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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…

Petronas Hires Havfram for Offshore Decommissioning Project in Mauritania

May 12, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has, via its PC Mauritania 1 subsidiary, hired the Norwegian offshore services company Havfram for offshore decommissioning work in Mauritania.Havfram will provide engineering, procurement, retrieval, and…

Petrofac Wins $200M Offshore Decommissioning Contract in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

May 05, 2022

Oilfield services giant Petrofac has formed an alliance with decommissioning firm Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC) to decommission the South Pass 60, South Pass 6, and East Breaks 165 offshore fields, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.According to Petrofac…

Awilco Drilling to Sell WilPhoenix Drilling Rig to Well-Safe Solutions

May 04, 2022

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has agreed to sell its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig to the UK-based P&A specialist Well-Safe Solutions Ltd. Well-Safe will pay $15.5 million for the semi-sub built in 1982 and upgraded in 2011…

One of the Heaviest Offshore Jacket Lifts Ever: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Ninian Northern Jacket

Apr 22, 2022

Offshore installation and decommissioning contractor Allseas has removed the Ninian Northern jacket in the North Sea in a single lift, showcasing its new jacket lifting system installed aboard its giant Pioneering Spirit vessel.In what was the first deployment of the new jacket lifting technology…

Maersk Drilling Wins 31-well P&A Work in Dutch North Sea

Apr 11, 2022

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has won plug and abandonment contracts for its harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute in the Dutch sector in the North Sea.The contracts are for the plugging and abandonment of 31 wells…

DOF Subsea's North Sea Decom Project Hits 99% Recycling and Repurposing Rate

Apr 06, 2022

Subsea services company DOF Subsea has recently carried out an offshore decommissioning contract for Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, achieving a 99% rate for the combined recycling and repurposing of recovered materials.The offshore works at the Buchan and Hannay fields in the UK North Sea…

Australian Gov't Awards Northern Endeavour FPSO Decom Deal to Petrofac. Oil Industry to Pay

Apr 01, 2022

The Australian Government has awarded London-listed oilfield services giant Petrofac a contract for Phase 1 of the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour FPSO, offshore W. Australia.Northern Endeavour FPSO is currently moored between the…

DOF Subsea Clinches Multiple Contracts in Oil & Gas, Renewables Sectors

Mar 29, 2022

Subsea services provider DOF Subsea said Tuesday it had won several new contracts in both the oil and gas and renewables sectors in the North Sea.The projects, to be delivered in 2022, total more than 185 vessel days excluding any optional work…

BHP Files Plan for Closure of Griffin Gas Export Pipeline Off Australia

Mar 25, 2022

BHP Petroleum has submitted an environment plan for the 'safe and sustainable' closure of the Griffin Gas Export Pipeline, offshore W. Australia.The  Griffin Gas Export Pipeline is located within Pipeline Licence WA-3-PL, in Commonwealth waters…

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