Aberdeen-headquartered energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed its first well decommissioning manager.
The Scottish Government should undertake an impact assessment before any decommissioning work is proposed at Hunterston, according to a Scottish Green MSP.
Hazardous waste management company Augean said its North Sea services subsidiary had “moved up the supply chain” in 2018.
The UK's fiscal regime for decommissioning is the envy of the world, an analyst has said.
The UK Government has approved decommissioning plans for the Beatrice oil field in the Moray Firth.
Last week I was proud to represent the University at the opening of the National Decommissioning Centre, a long-term £38m partnership between the University and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre.
A new research base with the tools to transform the UK into a global leader in oilfield demolition has opened in a tiny Aberdeenshire village.
At Oil & Gas UK and Decom North Sea’s Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews in November there was a presentation about the potential for decommissioning to contribute to the circular economy, and in particular the need to move our focus from recycling to re-use.
A Norwegian yard owner and a Dutch heavy lift crane vessel operator have signed the contract to decommission a UK North Sea platform.
Faroe Petroleum has tabled draft plans to the UK Government for decommissioning the Ketch and Schooner gas fields in the southern North Sea.
A Chinese state-owned maritime giant which completed the largest single-lift sea salvage operation in history will today open the doors to its first UK office in Dundee.
The Greenpeace response to my criticism of their decommissioning written evidence given to the Commons Select Committee only served to reinforce my views.
The UK Government will be lumbered with liability for oil fields as operators transform or disappear completely over the coming decades, an industry commentator has said.
Scotland’s first ultra-deep-water (UDW) port would have to secure 10 decommissioning projects to pay for itself, a flagship report said.
Nearly £1 billion worth of security has been squirreled away to protect UK taxpayers from being slapped with excessive decommissioning bills, a UK Government official said.
A £2.5 million cash pot will be shared between 12 decommissioning projects as part of the Scottish Government's latest funding round.
Scotland's energy minister will launch the annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews today.
A decommissioning specialist has taken a step closer to setting up a scrapping facility at the Fife-based birthplace of numerous oil rigs.
An ambitious bid to build the UK’s largest heavy lift offshore decommissioning vessel could create up to 500 jobs for Tayside and leverage tens of millions of pounds of inward investment into the city.
As we stressed in our evidence to the Select Committee, in continuing to support the removal of offshore oil and gas installations at end of life, Greenpeace is in line with the approach to decommissioning that was only months ago reaffirmed by all 15 countries that are party to the OSPAR Convention, including the UK.
Ardent, the premier marine salvage, emergency response and decommissioning contractor, has completed the design of an external buoyancy system called Archimedes, to recover jackets.
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.
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).
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).
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.