Energy service giant Petrofac has carried out a decommissioning study on two African gas fields.
The firm said it had used UK expertise in both Aberdeen and Woking to compile the asset retirement obligation study for South African company Sasol Petroleum International.
The operator expects the Pande and Temane developments in south-east Mozambique to continue exporting gas to South Africa for up to 25 years, but took on Petrofac to estimate the costs involved in decommissioning the production facilities and between 40 and 50 wells.
As part of the project, Petrofac drew upon expertise from within its Aberdeen-based offshore projects and operations (OPO) team, as well as its Granite City-headquartered well engineering arm SPD. The engineering and consulting services division in Woking also offered its engineering skills.
Ian Whitehead, decommissioning director for Petrofac OPO, said: “This work reflects our growing capability not just here in Aberdeen but across the Petrofac group.
“Our team here in Aberdeen now offers extensive experience gained on major decommissioning projects including Brent Delta and North West Hutton, but with the ability to co-opt additional conceptual and front-end engineering, subsea and well engineering expertise from other parts of Petrofac wherever we need it.”