Last week, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) published its Decommissioning Delivery Programme – the follow up to its Decommissioning Strategy, which was published earlier this year.
The Oil and Gas Authority’s boss believes the involvement of more than one authority in UK offshore decommissioning will not frustrate North Sea companies.
Acteon Group, the parent of subsea service firms operating globally from locations including Aberdeen, took a financial pounding in 2015 and it has predicted more turnover woe this year.
The UK’s first masters degree in decommissioning oil rigs and platforms has been launched by the University of Aberdeen in partnership with Robert Gordon University (RGU).
Oil and gas companies need to engage earlier with regulators and learn from past projects for the North Sea decommissioning sector to realise its potential, according to an industry chief.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) today identified the six elements that will turn the UK into a decommissioning powerhouse.
Energy services firm Petrofac said today it had saved Tullow Oil $2.5million on a well decommissioning job in the southern North Sea.
A decommissioning cost breakthrough is expected to set off a wave of private-equity (PE) investments in the North Sea.
Engineering consultancy ABB has started work on a contract to manage the dismantling of a refinery in south Wales.
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Ice pigging, oil-spotting satellites, plasmabits and tyre mattresses were among the technologies on show at a decommissioning industry event in Aberdeen yesterday.
A trio of oil and gas companies told the North Sea supply chain how to get involved in decommissioning projects at an event in Aberdeen this week.
Maersk Drilling has won a $24million North Sea decommissioning deal with Maersk Oil.
An Aberdeen University professor has called for a more pragmatic approach to be adopted in the debate on North Sea decommissioning.
The industry body for North Sea decommissioning has appointed a new chairman who is on the books at Wood Group.
The boss at Gulf Marine Services (GMS) said yesterday that tendering activity for decommissioning projects in the North Sea had picked up “slightly” in recent months.
An Aberdeen-based oil and gas industry expert has called on the UK Government to take an “ethical lead” on offshore decommissioning.
A Norfolk-based engineering firm has designed and installed a solar navigation aid system on Shell’s Brent Delta platform in the North Sea.
Claxton has completed its work on two southern North Sea well abandonment projects.
Oil and gas industry efforts to promote collaboration in the wake of a major slump in fortunes have taken a big leap forward, with the launch of a new “toolkit” to encourage co-operation across the sector.
An industry chief has said there is no rush for companies to jump headlong into North Sea decommissioning.
Allseas’ giant decommissioning vessel the Pioneering Spirit yesterday completed its maiden heavy lift project.
The industry body for North Sea decommissioning will today launch a new online toolkit with “limitless potential” for improving collaboration in the sector.
D3 Consulting has started work on a six-figure contract with a major operator in the southern North Sea, the Devon-based decommissioning specialist said today.
The twin-hulled, heavy-lift vessel that will remove a number of topside modules from the North Sea has passed its first test. The Pioneering Spirit, owned by Allseas, has installed a 5,500 tonne test platform topside during southern North Sea trials.