Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News - page 33


Jaws of steel

Nov 23, 2012

When a major operator with extensive holdings on the US Gulf of Mexico shelf wanted to scale back the use of divers while ramping up decommissioning and platform removal activities, it turned to contractor Versabar, the company behind the Bottom Feeder heavy lift system…

D-day approaching for UKCS infrastructure

Nov 04, 2012

Oil & Gas UK and Decom North Sea held a sell-out Offshore Decommissioning Conference in Dunblane, Scotland, in October. Meg Chesshyre listened in.Sponsored by Aker Solutions and Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) and delivered in association with the UK’s Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF)…

Well integrity on the upgrade

Oct 12, 2012

A new range of four gastight well suspension plugs, designated the Lock series, was unveiled by well integrity specialist Archer during ONS.The series comprises four application-specific products: SafeLock, for short to medium term suspension periods…

Braced for the North Sea bow wave

Sep 01, 2012

Whisper it quietly, but the long-promised dawn of serious and sustainable North Sea decommissioning sector activity may have arrived at last. Extensive planning and preparation are currently under way in the sector as countries around the North…

Bridging the P&A gap

Sep 01, 2012

New and expanding regulations governing the growing number of ageing offshore oilfields are pushing the industry to develop safe, innovative and fit-for-purpose technologies for well plug and abandonment (P&A) operations and late-stage interventions…

Abandonment tool cuts time

Jun 26, 2012

Proserv unveiled a next-generation subsea cutting tool said to provide complete well severance and significantly reduce in-well operational time. The enhanced Multi-String Cutting (MSC) tool is a customisable internal multi-string conductor…

England's eastern promise

May 01, 2012

'The scope of [NAM/Shell] well repair and maintenance work will see [Kraken] visit nearly 50 platforms.'Offshore oil & gas and wind power opportunities for England's eastern region were debated at the biggest ever conference staged by EEE…

The state of independents

Apr 01, 2012

The crucial role played by the independents in the energy mix and the slightly precarious position in which they find themselves was highlighted by Talisman Energy president and CEO John Manzoni at the Energy Institute's recent three-day gathering in London…

Braced for the North Sea bow wave

Nov 01, 2011

A growing belief that the ‘bow wave' of the long-awaited North Sea decommissioning market has now reached the industry was evident at last month's sell-out Offshore Decommissioning Conference† in Dunblane, Scotland. Meg Chesshyre reports.A plea…

products in action- November 2011

Nov 01, 2011

Mooring Chevron's Jack/St MaloMore than 164,000ft of polyester mooring rope plus accessories and field inspection support services are to be supplied by Parker Hannifin's energy products division for Chevron's Jack/ St Malo floating production unit…

Products in action - October 2011

Oct 01, 2011

Measuring mooring tensionSeattle-based Measurement Technology NW announced successful implementation of its running line tensiometer (RLT) technology with a Samson synthetic rope in a Gulf of Mexico offshore mooring monitoring project engineered by Delmar Systems late August…

Explosive start

Aug 01, 2011

Aberdeen-based specialist explosives service provider Spex Services launched a new division earlier this year to capitalise on the business opportunities opening up in the decommissioning and salvage sectors. The company operates from three bases…

Support services integration the key

Aug 01, 2011

With the scene now apparently set for a long-awaited global decommissioning drive, RBG director Roger Esson discusses what it takes to retire offshore installations safely and efficiently.Despite the high oil price and drive to extract more reserves from existing fields…

Prospects and pitfalls

Aug 01, 2011

Time is running short for a collaborative and cost-efficient approach to decommissioning, believes Optimus consultant Stuart Heggie.Perhaps understandably, governments and operators have put off decommissioning as much as possible. However,…

Decommissioning at the double

Aug 01, 2011

Letters of intent for the removal of two redundant North Sea platforms, H7 and 2/4-S, have been awarded by Statoil on behalf of operator Gassco. AF Decom Offshore will remove and sell H7, while Saipem UK will remove 2/4-S. Both installations are to be removed by the end of 2014…

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