Teekay’s Banff floating production, offloading and storage vessel (FPSO) will be scrapped in Denmark.
Waste management firm Augean expects to record a £3 million impairment in its 2020 results linked to the decline of its North Sea business.
The remains of the Buchan Alpha oil platform have now been broken down and sent for recycling, completing the final stage of the long-running project.
A long-awaited UK Government paper into oil and gas decommissioning lacks clarity on certain key areas, a trade body has said.
A Scottish firm has clinched its maiden contract for dismantling offshore platforms at a facility in Methil, Fife.
More oil and gas companies are at risk of being left to pick up a defunct partners' decommissioning liabilities due to this year’s downcycle, new analysis indicates.
Decom North Sea (DNS), the only membership organisation dedicated to the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has announced the appointment Alvaro Ranero to its Board of Directors.
More than 200 jobs will be created with what is being described in the industry as the “transformational” development of a new deep water terminal in Stornoway.
John Lawrie Tubulars UK, one of the largest purchasers of steel tubular products in the UK and across the USA, has further outlined its commitment to supporting the reduction of carbon emissions by undertaking a completely bespoke life cycle assessment (LCA) based on its own unique steel tubular management processes.
With $14 billion of commitments before 2024, according to Rystad, decommissioning costs have long been a risk to and blocker in transactions, especially portfolio and corporate deals. The sector has moved a long way since early stage bilateral decommissioning agreements as sellers sought to navigate Section 29 of the Energy Act 2008 and other commercial risks in pursuit of the “clean break”.
Perhaps more than any year in living memory, it is hard not to reflect on 2020 and wish for its speedy passing - to look forward to 2021 and the hope on the horizon.
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has handed in decommissioning programmes for the Fulmar and Auk North fields to the UK Government.
The UK Government’s upcoming energy white paper should give “serious consideration” to a proposed £100m decommissioning loan fund, according to a petroleum economist.
Aberdeen Harbour has “hidden” its decommissioning credentials for too long and needs to raise its profile in the sector to secure a bigger share of the market, one of its bosses said yesterday.
Key questions on oil decommissioning and its impact on the marine environment could take “years to answer” according to a leading researcher.
An EnQuest boss said today that treating some of its platforms like "Airbnbs" was helping the firm prepare a northern North Sea neighbour for up-manning.
The North Sea boss of EnQuest has said the firm is “very interested” in a joint-operator decommissioning approach, but “someone needs to take the lead”.
North Sea operators have shelved more than half a billion pounds of decommissioning spending, according to a new report from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK).
The total amount expected to be spent on decommissioning oil fields in the West of Shetland this decade has surged above £1billion.
A North Sea trade union boss has warned the oil industry is “teetering on the brink” due to a lack of activity and investment in the basin.
An Aberdeen start-up firm’s technology for slashing oil well decommissioning costs has passed its first North Sea trial with flying colours.
The contribution decommissioning can make to the low carbon future will be a key theme at OGUK’s first ever virtual conference later this month.
With its prominence in the current news agenda there is no doubt that decommissioning in the North Sea has arrived.
HMRC has boosted projections by £1.1billion for the amount of tax repayments it expects to give oil firms for North Sea decommissioning.
Reused and repurposed products and materials are concepts associated with a circular economy, and a circular economy is associated with the green recovery of our nation following the challenging events of this year. If we, as a nation and as an industry, are to meet our carbon emission reduction targets in the coming years, then we must act now.