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Spirit Energy to Decommission Another North Sea Oil Field

Aug 30, 2021

UK-based oil firm Spirit Energy is set to decommission another oil field in the UK North Sea.Just days after receiving approval for the decommissioning plan for its Ensign field, Spirit Energy said Monday it would file a decommissioning program for its Chestnut field in the Central North Sea…

Spirit Energy Gets Approval to Remove Ensign Offshore Platform

Aug 27, 2021

The UK Government has approved Spirit Energy's decommissioning program for the Ensign platform in the Southern North Sea.The normally unmanned platform, comprising a steel jacket and topsides, is located at Ensign field, approximately 109 km…

Woodside, Oil Majors, Work to Overturn $723M Timor Sea Field Decommissioning Levy

Aug 27, 2021

Woodside Petroleum said on Friday it is working with other companies on a plan to replace a proposed Australian government levy that would make offshore producers pay for the clean up of an abandoned oilfield in the Timor Sea.The government…

DOF, Aker Solutions JV Secures Decom Contract with DNO

Aug 16, 2021

KDS JV, a joint venture between offshore vessel owner DOF Subsea and offshore equipment maker and service provider Aker Solutions, has secured a subsea decommissioning contract for DNO at the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract includes engineering…

VIDEO: Heerema Removes Topside from TAQA's Brae Bravo Platform

Aug 13, 2021

Oil and gas firm TAQA said Friday that Heerema Marine Contractors had successfully removed the topside of its Brae Bravo platform in the UK North Sea.'This marked the completion of two successful ground-breaking campaigns with HAF, the Heerema…

Equinor, Ardyne Extend Offshore Well Decommissioning Tech Partnership

Jul 14, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor has agreed on a second joint industry project (JIP) with UK/Norway-based fishing, milling, and casing recovery provider Ardyne to further develop Ardyne's TITAN RS technology.Ardyne said the JIP would aim 'to…

UK: Oil and Gas Decom Costs Drop, But end-2022 Target Could be Missed

Jul 07, 2021

The cost of oil and gas decommissioning in the UK has decreased for the fourth year in a row since the cost was first estimated in 2017, when the Oil and Gas Authority set a target of a 35 percent cost reduction, with the goal of reducing the…

VIDEO: Pioneering Spirit Vessel Removes Valhall Platform Jacket

Jul 06, 2021

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit offshore installation and decommissioning vessel has earlier this month removed 2500-t Valhall Quarters Platform (QP) lower jacket out of the water in the North Sea, off Norway.'The jacket on Valhall QP has now been removed and is on its way to Stord for recycling…

Australian Gov't Invites Expressions of Interest for Timor Sea FPSO Decommissioning

Jul 05, 2021

The Australian government on July 1 released a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for Phase 1 works related to decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour FPSO currently at Laminaria-Corallina oil fields in the Timor Sea.After the offshore fields' owner…

Decom Engineering Making Oil & Gas Decommissioning Greener

Jul 02, 2021

Northern Ireland-based decommissioning specialist Decom Engineering has said it has developed tools that can make decommissioning in the energy sector greener, faster and safer, and is also looking at business opportunities in the offshore wind sector…

M.A.R.S to Recycle Veslefrikk B platform

Jul 01, 2021

Modern American Recycling Services Europe (M.A.R.S) said Thursday it had secured the contract for deconstruction and recycling of Equinor's Veslefrikk B platform in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Veslefrikk B platform is a semi-submersible production platform…

Aker Solutions, AF Gruppen to Merge Offshore Decommissioning Businesses

Jul 01, 2021

Norwegian Engineering and construction groups Aker Solutions and AF Gruppen have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge the two firms’ existing offshore decommissioning operations.They've agreed to merge the offshore decommissioning operations…

Australia's Oil Industry Slams 'Extreme' Levy for Timor Sea Field Decommissioning

Jun 29, 2021

Australia's oil industry lobby group on Tuesday slammed as 'extreme' the amount the government has proposed as a levy on all of the country's offshore oil producers to cover the cost of decommissioning an offshore field.The levy was announced in May…

AqualisBraemar LOC Wraps Work on Sable Project in Canada

Jun 29, 2021

AqualisBraemar LOC, energy and marine industry consultants, said Tuesday it had wrapped up its work on the Sable Project decommissioning and removal campaign off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.The Sable Offshore Energy Project was developed…

Spirit Energy's Morecambe Bay Platforms Arrive at CessCon Yard for Decommissioning

Jun 29, 2021

CessCon Decom, a Scotland-based firm specializing in decommissioning of oil and gas structures, has taken delivery of the DP3 and DP4 offshore platforms from Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay development in the East Irish Sea.Allseas’ single-lift…

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