The Scottish Government will split £1.5million between six projects in an effort to secure more North Sea oil and gas decommissioning work for the country.
The Scottish Government will offer six projects a share of £1.5million as part of its Decommissioning Challenge Fund.
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) announced today that it has signed a three-month contract with Premier Oil to conduct a decommissioning study of the PB3 PowerBuoy in the North Sea.
Two Chinese heavy lift transport ships remain anchored off Nairn as they await a decision on whether they can remove a number of rigs from Cromarty Firth.
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has confirmed plans to permanently remove workers from a North Sea complex as it moves closer to decommissioning.
Tom Baxter, senior lecturer in chemical engineering at Aberdeen University, has presented a discussion paper on the case for reforming decommissioning regulations before the Scottish Parliament. Read the full report:
Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has received its second and final environment permit, allowing it to start decommissioning projects immediately.
Scottish environmental authorities have blocked the departure of three oil rigs currently cold-stacked in Cromarty Firth.
Fears have been raised about the fate of three oil rigs cold-stacked in the Cromarty Firth.
Spanish oil firm Repsol has handed in a draft decommissioning plan for the Rev field in the Norwegian North Sea.
At the end of a week when Aberdeen academic Tom Baxter argued the case for leaving oil and gas platforms in the North Sea to save taxpayer money, Tom Leeson, interim chief executive officer of industry body Decom North Sea, says the solution may not be so simple.
A former cabinet secretary has suggested re-writing the Tay Cities Deal wish-list because of its reliance on a “jobs bonanza myth”.
A former Scottish Government minister has backed calls to leave old oil and gas platforms in the North Sea forever – and invest the £15billion saving in green energy.
Oil platforms in the North Sea should be made clean and safe then left in position, according to an industry expert.
Decom Energy managing director Graeme Fergusson acknowledges having to “work hard” to convince employees that decommissioning is an area where the company can find its place.
An Aberdeen oil expert has argued for North Sea rigs to be left at sea in a report on decommissioning which will be launched in the Scottish Parliament today.
Information management services company Evolve iMS has confirmed contracts worth £400,000 with five major UK engineering, decommissioning and construction firms.
Two huge Chinese heavy lift ships are understood to have arrived in the Moray Firth.
Industry workgroup Common Data Access (CDA) has issued new guidance to help operators plan decommissioning work more effectively.
The North Sea’s oil rigs could be transformed into nightclubs, prisons, hotels and distilleries in the future, according to a new report.
A recent Energy Voice article covered a Scottish Parliament reception where Edward Mountain, Conservative MSP for the Highlands and Islands commented on onshore decommissioning: “We have an opportunity and frankly we need to grasp it.”
Businesses were last night urged to “grasp the opportunity” available from decommissioning North Sea oil and gas platforms.
The new owners of metal reprocessing, tubular supply and decommissioning company John Lawrie Group (JLG), of Aberdeen, have moved swiftly to grow the firm by snapping up a business in Shetland.
North-east MPs and Energy Minister Richard Harrington today heard how the decommissioning industry could bring a jobs boost and help spark new life into the oil sector.
A trio of oil industry experts have written a "manifesto" to help de-cloud the offshore decommissioning landscape.