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Watch: Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Topsides

Jul 21, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit vessel last month removed Shell's Brent Alpha platform topside from the UK North Sea.The 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha was removed in a single-lift operation.It was then moved to Able UK’s Teesside decommissioning yard in North East England for dismantling and recycling…

Gallery: Heerema's Sleipnir Breaks Offshore Jacket Removal Record

Jul 20, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant heavy-lift vessel Sleipnir has broken a record for the largest single lift jacket removal. HMC said Monday that the record was broken in the Norwegian North Sea, where Sleipnir removed the 8100-tonne Jotun-B jacket for client Vår Energi…

Ireland: Kinsale Gas Fields Cease Production after 42 Years Online

Jul 08, 2020

Ireland's Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea have officially ceased production, after more than 40 years online.The news of production cessation from the gas fields was shared by the operator PSE Kinsale Energy, a subsidiary of Malaysia's Petronas…

Petrobras Starts Decommissioning Offshore Platform in Campos Basin

Jul 07, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has said it has started decommissioning works on the P-12 semi-submersible production platform in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.The 1983-built platform is located at the Linguado field, 83 km from Cabo de…

Allseas Taps Kvaerner for Valhall Platforms Recycling

Jun 30, 2020

Offshore installation and decommissioning specialist Allseas has awarded a contract to Norway's Kvaerner to dismantle and recycle three large topsides, three jackets and four bridges from Aker BP's Valhall and Hod fields, with a combined weight of 33 000 tonnes…

Mermaid Targets Offshore Decommissioning Work in Thailand with New Business Unit

Jun 30, 2020

Thai-based offshore services provider Mermaid Maritime has said it has launched a business branch focused on offshore transportation, installation and decommissioning.Mermaid said Tuesday its new business unit’s immediate target is potential…

Photo: Brent Alpha Topside Arrives at Able Seaton Port For Recycling

Jun 25, 2020

Shell's giant Brent Alpha oil and gas platform, removed from its offshore location in the North Sea earlier this week, has arrived on Thursday at Able Seaton Port in the UK where it will be scrapped.The 44-year-old Brent Alpha is the third platform…

VIDEO: Boskalis Removes Neptune's Dutch North Sea Platforms

Jun 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has completed the removal of three platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea with the help of the Dutch offshore contractor Boskalis.The platforms, L10-C, L10-D, and L10-G, had been in production for four decades before ceasing production in 2016…

Photo: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Platform

Jun 22, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel has completed its first decommissioning job of summer 2020, with a single-lift removal of Shell UK’s 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha platform from the North Sea. The Pioneering Spirit will now deliver…

DNS Sharing Offshore Decommissioning Expertise with Brunei

Jun 17, 2020

Decom North Sea, a UK-based non-profit organization focused on knowledge sharing in the space of offshore oil and gas decommissioning sector, is expanding in Asia with a deal struck in Brunei.DNS on Wednesday announced the creation of a 'landmark…

AF Gruppen to Dismantle Curlew FPSO

Jun 15, 2020

Oil company Shell has awarded Norway's AF Gruppen a contract for the dismantling and recycling of the Curlew FPSO.The Curlew is an FPSO which was deployed at the Curlew field in the UK North Sea in 1997, approximately 210km east of the Aberdeenshire coastline…

Aker BP Cleared to Use Maersk Invincible Rig for P&A at Valhall

May 29, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has secured consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig on its Valhall field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent is for the use of the Maersk Invincible…

Taqa Cleared to Remove Eider Platform Topside

May 27, 2020

The UK authorities have approved Taqa's decommissioning program the Eider platform topside in the UK North SeaThe Eider platform is located in Block 211/16a in the UK Northern North Sea. The field was discovered in May 1976 by Shell / Esso with…

Petrofac Starts Rubie and Renee P&A Work

May 27, 2020

UK oilfield services firm Petrofac has kicked off the plugging and abandonment work on the Rubie and Renee fields in the North Sea using Awilco's WilPhoenix rig.Petrofac won the Rubie and Renee P&A contract with Hess in August 2019.Over the next three months…

ConocoPhillips to Use Rowan Norway Jack-Up for Ekofisk P&A

May 25, 2020

Oil company ConocoPhillips has been given permission to use the Rowan Norway jack-up unit at its Ekofisk field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The consent was granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and relates to the plugging…

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