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Plugging the Hole

Mar 01, 2021

Sitting at 49% of the total cost of decommissioning, wells plugging and abandonment (P&A) has long been high on the hit-list on the decommissioning cost reduction agenda. It’s a task that has no returns on the cost to do it, and activity is increasing…

Equinor, Partners to Shut Down Veslefrikk Field for Good in 2022

Feb 22, 2021

Norway's Equinor said Monday it has, with its partners, decided to shut down the Veslefrikk field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea in the spring of 2022.'After more than 30 years on stream and over 400 million barrels of oil equivalent…

Woodside Issued Enforcement Action over Nganhurra RTM Decommissioning

Feb 05, 2021

Australian offshore oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA on Friday said it was taking compliance action against oil firm Woodside Energy Ltd to ensure safe and responsible decommissioning of the Nganhurra riser turret mooring. The regulator said it was looking at possible breaches of law…

Sparrows in Five-year Contract Renewal for UKCS Work

Feb 03, 2021

Offshore services company Sparrows Group has said it has won a five-year contract renewal with a UKCS operator, to continue supporting its production across two assets, as well as its decommissioning program across three other fields in the North Sea…

Satellites Could Drive Down Offshore Decommissioning Costs

Feb 01, 2021

Earth observation data from satellites could play a key role in the decommissioning activity of offshore energy assets such as oil platforms, as well as offshore wind farms, BMT an engineering and risk management consultancy, has said.BMT has…

Petrojarl Banff FPSO to Be Recycled in Denmark

Jan 18, 2021

M.A.R.S. Europe said it has been awarded a contract by Teekay Petrojarl Floating Production UK Ltd. for dismantling and recycling of the Petrojarl Banff floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO). The deal includes engineering, preparation…

CessCon Decom to Dismantle Spirit Energy's Morecambe Bay Facilities

Jan 11, 2021

Scotland-based CessCon Decom has won a major deal to carry out the onshore decommissioning, dismantling, and recycling of Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay DP3 and DP4 facilities in the East Irish Sea.The contract comes from the offshore installation and decommissioning company Allseas…

Pioneering Spirit to Remove Two Morecambe Bay Platforms

Jan 07, 2021

Allseas' giant heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit will remove the DP3 and DP4 platforms in Morecambe Bay off the U.K. for independent oil and gas operator Spirit Energy.The two normally unmanned installations used to produce gas as part of…

Enquest, Qualimar to Remove Northern Producer Platform in 2021

Dec 30, 2020

Oil and gas company Enquest, and Qualimar, the owner of the Northern Producer offshore oil platform, have recently applied for approvals to remove the semi-submersible unit from the North Sea fields, as well as for the removal of the related riser systems…

Gallery: Heerema's Thialf Removes Sable Offshore Platforms (Canada)

Dec 23, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf has recently completed the eight-month long campaign to remove the Sable Project’s offshore platforms for ExxonMobil in Canada.The vessel Thialf arrived in Canada in early…

"No Rush to Decommission," OGUK Says, as Virus, Low Oil Prices Force Firms to Delay Projects

Nov 24, 2020

Falling oil prices and the Covid-19 effects have forced oil and gas companies to cut their spending wherever possible, leading to, as a consequence, to delays with planned UK North Sea decommissioning programs, with a 30 percent drop in decom expenditure expected in 2020…

AGR Starts Decom Works on Kinsale Field Offshore Ireland

Nov 17, 2020

Energy services company AGR has started decommissioning operations of Ireland’s first indigenous gas wells in the Kinsale Area in the Celtic Sea, on behalf of PSE Kinsale Energy.To remind, Kinsale Energy, a subsidiary of Petronas, in July said…

UK-Based Offshore Decommissioning Firm Secures $33,6M Investment

Nov 02, 2020

UK-based offshore decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions has secured a £26 million (around $33,6 million) investment to fund the next phase of its growth plan, the company said Monday.Well-Safe, which recently bought Seadrill's 1993…

Stena Drilling Wins Drillship Work Offshore Israel

Oct 12, 2020

Offshore drilling company Stena Drilling has won a contract for its Stena Forth drillship in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel.Stena Drilling said the contract was with Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd, which is now a subsidiary of Chevron…

In a First, ROVOP Inspects Offshore Installation via Video Link

Oct 07, 2020

UK-based ROV services provider ROVOP has said it has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair, and maintenance workscope, 'effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore,' on Premier Oil's Balmoral floating production vessel in the UK North Sea…

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