Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


Well Intervention Market Overview

Aug 11, 2020

The well intervention market is a niche one, with only a few main players – including Helix/Well Ops, Island Offshore, AKOFS Offshore and Siem Offshore – and only three key geographical regions; Northwest Europe, South America and the US Gulf of Mexico…

Orca to Provide Dive System Support for Well-Safe Guardian

Aug 11, 2020

Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based company specializing in P&A services, has awarded Orca Oceanic Systems a contract for the provision of Dive System Support and Engineering Services onboard its Well-Safe Guardian semi-submersible decommissioning rig…

Canada: Deep Panuke Offshore Platform Removed from Field

Aug 07, 2020

The Deep Panuke production platform has been 'de-installed' from the namesake offshore gas field in Nova Scotia, Canada, and will be recycled.The jack-up production platform was delivered to the field back in 2011 by SBM Offshore as part of…

Scientists Investigating Effects of North Sea Platforms on Marine Life

Aug 05, 2020

Scientists in the UK are studying how rigs, pipelines, and other infrastructure such as offshore wind installations, affect marine life in the North Sea. The findings might be used in the decision-making process related to offshore facilities decommissioning…

Watch: Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Topsides

Jul 21, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit vessel last month removed Shell's Brent Alpha platform topside from the UK North Sea.The 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha was removed in a single-lift operation.It was then moved to Able UK’s Teesside decommissioning yard in North East England for dismantling and recycling…

Gallery: Heerema's Sleipnir Breaks Offshore Jacket Removal Record

Jul 20, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant heavy-lift vessel Sleipnir has broken a record for the largest single lift jacket removal. HMC said Monday that the record was broken in the Norwegian North Sea, where Sleipnir removed the 8100-tonne Jotun-B jacket for client Vår Energi…

Ireland: Kinsale Gas Fields Cease Production after 42 Years Online

Jul 08, 2020

Ireland's Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea have officially ceased production, after more than 40 years online.The news of production cessation from the gas fields was shared by the operator PSE Kinsale Energy, a subsidiary of Malaysia's Petronas…

Petrobras Starts Decommissioning Offshore Platform in Campos Basin

Jul 07, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has said it has started decommissioning works on the P-12 semi-submersible production platform in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.The 1983-built platform is located at the Linguado field, 83 km from Cabo de…

Allseas Taps Kvaerner for Valhall Platforms Recycling

Jun 30, 2020

Offshore installation and decommissioning specialist Allseas has awarded a contract to Norway's Kvaerner to dismantle and recycle three large topsides, three jackets and four bridges from Aker BP's Valhall and Hod fields, with a combined weight of 33 000 tonnes…

Mermaid Targets Offshore Decommissioning Work in Thailand with New Business Unit

Jun 30, 2020

Thai-based offshore services provider Mermaid Maritime has said it has launched a business branch focused on offshore transportation, installation and decommissioning.Mermaid said Tuesday its new business unit’s immediate target is potential…

Photo: Brent Alpha Topside Arrives at Able Seaton Port For Recycling

Jun 25, 2020

Shell's giant Brent Alpha oil and gas platform, removed from its offshore location in the North Sea earlier this week, has arrived on Thursday at Able Seaton Port in the UK where it will be scrapped.The 44-year-old Brent Alpha is the third platform…

VIDEO: Boskalis Removes Neptune's Dutch North Sea Platforms

Jun 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has completed the removal of three platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea with the help of the Dutch offshore contractor Boskalis.The platforms, L10-C, L10-D, and L10-G, had been in production for four decades before ceasing production in 2016…

Photo: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Platform

Jun 22, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel has completed its first decommissioning job of summer 2020, with a single-lift removal of Shell UK’s 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha platform from the North Sea. The Pioneering Spirit will now deliver…

DNS Sharing Offshore Decommissioning Expertise with Brunei

Jun 17, 2020

Decom North Sea, a UK-based non-profit organization focused on knowledge sharing in the space of offshore oil and gas decommissioning sector, is expanding in Asia with a deal struck in Brunei.DNS on Wednesday announced the creation of a 'landmark…

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