Offshore Drilling Decommissioning News


Repsol Sinopec Taps Archer for $165 Million Decommissioning Project in North Sea

Aug 15, 2023

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK has awarded a $165 million decommissioning contract to Archer to execute the plug and abandonment (P&A) of 30 wells in the Fulmar Field and two wells in the Halley Field in the UK North Sea.The contract is a fully integrated P&A project, covering the complete work scope, including a modular P&A rig, well services, and well engineering, Archer said.The Fulmar scope includes the removal of the existing drilling facility and the installation of one of our P&A rigs…

Offshore Decommissioning: Heerema Taps AF Gruppen for Heimdal Platform Work

Sep 19, 2023

Oslo-listed AF Gruppen (AFG) has received a letter of award for a contract from the Dutch offshore services firm Heerema Marine Contractors for the engineering and offshore hook-down preparation of Equinor’s Heimdal Main Platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea…

Equinor Taps Three60 Energy for Plug and Abandonment Services at Statfjord Field

Sep 12, 2023

Offshore oilfield services firm Three60 Energy said Tuesday it had secured a plug and abandonment services contract from Equinor for work at Statfjord field, offshore Norway.Thomas Kibsgaard-Vatn, THREE60 Energy’s Discipline Owner P&A, commented…

Offshore Alliance, Legeneering Agree on Decommissioning Rates for Workers

Sep 04, 2023

The Offshore Alliance and Australia's Legeneering reached an agreement on the decommissioning rates for the Thevenard offshore decommissioning workscopes, the union alliance said on Friday. Under the agreement, Legeneering will see members lock…

Webtool Cutter Used in Downhole Decommissioning Tool

Aug 23, 2023

Allspeeds, manufacturer of Webtool hydraulic cutters, has supplied a downhole cutter for James Fisher Decommissioning’s SEABASS subsea well abandonment tool. The smallest Webtool steel wire cutter so far at just 172mm, it is tightly integrated…

Boskalis' Offshore Energy Branch Sees 1H Revenue Increase 50%

Aug 18, 2023

Dutch offshore and marine services firm Boskalis said its Offshore Energy division saw its revenue increase by 50%, with an EBITDA increase of almost 70% in the first half of 2023.All business units within the Offshore Energy branch saw increases in both revenue and earnings…

Spirit Energy Reports Record-Breaking Year in Offshore Decommissioning Activities

Aug 03, 2023

UK-based oil and gas company Spirit Energy is reporting its busiest year-to-date in decommissioning activities, with offshore campaigns taking place across the Central North Sea (CNS), Southern North Sea (SNS), and East Irish Sea.The most recent activity to be completed…

UK's Well-Safe Solutions Eyes Lucrative Australian Offshore Decommissioning Market

Jul 20, 2023

1UK-based offshore well plug and abandonment company Well-Safe Solutions, best known for its services in the UK North Sea, is expanding into the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of Massimo Delia as General Manager of newly-created Well-Safe Solutions Pty Ltd…

M.A.R.S. Chosen for Sustainable Recycling of EnQuest's Heather Alpha Topsides

Jul 18, 2023

Offshore installation and decommissioning services firm Allseas has awarded Modern American Recycling Services Europe (‘M.A.R.S.’) a contract for project management and engineering, receipt with load-in assistance, dismantling, and disposal…

Petrobras Makes History, Sells First FPSO for Green Recycling in Brazil

Jul 11, 2023

In a first, Brazilian oil company Petrobras last week reportedly sold the P-32 FPSO for sustainable recycling in Brazil, paving the way for the development of the local ship recycling industry.The sale of the floating unit P-32 reportedly took place on July 7…

Decom Engineering Develops Its Largest Chopsaw Yet for Subsea Pipe Cutting

Jul 05, 2023

Northern Ireland-based offshore decommissioning technology firm Decom Engineering said Wednesday it had developed its largest Chopsaw to date in response to client demand for larger-sized subsea pipe-cutting capability.The C1-46 Chopsaw has…

BSEE Announces $3 Million for Decommissioning Orphaned Offshore Infrastructure

Jun 19, 2023

U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Kevin Sligh announced a $3 million investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help reduce the risk of pollution from orphaned infrastructure on the federal Outer Continental Shelf…

Equinor Gets Consent to Dispose of Heimdal Field Facilities

Jun 15, 2023

The Norwegian offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority, has given Equinor consent to dispose of the facilities on the Heimdal field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.'Equinor has applied to the PSA for consent for the disposal of the facilities on the Heimdal field…

DNO Wraps Up Offshore Decommissioning Project in UK

Jun 05, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO said Monday that the wellhead platform production facilities had been removed from the Schooner field offshore UK, in what the company said was the last major offshore operation under DNO’s multi-year North Sea decommissioning program…

Helix Energy Solutions Wins Major Offshore Decommissioning Deal in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jun 01, 2023

U.S.-based offshore service firm Helix Energy Solutions has secured a 39-well decommissioning contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico shelf with an unnamed client. The project, awarded to Helix's Louisiana-based subsidiary Helix Alliance, is expected to start in mid-2023…

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