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SMIT to salvage sunk platform

Feb 04, 2014

Royal Boskalis Westminster subsidiary SMIT Salvage has been awarded a contract to remove a damaged jack-up platform from the seabed offshore Angola. During its installation near a pigging platform in July 2013, the platform suffered a…

The piece small challenge

Nov 07, 2013

Large structures in deep water Gulf of Mexico are set to challenge established decommissioning methodologies in the basin, while the North Sea still awaits its bow-wave of activity. Elaine Maslin reports. Globally, the offshore decommissioning market has largely been limited to two basins…

Deepwater well decommissioning

Nov 01, 2013

Houston-based Helix ESG recently completed a deepwater well decommissioning project in 7919ft. Darin Hilton explains the steps and options involved in plugging and abandonment. Over the past several years, there has been a growing demand…

OE13: Statoil mulling Statfjord A life extension

Sep 05, 2013

Norway’s Statoil is considering extending the life of its giant Statfjord A facility in the North Sea, with a decision expected by year end, SPE Offshore Europe’s keynote session Decommissioning and value extraction for end of life heard yesterday…

P&A costs slashed by new cutting tool

Sep 01, 2013

Decommissioning is on the rise and the cost to industry will be about US$80 billion over the next 25 years to plug and abandon more than 5,000 wells, clear flowlines, and remove related structures. Is there a way to improve the decommissioning process…

Allseas to do Brent removals

Aug 06, 2013

Allseas’ heavy-lift and pipelay vessel the Pieter Schelte has been awarded its first contract. The vessel, under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, Korea, is to carry out topsides removals on the Shell-operated Brent field in the North Sea…

OIS launches Wellintel service for decommissioning

Jul 30, 2013

Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), an Acteon company, launched a new service designed to help operators fulfill their suspended well decommissioning plans. Wellintel is a well data collection and review service that gathers and prepares…

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…

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