JFO Aids NPCC Decom Work

November 11, 2019

(Photo: JFO)
(Photo: JFO)

Offshore engineering solutions firm James Fisher Offshore (JFO) said it is supporting Saudi engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business NPCC to deliver time and cost savings in offshore decommissioning operations in the Middle East.

Recent reporting from its ongoing project in support of NPCC demonstrate a 60% reduction in overall cutting time utilizing its innovative ultra-high-pressure (UHP) abrasive water jet internal cutting system, JFO said.

This system minimizes equipment requirements and the need to de-water, while the cut verification system ensures operator and customer certainty, minimizing the risk of stitching and, ultimately, reducing risk of over-run on high cost projects.

Jack Davidson, managing director at JFO, said deploying the correct technology and equipment helps to optimize results.

“Our experience and innovations are delivering tangible time and cost savings for our customers, for example reducing vessel time, back deck and personnel requirements and enhancing project assurance,” Davidson said.

“It is exciting to see the top tier of the supply chain regionally such as NPCC embrace our new technologies and innovative ways of working, benefitting from the value we are delivering for them and to the overall decommissioning landscape.”

Mobilizing from its base in Saudi Arabia JFO was also able minimize mobilization time and cost.

With an estimated 1,000 assets and more than 3,000 wells set to exceed their operational life expectancy over the next 20 years, the Middle East is a key market for JFO where the business is creating measurable efficiencies for some of the region’s most notable decommissioning projects.



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