The GMB union has said that rigs must not be towed overseas to be broken up, pointing to UK decommissioning jobs as a “perfect opportunity” for the government’s levelling up agenda.
Ithaca Energy has submitted draft plans for the decommissioning of subsea infrastructure at the Fionn and Causeway fields as part of a joint campaign.
The managing director of CNR International UK has pointed to a controlled explosion at the Ninian Northern in Shetland, which raised safety concerns earlier this year, as a decommissioning “innovation”.
A new decommissioning data visibility project has been launched by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to offer the supply chain greater visibility of future decommissioning work.
Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) has warned that the decommissioning market is increasingly interacting with that of offshore wind, increasing pressure on project timeframes and onshore yard space.
A company which bought stakes in the Taqa-operated Brae Area for just 75pence last year has now defaulted on its decommissioning liability.
A new decommissioning steering group launched by trade body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) will lead the sector in delivering safe and environmentally sound decommissioning, while meeting decarbonisation goals.
Pressure is mounting on UK Continental Shelf operators to clear away dead wells from the North Sea.
As strange as it may seem, the North Sea, in its current form anyway, is slowly but steadily entering its twilight years.
North Sea decommissioning is estimated at £46billion and the regulator recently warned that the industry may fall short of its cost cutting target. However, "groundbreaking” deals are emerging which could make significant headway.
Metal recycling and decommissioning firm John Lawrie has nearly doubled its staff after a seven-figure investment in its Angus repurposing facility.
Harbour Energy has submitted plans to decommission a series of platforms and pipelines around the Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering System (LOGGS).
Well-Safe Solutions has bagged a second decommissioning contract for the Well-Safe Guardian in less that a month.
Heerema's Thialf has removed Shell’s Goldeneye wellhead platform, almost 20 years after the semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) installed the structure.
A new initiative aimed at accelerating the pace at which plug and abandonment (P&A) technology is qualified and commercialised has been launched.
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.