Waste specialist Veolia has dismissed any suggestion that the smoke seen billowing from the decommissioned Ninian Northern platform in Shetland could have been toxic.
A £1.6million simulator has been unveiled which is expected to “transform” the way oil platforms are decommissioned and new energy projects are installed in the North Sea.
Well-Safe Solutions has landed a “groundbreaking” decommissioning campaign contract with Repsol Sinopec in the UK North Sea.
Ardyne has won an 86-well decommissioning contract in the North Sea, understood to be with operator EnQuest on the Heather and Thistle platforms.
Ithaca Energy has employed Heerema’s Thialf heavy lift vessel, the second largest in the world, to remove its small Jacky installation, around 12 miles east of the Moray Firth.
Orkney is pushing ahead with plans to develop the Lyness port into a decommissioning base after a snub from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) over a decades-old oil spill.
Decommissioning offers an “exciting” growth area for oil and gas at a time when much of the industry is in decline, according to a leading market analyst.
John Lawrie Metals (JLM), of Aberdeen, is to build an oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning facility in Montrose.
Spirit Energy has decided it will finally decommission the Chestnut field in the North Sea, more than a decade after it was first expected to be shut in.
North-east firm Legasea, set up in 2019 to recover oilfield equipment and make it fit for reuse, has doubled the size of its workforce since January.
Taqa has reached a major milestone in one of the North Sea’s largest decommissioning projects, removing the topsides of the Brae Bravo platform.
Northern Irish company Decom Engineering has announced plans to expand its operations with a new north-east base.
Well-Safe Solutions bosses have said higher oil prices, an easing of the pandemic and careful management of the firm’s cost base have positioned it to take advantage of an upturn in decommissioning activity.
Costs of decommissioning the Greater Dunlin Area in the North Sea have increased by £25million in the last year, with the completion timeline slipping.
The former McDermott fabrication yard at Ardersier is under new ownership, it was announced last night.
The decommissioning costs of oil and gas firms which have recently gone bankrupt or are in financial distress is near $15billion, according to new analysis from Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Aberdeen-headquartered energy services firm Ardyne has agreed a second joint industry project with Norwegian giant Equinor.
Integrated decommissioning firm Fairfield Decom has confirmed it has ceased trading with immediate effect.
When I joined Decom North Sea in April, one of the first things I was briefed on was the upcoming Decom Week which would take place in May, essentially replacing the existing Decom Offshore event, which had run for almost 10 years.
The director of Taqa decommissioning operations has said it is “poised” for significant activity in the coming months.
The cost of decommissioning in the North Sea has fallen to £46billion, however the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has warned that a “slowdown” means its target could be missed.
Troubled operator Hurricane Energy has announced the completion of decommissioning work to its Lincoln well, which it once hoped to develop, in the west of Shetland.
An engineering company has invested more than £700,000 to develop tools which provide greener, faster and safer solutions for decommissioning in the energy sector.
Petrodec has offloaded a platform from the Perenco Amethyst field to a yard in the Netherlands for decommissioning.
Norwegian firms Aker Solutions and AF Gruppen intend to merge their offshore decommissioning operations into a 50:50 joint venture.