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Well-Safe Buys Seadrill Rig for North Sea P&A. Move to Create 100 New Jobs

Sep 14, 2020

UK-based offshore decommissioning company Well-Safe Solutions has bought Seadrill's 1993-built West Epsilon jack-up rig, in a move that the company says will create a 100 new jobs.This will be Well-Safe's second rig in the fleet following the…

PHOTO: Ninian Northern Topside Ready for Decommissioning at Lerwick

Sep 03, 2020

Following last week's removal of the Ninian Northern platform topside from its offshore location in the UK North Sea, and its arrival to Lerwick, the topside has now been loaded out at Lerwick Harbour's Dales Voe Base.'The operation to load-in the 14…

Photo: Ocean Kinetics Lifts Buchan Alpha Pontoons

Sep 03, 2020

Ocean Kinetics has completed the lifting of the pontoons of the Buchan Alpha platform as part of the decommissioning program of the platform that ceased production in 2017.After some 36 years in production in the North Sea, and almost 150mm barrels of oil…

DOF Subsea Wins Deal to Assist with Offshore Decommissioning Project

Sep 01, 2020

Subsea services provider and vessel operator DOF Subsea has been awarded a turnkey contract performing marine operations related to a decommissioning project by Teekay Petrojarl Floating Production.DOF Subsea said Tuesday that the contract with…

Stena Spey Semi-Sub Selected for Kinsale Field Decommissioning Gig

Sep 01, 2020

Ireland's PSE Kinsale Energy has hired Stena Drilling's Stena Spey semi-submersible drilling rig for a decommissioning campaign at the Kinsale field offshore Ireland.To remind, Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea officially ceased production last month after more than 40 years online…

VIDEO: Pioneering Spirit Brings Ninian Northern Topside to Lerwick

Aug 31, 2020

Pioneering Spirit, one of the world's largest vessels, reached Lerwick Harbour on Friday, August 28, carrying aboard the 14,200 tonne Ninian Northern Platform topside.Prior to the arrival in Lerwick, the giant catamaran had removed the Ninian…

Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Ninian Topsides in Final Decom Gig of 2020

Aug 28, 2020

Allseas' colossal Pioneering Spirit offshore construction - or in this case 'deconstruction - vessel has removed the Ninian Northern platform topsides in the UK North Sea.Located in the North Sea, 160 kilometers northeast of the Shetland Islands…

Greenpeace Activists Blast Shell's Brent Decom Plan

Aug 26, 2020

Greenpeace activists have launched a protest near Shell's Brent Charlie platform north-east of the Shetland Islands, criticizing the oil giant's decommissioning plan for the Brent oil and gas field, the field that gave name to the crude oil…

Augean Buys Drilling Waste Management Firm EcoCentre

Aug 24, 2020

North Sea-focused provider of waste and decommissioning services Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) said Monday it had acquired the EcoCentre at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.ANSS assists the treatment, recycling and re-use of waste material derived…

Gallery: Allseas Completes Tyra Removal Work Off Denmark

Aug 17, 2020

Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has completed a removal campaign of processing and accommodation topsides and flare jackets as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project for Total E&P Denmark. 'Over the last two weeks, Pioneering Spirit removed more than 27…

PHOTO: Heerema Breaks Own Heavy-lift Record with Brent Alpha Jacket Removal

Aug 12, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has broken its recently set heavy lifting record with the removal of Shell's 10100 mT Brent Alpha jacket in the UK North Sea.'This single jacket lift breaks Sleipnir’s recent record for lifting the 8100 mT Jotun-B jacket…

Well Intervention Market Overview

Aug 11, 2020

The well intervention market is a niche one, with only a few main players – including Helix/Well Ops, Island Offshore, AKOFS Offshore and Siem Offshore – and only three key geographical regions; Northwest Europe, South America and the US Gulf of Mexico…

Orca to Provide Dive System Support for Well-Safe Guardian

Aug 11, 2020

Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based company specializing in P&A services, has awarded Orca Oceanic Systems a contract for the provision of Dive System Support and Engineering Services onboard its Well-Safe Guardian semi-submersible decommissioning rig…

Canada: Deep Panuke Offshore Platform Removed from Field

Aug 07, 2020

The Deep Panuke production platform has been 'de-installed' from the namesake offshore gas field in Nova Scotia, Canada, and will be recycled.The jack-up production platform was delivered to the field back in 2011 by SBM Offshore as part of…

Scientists Investigating Effects of North Sea Platforms on Marine Life

Aug 05, 2020

Scientists in the UK are studying how rigs, pipelines, and other infrastructure such as offshore wind installations, affect marine life in the North Sea. The findings might be used in the decision-making process related to offshore facilities decommissioning…

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