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Working in partnership to transform decommissioning

15/01/2019

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.

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From recycling to re-use

10/01/2019

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.

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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.