Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


Solstad Offshore Wins Charters for Two CSVs

Jun 30, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured charters for the construction support vessels Normand Cutter and Normand Sentinel.The Normand Cutter has been awarded a contract with an unnamed customer in South America. The firm…

Liberty to Use Peterson's Great Yarmouth Yard for Decommissioning of Offshore Facilities

Jun 27, 2022

Peterson and Liberty Industrial (Liberty) have entered a strategic alliance that will allow Liberty exclusive use of the Peterson Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour yard facility in the UK.The yard will be used to decommission offshore topsides, jackets…

Exceed, Mermaid Win Multi-well, Multi-operator UKCS P&A Work

Jun 27, 2022

Well management firm Exceed has, in partnership with Mermaid Subsea Services UK, secured a vessel-based well plugging and abandonment campaign to be carried out on behalf of four operators on the UK continental shelf.Exceed said this was the company’s largest vessel-based well P&A campaign to date…

Sevan Hummingbird FPSO Set to Leave Chestnut Field in North Sea

Jun 23, 2022

Teekay's Sevan Hummingbird FPSO is set to leave Spirit Energy's Chestnut oil field in the North Sea after 13 years of oil production at the site.According to notice to mariners issued by Teekay on Thursday, the FPSO is currently being disconnected from its moorings…

Well-Safe Protector Inks Deal for Ithaca Energy North Sea Well Decom Project

Jun 21, 2022

Well-Safe Solutions were contracted by Ithaca Energy to plug and abandon (P&A) six wells on the Anglia platform in the Southern North Sea, approximately 55km from the UK mainland. For the project Well-Safe will provide project management, well engineering and all managed delivery services…

Danos Wins Contracts to Support GOM Decom Work

Jun 14, 2022

Oilfield services company Danos said it has been brought on to support the Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC) and Petrofac alliance to decommission multiple facilities in shallow water fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The project, which began at the end of May…

PHOTO: Pioneering Spirit Brings Decommissioned Valhall Facilities to Stord for Recycling

Jun 10, 2022

Allseas giant Pioneering Spirit offshore construction ship is back in Stord, Norway, to deliver several decommissioned platform facilities removed from the Aker BP's Valhall field complex, located in the North Sea offshore Norway. The facilities will be recycled…

Well-Safe Solutions Takes Over WilPhoenix Rig from Awilco Drilling

Jun 09, 2022

UK-based offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has completed the sale of its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig to P&A specialist to Well-Safe Solutions.The proposed sale was first announced early in May, when Oslo-listed Awilco Drilling said the rig would be sold for $15…

End of an Era: Dunlin Alpha Topsides Removed

Jun 08, 2022

Fairfield Energy on Wednesday announced the end of an era with the removal of the topsides from Dunlin Alpha platform in the UK North Sea, the latest milestone in the decommissioning of the four fields which make up the Greater Dunlin Area.Following…

Allseas Removes Gyda Platform Topsides

Jun 03, 2022

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit vessel recently removed the 18,400-tonne former drilling and production facility Gyda from the Norwegian North Sea in a single lift, and brought it ashore in Norway for disposal.Under a contract by Repsol, Allseas is also booked to remove the massive 11…

Claxton, Seabed Solutions Team Up to Help Operators Return Seabed to Natural State

May 24, 2022

Acteon's Claxton has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian-based supplier Seabed Solutions to 'add value' to decommissioning projects, and assist operators in meeting their obligation to return subsea sites to their natural state.'The partnership simplifies procurement…

Petrofac Takes Over Maersk Decom's Work at Tullow Oil's Fields Offshore Mauritania

May 18, 2022

Oilfield services company Petrofac has won a contract with Tullow Oil to provide well-decommissioning services in Mauritania, taking over from Danish company Maersk Decom, which said it would close down the company.The contract, with a potential total value of more than $60 million…

Helix Energy Solutions to Buy Alliance Companies to Boost Presence in Gulf of Mexico Decommissioning Space

May 17, 2022

U.S.-based offshore oil and gas services firm  Helix Energy Solutions Group is set to buy equity interests of Louisiana-baed Alliance group of companies for $120 million cash at closing, plus the potential for post-closing earnout consideration…

Well Integrity and P&A: HydraWell and READ Agree to Merge

May 16, 2022

Norway's HydraWell and UK-based READ have agreed to merge to create a well integrity specialist focused on late-life oilfield activities, including permanent plugging and abandonment of hydrocarbon wells.According to a statement issued Monday…

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