Saipem has landed work for BP’s Miller platform decommissioning in the UK North Sea.
The Saipem 7000 has been hired to carry out decommissioning of the platform’s topsides and jacket.
BP submitted a decommissioning programme for the field to the UK Government in 2010.
The field, 167 miles north-east of Aberdeen, was discovered by BP in 1982.
It came on stream in June 1992 and produced about 345million barrels of oil during its lifetime.
Last oil flowed at the end of 2007.
The platform weighs 47,000 tonnes.
Saipem 7000 has dynamic positioning system and a 14,000-tonne lifting capacity, according to the Italy-based firm.