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Ardent’s new design is a boon for decom

09/11/2018

Ardent, the premier marine salvage, emergency response and decommissioning contractor, has completed the design of an external buoyancy system called Archimedes, to recover jackets.

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R2S: Decommissioning learning curve

09/11/2018

Perhaps it’s the overtly political nature of it, the multiplicity of stakeholders, the need for problem-solving or the sheer finality of it, but offshore decommissioning has been an area of interest to me since I first joined Return To Scene in 2013.

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Wells decom solutions programme building momentum

08/11/2018

Around 1,400 UKCS wells will have to be abandoned over the next 10 years alone at a cost of £7-8billion of which the UK taxpayer will fund around half, according to Malcolm Banks, wells solution centre manager at the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC).

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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.

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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.

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Shetland names 10 projects for growth

17/07/2018

Ten projects which could generate more than 600 jobs through increased productivity and economic growth have been identified by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) ahead of negotiations with government on securing an islands deal.

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Lerwick targets further decommissioning work

03/07/2018

The chairman of Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) has hailed the growing contribution of cruise ship visits as the organisation released its annual review, showing a steep drop in profits and a decline in turnover last year.

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Unravelling some of the myths around decommissioning

27/06/2018

It’s a busy week for decommissioning with our London business briefing focusing on this emerging sector of the industry and we’re also anticipating the publication of the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) 2018 UKCS Decommissioning Cost Estimate report.

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Opinion: Let’s give rigs to reefs a try

25/05/2018

Coverage of the Decom Offshore conference left me feeling very frustrated and dismayed. It was the same old, same old:

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