Maersk Oil’s Janice floating production unit has arrived in Norway for decommissioning work to begin.
It comes as Maersk Supply Service, part of the Maersk conglomerate, won the contract to oversee engineering, project planning and manage the scope of the subsea decommissioning work on the Janice field.
The latest image of the Janice FPU was revealed by Maersk Oil’s managing director, Morten Kelstrup, in the UK.
He said its arrival in Norway marked the “end of an era” for the company but one the firm could reflect on with a “great deal of pride”.
Kelstrup said: “Janice and her crew leave a strong legacy. The team has expertly maximised production from the reservoirs, extending the producing life of the area, and concluded operation at the highest production efficiency seen in our history of operating Janice.
“These operations were carried out with safety at their core recently celebrating three years since the last LTI. Well done by everyone on Janice and the decommissioning project.”
In August last year Maersk Oil revealed hundreds of jobs were at risk after it said it planned to shut down the Janice installation.
Earlier this month Maersk Supply Service said it had brought in three sub-contractors with north-east based operations to “execute a carefully planned deconstruction of the Janice subsea facilities from start to finish”.
These were PDI Engineering, Oceaneering and waste management company, Scotoil Services.
The project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2018.