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Supply chain shortfalls on the UK continental shelf

Jul 26, 2013

A new report shines a spotlight on the UK’s decommissioning supply-chain’s future needs. The latest estimate of future spending on decommissioning in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is approximately £35billion by 2040. To date, fewer…

BSEE: Offshore decommissioning accelerates in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 26, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has jurisdiction over decommissioning of “idle iron” wells and structures, pipelines, and the Rigs-to-Reefs program. According to BSEE, there were about 2,996 production platforms on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

Clearing infrastructure– from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea

Jul 25, 2013

Technology can be transferred from the Gulf of Mexico to new markets such as the North Sea and beyond. Scott Adams, sales manager of Decommissioning Services, and Caroline Grant, Operations Manager, provide insight from Gulfstream Services Inc…

Leak reported off Louisiana

Jul 11, 2013

An Energy Resource Technology (ERT) well, located within the Ship Shoal block 225, has been leaking a mixture of gas, salt water, and light condensate to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico since Monday July 8, 2013. Talos Energy—Houston…

OTC.13: Focus on abandonment issues

May 06, 2013

Rigless abandonment of wells and use of downhole communications will be future trends, according to an OTC paper on well plugging and abandonment. Praful Desai, presenting for Schlumberger, outlined the large number of ageing and non producing wells globally…

Decommissioning market opportunity for UK

Mar 26, 2013

Research identifying strengths and weaknesses in the oil & gas decommissioning sector will be outlined to delegates attending a new one-day event for the sector taking place in Aberdeen today.Decom Offshore 2013 is being held by offshore oil…

Archer secures Heimdel contract

Feb 12, 2013

Archer to provide P&A services for Statoil Image: ArcherArcher Ltd., a global oilfield service provider headquartered in Bermuda, has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the…

Aker enters UK frame

Jan 14, 2013

Contract covers Talisman Sinopec brownfieldsTroll C LPP module leaving Egersund (Photo: Aker Solutions)Aker Solutions has secured an important five-year frame agreement for the execution of contracts across Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd's brownfield projects on the UK continental shelf…

Pre-programmed mission for decommissioning survey

Jan 09, 2013

Chevron needed to survey 14 sites in the Gulf of Mexico, most of which were slated for decommissioning, so it hired Lockheed Martin to deploy its new Marlin AUV to assist. Chevron subsea survey engineer Olugbena Esan and Lou Dennis, Lockheed Martin business development manager…

Talisman, Sinopec complete UK deal

Dec 18, 2012

Sinopec strikes $1.5B deal for Talisman UK JVTalisman Energy has completed its joint venture transaction with Sinopec subsidiary Addax Petroleum UK Limited (APUK) following receipt of government and regulatory approval, the company announced on 17 December 2012…

Subsea 7 wins Shell extension

Nov 28, 2012

Seven AtlanticShell Upstream International Europe has awarded Subsea 7 a two-year extension on both of its underwater services contracts worth approximately $360 million, Subsea 7 announced on 27 November 2012.Under these contracts, Subsea 7 will continue to provide subsea construction…

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…

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