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AF Gruppen to Decommission 10 Platforms

Sep 22, 2022

Norway's AF Gruppen has been awarded a decommissioning contract from TotalEnergies EP Nederland for the removal and recycling of 10 platforms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.The contract includes engineering, preparatory works, removal…

NOC's Boaty McBoatface Monitors Marine Environment at North Sea Oil Fields

Sep 20, 2022

The UK-based National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has started conducting research with the robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ on end-of-life oil fields off the coast of the Shetland Islands to help monitor and protect the marine environment in…

Well-Safe Solutions Nets $30M North Sea P&A Deal with Neptune Energy

Sep 20, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Tuesday it had awarded a $30 million decommissioning contract to Well-Safe Solutions, for a campaign covering more than 20 wells located across eight Dutch and UK North Sea fields.'It is the first multi-region…

BV Sees Surge in Decommissioning Support Orders. Beats Its Full Year Target

Sep 15, 2022

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, the marine and offshore technical advisory branch of Bureau Veritas, saw a surge in the decommissioning support field orders in the first six months of 2022.The company said that new decommissioning support deals in the UK…

Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Two Tyra Jackets

Sep 14, 2022

Offshore installation and decommissioning firm Allseas said earlier this week that its giant Pioneering Spirit vessel was on its way to Frederikshavn, Denmark, to deliver two more offshore jackets for recycling. 'Our record-breaking construction…

Veslefrikk B Platform Arrives to M.A.R.S Yard for Recycling

Sep 02, 2022

Modern American Recycling Services Europe (M.A.R.S.) said Friday that Equinor's Veslefrikk B platform had arrived in the Port of Frederikshavn, where it will be recycled.The Veslefrikk B arrived at the M.A.R.S quayside on Wednesday, August 31…

Allseas Nets Massive Decommissioning Contract in UK North Sea

Sep 01, 2022

Offshore installation and decommissioning contractor Allseas has secured a contract with TAQA UK for the removal and disposal ofseveral Northern North Sea (NNS) facilities.Aberdeen-based TAQA manages the UK North Sea exploration and production…

Helix Energy Solutions Acquires MP GOM's Gulf of Mexico Block Stake

Aug 30, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group has acquired from MP Gulf of Mexico, LLC (“MP GOM”), a joint venture controlled by Murphy Exploration & Production Company – USA, all of MP GOM’s 62.5% interest in Mississippi Canyon Block 734, comprised of three wells and related subsea infrastructure…

Velesto Nets $13,4M P&A Work at Petronas' Tembungo Offshore Field

Aug 26, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has awarded a contract to the offshore services firm Velesto for the plugging and abandonment services at Tembungo A & B platforms offshore Sabah, Malaysia.Velesto said Thursday that the contract had an…

Helix Wins Offshore Decommissioning Work in Thailand

Aug 26, 2022

Helix Robotics Solutions has won a 180-day contract by a local Thailand contractor to perform decommissioning services using the subsea construction vessel Grand Canyon II.The company, a robotics branch of the Helix Energy Solutions Group, said…

New Decommissioning Hub in Aberdeen to Create Up to 50 New Jobs

Aug 25, 2022

CessCon Decom,  a Scotland-based firm specializing in decommissioning of oil and gas structures, plans to launch a decommissioning hub at the Port of Aberdeen’s £400 million South Harbour expansion in Q3 2022, creating up to 50 new jobs.The…

Well-Safe Solutions' P&A Rig Gets Trendsetter Engineering's Trident Intervention System

Aug 17, 2022

UK-based offshore well decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions has teamed up with Houston-based services company Trendsetter Engineering to equip its Well-Safe Guardian semi-submersible rig with the Trident Intervention System.'Featuring a compact yet powerful design…

UKCS Decom Cost Reduction Falling Short

Aug 04, 2022

The UK's North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA, formerly Oil & Gas Authority) says an estimate of the total cost of decommissioning UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) oil and gas infrastructure fell just 2% last year. The drop, following a 4% reduction the year before…

Shell Books Stena Don for UK Drilling, P&A

Jul 29, 2022

Shell UK has signed a one year contract, with a year extension option, with Stena Drilling for the use of the Stena Don in the UK North Sea. The contract is due to start in Q2 2023 and will cover well activities, including a combination of plugging…

Heerema Wins Decom Contract for Woodside’s Nganhurra RTM

Jul 25, 2022

Heerema Marine Contractors said it won a decommissioning contract by Woodside Energy that includes the integrated engineering, preparation, removal and transport of the Nganhurra Riser Turret Mooring (RTM).The work involves removing the RTM from the Enfield field…

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