I’m baffled by the Curlew decommissioning saga that will now see the life-expired FPSO be dismantled in Norway rather than via the original arrangement whereby it was to be prepped in Dundee prior to being towed to Turkey for chopping up.
Data is key to good decision making in all sectors of industry and society and the Technology Leadership Board Digital Technology Theme highlights the truly disruptive potential of digital technologies. As we move towards a net zero economy, only through exploiting cross sectoral data can we achieve the potential of digital technologies, thereby aiding a smooth and sustainable energy transition. Combining data from the oil and gas and the renewables sectors with the nascent hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) industries will provide a platform for the best decision making. At the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) we are initiating several projects which will help deliver this.
A host of north and north-east companies and projects have been given cash injections through the Scottish Government’s decommissioning challenge fund (DCF).
Plans to create an oilfield infrastructure dismantling facility in Fife have been given a six-figure boost by the Scottish Government.
Fast-tracked North Sea decommissioning projects should be used as a “skills bridge” to get hundreds of oil workers over the current job-cuts crisis and into green energy roles, a new report said.
Oil and gas firm Taqa has handed in decommissioning plans for two of its northern North Sea platforms to the UK Government.
A new oil infrastructure decommissioning facility in Fife will be ready for action by the fourth quarter of 2020, as key licences fall into place.
EnQuest said today it had removed the troublesome oil storage tanks from the jacket of its Thistle platform in the UK northern North Sea.
Decom North Sea (DNS) has announced the appointment of two new board members as it continues to implement a strategy of restructure and refocus.
Norway-based well integrity specialist company HydraWell has set its sights on growth by joining forces with a like-minded business.
Against the backdrop of current circumstances in the oil market, it is increasingly hard to predict what the future holds for the decommissioning industry. The oil price will have a significant effect on depleted and marginal fields and may push already conservative profit-making operations into the red. This, combined with COVID-19, has created more of an impasse for the market than arguably seen before.
Aberdeenshire start-up company Legasea has been announced as the winner of Subsea Company of the Year in the UK Enterprise Awards, awarded by SME News magazine.
Neptune Energy today announced the safe removal of the L10-C, L10-D and L10-G platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) bosses have said they are “pretty confident” a revolutionary new contraption for recovering platform jackets will grace the North Sea despite one of the firms behind it going bust.
The “vast majority” of UK offshore oil infrastructure will be decommissioned in Britain despite competition from Norwegian yards for the biggest jobs, a market expert claimed.
A Scottish politician said yesterday he was “deeply disappointed” that an oil production vessel which has sat in Dundee for a year will be dismantled in Norway.
Representative body Decom North Sea (DNS) has entered into a pact to help its members find work in Brunei’s growing late life and decommissioning sector.
A decommissioning consortium has found a new member to complete its triumvirate after one of the founding partners pulled out.
Shell has awarded Norwegian firm AF Gruppen the contract for dismantling and recycling the Curlew floating production vessel.
The UK Government has approved Ineos' decommissioning programme for its Cavendish platform.
The UK is poised to lead the way as operators increase spending on North Sea decommissioning work amid low oil prices, according to a new report.
Taqa has picked Archer rig to carry out a 21-well plug and abandonment campaign in the northern sector of the UK North Sea.
Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been picked to remove subsea kit from the Dunlin field by operator Fairfield.
The INSITE Programme was conceived in 2012 to produce independent science leading to a greater understanding of the influence of man-made structures on the North Sea ecosystem.
After weathering the storm that was the price collapse of 2014, the oil industry has again been hit in recent months by two new blows almost simultaneously: oversupply (caused by the failure of negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Russia to agree on production cuts and the aggressive response of the former); and a demand shock (reflecting the economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown).