Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


Ex-Bibby Offshore Man Takes Helm of Decom North Sea

4 hours ago

Decom North Sea (DNS), a UK-based body dedicated to the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has announced the appointment of Fraser Moonie, former COO of Bibby Offshore, as Chief Executive Officer.  'Well-known across the international marketplace…

HydraWell Nets P&A Work at PSE Kinsale Energy's Decom Project in Ireland

Apr 05, 2021

PSE Kinsale Energy, a Petronas subsidiary working to decommission its Kinsale area offshore gas fields in Ireland, has awarded a contract to HydraWell to support the project.PSE Kinsale Energy last July said that the Kinsale area offshore gas…

PSE Kinsale Energy Taps NHV for Helicopter Services in Support of Decom Work Off Ireland

Mar 24, 2021

Offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has secured a contract in Ireland with PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd in support of its decommissioning operations in the Celtic Sea. PSE Kinsale Energy, a Petronas subsidiary, last in July said that the Kinsale…

Wintershall Noordzee Hires Swift 10 Rig for North Sea P&A Campaign

Mar 16, 2021

Swift Drilling has recently secured a long-term contract by Wintershall Noordzee, for the use of the jack-up rig Swift 10 for a plug and abandonment campaign in the Dutch and German sections of the North Sea.The contract is expected to start this summer with a potential duration of 3 to 4 years…

Australia Gets Center for Oil and Gas Infrastructure Decommissioning

Mar 11, 2021

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has established what it calls The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), citing 'a much-needed collaborative effort to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities of decommissioning Australia’s aging oil and gas infrastructure…

EnQuest Starts Shutting Down Production at Don Fields in North Sea

Mar 05, 2021

UK-based oil and gas company EnQuest has said it has started cessation of production activities on the Northern Producer floating production facility at the Don fields in the North Sea.'The process, which began on Monday 1 March, is expected to take several days to complete…

Plugging the Hole

Mar 01, 2021

Sitting at 49% of the total cost of decommissioning, wells plugging and abandonment (P&A) has long been high on the hit-list on the decommissioning cost reduction agenda. It’s a task that has no returns on the cost to do it, and activity is increasing…

Equinor, Partners to Shut Down Veslefrikk Field for Good in 2022

Feb 22, 2021

Norway's Equinor said Monday it has, with its partners, decided to shut down the Veslefrikk field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea in the spring of 2022.'After more than 30 years on stream and over 400 million barrels of oil equivalent…

Woodside Issued Enforcement Action over Nganhurra RTM Decommissioning

Feb 05, 2021

Australian offshore oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA on Friday said it was taking compliance action against oil firm Woodside Energy Ltd to ensure safe and responsible decommissioning of the Nganhurra riser turret mooring. The regulator said it was looking at possible breaches of law…

Sparrows in Five-year Contract Renewal for UKCS Work

Feb 03, 2021

Offshore services company Sparrows Group has said it has won a five-year contract renewal with a UKCS operator, to continue supporting its production across two assets, as well as its decommissioning program across three other fields in the North Sea…

Satellites Could Drive Down Offshore Decommissioning Costs

Feb 01, 2021

Earth observation data from satellites could play a key role in the decommissioning activity of offshore energy assets such as oil platforms, as well as offshore wind farms, BMT an engineering and risk management consultancy, has said.BMT has…

Petrojarl Banff FPSO to Be Recycled in Denmark

Jan 18, 2021

M.A.R.S. Europe said it has been awarded a contract by Teekay Petrojarl Floating Production UK Ltd. for dismantling and recycling of the Petrojarl Banff floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO). The deal includes engineering, preparation…

CessCon Decom to Dismantle Spirit Energy's Morecambe Bay Facilities

Jan 11, 2021

Scotland-based CessCon Decom has won a major deal to carry out the onshore decommissioning, dismantling, and recycling of Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay DP3 and DP4 facilities in the East Irish Sea.The contract comes from the offshore installation and decommissioning company Allseas…

Pioneering Spirit to Remove Two Morecambe Bay Platforms

Jan 07, 2021

Allseas' giant heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit will remove the DP3 and DP4 platforms in Morecambe Bay off the U.K. for independent oil and gas operator Spirit Energy.The two normally unmanned installations used to produce gas as part of…

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