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Maersk Drilling Wins 31-well P&A Work in Dutch North Sea

Apr 11, 2022

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has won plug and abandonment contracts for its harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute in the Dutch sector in the North Sea.The contracts are for the plugging and abandonment of 31 wells…

DOF Subsea's North Sea Decom Project Hits 99% Recycling and Repurposing Rate

Apr 06, 2022

Subsea services company DOF Subsea has recently carried out an offshore decommissioning contract for Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, achieving a 99% rate for the combined recycling and repurposing of recovered materials.The offshore works at the Buchan and Hannay fields in the UK North Sea…

Australian Gov't Awards Northern Endeavour FPSO Decom Deal to Petrofac. Oil Industry to Pay

Apr 01, 2022

The Australian Government has awarded London-listed oilfield services giant Petrofac a contract for Phase 1 of the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour FPSO, offshore W. Australia.Northern Endeavour FPSO is currently moored between the…

DOF Subsea Clinches Multiple Contracts in Oil & Gas, Renewables Sectors

Mar 29, 2022

Subsea services provider DOF Subsea said Tuesday it had won several new contracts in both the oil and gas and renewables sectors in the North Sea.The projects, to be delivered in 2022, total more than 185 vessel days excluding any optional work…

BHP Files Plan for Closure of Griffin Gas Export Pipeline Off Australia

Mar 25, 2022

BHP Petroleum has submitted an environment plan for the 'safe and sustainable' closure of the Griffin Gas Export Pipeline, offshore W. Australia.The  Griffin Gas Export Pipeline is located within Pipeline Licence WA-3-PL, in Commonwealth waters…

Norway: Shell Given OK for Knarr FPSO Removal

Mar 24, 2022

Oil major Shell has received regulatory approval for the removal of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO and seabed structures on the Knarr field, offshore Norway.Discovered in 2008, Knarr is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, 50 kilometers northeast of the Snorre field…

Woodside Hires DOF for Enfield Field Xmas Trees Retrieval

Mar 24, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Woodside has awarded subsea services firm DOF Subsea Australia a contract for subsea services and the retrieval of subsea Xmas trees from the Enfield field, offshore Australia.DOF said that the project would involve the recovery of 18 Subsea XTrees…

Acteon's Claxton to Acquire Oceaneering's Decommissioning Personnel and Assets

Mar 16, 2022

Claxton, a brand within Acteon’s drilling and decommissioning segment, has agreed to acquire decommissioning personnel and assets from Oceaneering.From the anticipated closure date of March 30, 2022, certain Oceaneering staff based in Norway will transfer to Claxton…

Decommissioning: Corals on Oil Platforms Could Kick-start the Deep-sea Ecosystem

Mar 10, 2022

In the late 1990s, the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa was first reported growing on the legs of oil platforms in the northern North Sea. As these platforms reach the end of their operational lives, many are being decommissioned and brought ashore…

Legasea's 'Shore to store' Project Promises to Cut Subsea Decom Emissions, Create 'Green' Jobs

Mar 10, 2022

Aberdeenshire-based subsea specialist Legasea said this week it had secured funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop its Shore to Store service, while creating green jobs.'The innovative project will reduce the carbon footprint of subsea decommissioning operations…

Heerema, DeepOcean Win North Sea Decommissioning Deals with Spirit Energy

Mar 10, 2022

Heerema Marine Contractors and DeepOcean have contracts with oil and gas firm Spirit Energy in the UK for removal and disposal services of the operator’s North Sea decommissioning portfolio. Heerema said it would cooperate with DeepOcean, the subsea asset removal contractor…

Offshore Energy: Are Decommissioning Costs set to Spiral?

Mar 01, 2022

As offshore market activity recovers and continues to increase through the next decade, as we expect it to, oilfield service (OFS) capacity is expected to tighten.As offshore market activity recovers and continues to increase through the next decade…

UK Regulator Greenlights TAQA's Cormorant Alpha Platform Topsides Removal Plan

Feb 23, 2022

The UK regulators have approved decommissioning plans submitted by TAQA Bratani for the removal of the Cormorant Alpha platform topsides in the North Sea.TAQA last year filed plans for the decommissioning of the topsides of the Cormorant Alpha platform…

Helix Energy Solutions in 12-month Decom Deal in Brazil

Feb 16, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group has won a field decommissioning contract of an undisclosed value with Trident Energy in Brazil.The project is located off the coast of Brazil in the Pampo and Enchova Clusters in the Campos Basin. The 12-month firm contract is scheduled to begin in late 2022…

Equinor Gets OK for Veslefrikk Platform Disposal

Feb 10, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has received consent from Norway's oil and gas industry safety body the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for disposal of the facilities on the Veslefrikk field in the North Sea.'Equinor has applied to the…

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