Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


In a First, ROVOP Inspects Offshore Installation via Video Link

Oct 07, 2020

UK-based ROV services provider ROVOP has said it has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair, and maintenance workscope, 'effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore,' on Premier Oil's Balmoral floating production vessel in the UK North Sea…

Why We Should Leave Old Oil Rigs in the Sea – and Why We Don't

Oct 07, 2020

Decommissioning the UK’s offshore oil and gas infrastructure will cost the taxpayer £24 billion, according to estimates from HMRC. So why can’t we leave man-made structures in the sea and thereby save the cost of removal and recycling? That would be a big win for the public purse…

Mermaid, Meitech JV to Target Decom Projects in Gulf of Thailand

Sep 21, 2020

Mermaid Maritime, a Thai-based offshore services company has entered into a joint venture with Singapore's Meitech, part of Indonesia's EPCI contractor Meindo, to target offshore decommissioning work in the Gulf of ThailandMermaid said the joint…

Vroon to Recycle Three PSVs

Sep 16, 2020

The offshore oil and gas downturn has claimed three more victims.Dutch-based Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) will dispose of three out-of-work platform supply vessels (PSV) in an effort to 'right-size' its fleet amid the prolonged industry slump…

Well-Safe Buys Seadrill Rig for North Sea P&A. Move to Create 100 New Jobs

Sep 14, 2020

UK-based offshore decommissioning company Well-Safe Solutions has bought Seadrill's 1993-built West Epsilon jack-up rig, in a move that the company says will create a 100 new jobs.This will be Well-Safe's second rig in the fleet following the…

PHOTO: Ninian Northern Topside Ready for Decommissioning at Lerwick

Sep 03, 2020

Following last week's removal of the Ninian Northern platform topside from its offshore location in the UK North Sea, and its arrival to Lerwick, the topside has now been loaded out at Lerwick Harbour's Dales Voe Base.'The operation to load-in the 14…

Photo: Ocean Kinetics Lifts Buchan Alpha Pontoons

Sep 03, 2020

Ocean Kinetics has completed the lifting of the pontoons of the Buchan Alpha platform as part of the decommissioning program of the platform that ceased production in 2017.After some 36 years in production in the North Sea, and almost 150mm barrels of oil…

DOF Subsea Wins Deal to Assist with Offshore Decommissioning Project

Sep 01, 2020

Subsea services provider and vessel operator DOF Subsea has been awarded a turnkey contract performing marine operations related to a decommissioning project by Teekay Petrojarl Floating Production.DOF Subsea said Tuesday that the contract with…

Stena Spey Semi-Sub Selected for Kinsale Field Decommissioning Gig

Sep 01, 2020

Ireland's PSE Kinsale Energy has hired Stena Drilling's Stena Spey semi-submersible drilling rig for a decommissioning campaign at the Kinsale field offshore Ireland.To remind, Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea officially ceased production last month after more than 40 years online…

VIDEO: Pioneering Spirit Brings Ninian Northern Topside to Lerwick

Aug 31, 2020

Pioneering Spirit, one of the world's largest vessels, reached Lerwick Harbour on Friday, August 28, carrying aboard the 14,200 tonne Ninian Northern Platform topside.Prior to the arrival in Lerwick, the giant catamaran had removed the Ninian…

Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Ninian Topsides in Final Decom Gig of 2020

Aug 28, 2020

Allseas' colossal Pioneering Spirit offshore construction - or in this case 'deconstruction - vessel has removed the Ninian Northern platform topsides in the UK North Sea.Located in the North Sea, 160 kilometers northeast of the Shetland Islands…

Greenpeace Activists Blast Shell's Brent Decom Plan

Aug 26, 2020

Greenpeace activists have launched a protest near Shell's Brent Charlie platform north-east of the Shetland Islands, criticizing the oil giant's decommissioning plan for the Brent oil and gas field, the field that gave name to the crude oil…

Augean Buys Drilling Waste Management Firm EcoCentre

Aug 24, 2020

North Sea-focused provider of waste and decommissioning services Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) said Monday it had acquired the EcoCentre at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.ANSS assists the treatment, recycling and re-use of waste material derived…

Gallery: Allseas Completes Tyra Removal Work Off Denmark

Aug 17, 2020

Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has completed a removal campaign of processing and accommodation topsides and flare jackets as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project for Total E&P Denmark. 'Over the last two weeks, Pioneering Spirit removed more than 27…

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