies, which include Shell Offshore, BP Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips Company and Marathon Oil Company…

Ørsted to Recycle, Reuse Wind Turbine Blades

Jun 03, 2021

Offshore wind farm developer Ørsted said Thursday it would work to either reuse, recycle, or recover all of the wind turbine blades in its global portfolio of onshore and offshore wind farms upon decommissioning.Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted said…

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