Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Prep work under way for decommissioning Ninian Northern platform

Allseas Ninian Northern Tyra
Allseas will remove the Ninian Northern later this year.

Preparation work is under way ahead of dismantling a 12,500 tonne oil platform in the Northern North Sea.

Earlier this month the UK government approved Canadian Natural Resources International’s (CNRL) plans to decommission the Ninian Northern installation, around 100miles north-east of Shetland.

Contractor Allseas is currently carrying out preparation work using its Oceanic offshore construction vessel.

That includes installing underdeck lift points and removal of pipework and other obstacles.

It comes ahead of a “single lift” operation to remove the topside by the huge Pioneering Spirit ship expected next year, which will deliver the platform to the Dales Voe facility in Shetland.

CNRL will also need to ensure removal of the 7,000 tonne steel jacket, which it said would be by 2023 at the latest.

Ninian Northern was installed in 1978 and started producing in 1980m reaching peak production of 90,000 barrels per day a year later.

CNRL ceased production in 2017.

Recommended for you

More from Energy Voice

Latest Posts