Mark Lammey

Business reporter at the P&J. Formerly online editor and deputy business editor at The Moscow Times.
Decom

Technology key to maximising the late life of field potential, Expro boss says

08/11/2018

With UK decommissioning expenditure estimated at £55.7 billion, it’s no surprise that this offers a significant opportunity for many companies. From a well abandonment perspective alone, activity is set to increase from £1.2bn in 2016 to an expected £1.5–2bn per year through to 2025, according to Oil and Gas UK (OGUK).

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A fit new approach to decommissioning

07/11/2018

For the uninitiated, there may not be any obvious connections between North Sea decommissioning and Crossfit – a high-intensity fitness programme – however Oil and Gas UK’s (OGUK’s) new decommissioning manager sees things differently.

Opinion

CMS: New models for old oil platforms?

07/11/2018

Decommissioning is now a significant part of the landscape of activity in the UKCS – annual decommissioning expenditure has topped £1 billion since 2015 and may come close to £2bn when Oil and Gas UK reports its estimate for 2018 later this month.

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Aberdeen harbour: In demand for decommissioning

07/11/2018

Demand for decommissioning services in Aberdeen Harbour have been steadily growing for several years now – but in 2018 the port has been a hive of decom activity. Nearly 2,000 tonnes of material has crossed the quayside from high-profile projects, such as the Maersk Leadon and Janice, and Shell’s Brent Alpha projects. The Harbour has also accommodated materials inbound from Nexen’s Plug and Abandonment Programme.

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Benchmarking and beyond with Achilles

07/11/2018

As global economies transition away from fossil fuels towards more sustainable energy sources, the shutting down of oil and gas operations presents a huge decommissioning challenge.

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Decommissioning: It’s not over until it’s over

07/11/2018

Is decommissioning and the demise of oil and gas being heralded prematurely within the UKCS, with prospects recently announced onshore near Gatwick and west of Shetland through BP and Total? Fracking in Lancashire has been given the go ahead and it won’t be long before we see this in the central belt of Scotland, utilising Grangemouth and extending its life even further.

Health & Safety

Iqarus: Understanding the economic impact of a diabetes diagnosis

07/11/2018

Around 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, a figure that has more than doubled in the last 20 years. That’s not accounting for the additional estimate of almost one million people believed to be unknowingly living with the condition because they have not yet been diagnosed.

Other News

Forum discusses how to put city on the map

07/11/2018

The transformation of Union Terrace Gardens, a giant statue of a bull for the side of the AWPR and a New York-style “Highline” have all been mooted as ways to reinvent the region.

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