Oil giant Shell yesterday cited a “strong start to 2019” and increased pre-tax profits as the reason for implementing a bullish share buyback programme.
Able UK has released time-lapse footage of the Brent Delta topside being skidded onto quay six at its yard in Hartlepool.
Every week, Energy Voice asks readers to give their views on some the hot topics affecting the oil sector. This time, we want to know how you feel about Shell’s Brent field decommissioning plans. The latest questionnaire will be kept open until Friday, May 12, to allow as much participation as possible.
Shell’s Brent Delta topside was delivered to Able UK’s yard in Hartlepool this week, where it will be dismantled and recycled.
One of the North Sea’s most iconic pieces of oil and gas infrastructure arrived in a murky Hartlepool last night after more than 40 years offshore.
The Pioneering Spirit vessel has transferred Shell's Brent Delta topside onto a barge ahead of its delivery to a yard in Teesside.
Allseas’s Pioneering Spirit vessel has removed the topside section of Shell’s Brent Delta platform in the North Sea. Swiss contractor Allseas said it had broken the world lifting record in the process. Pioneering Spirit removed the 24,000-tonne topside structure in a single lift. It is now transporting the structure to a decommissioning yard in Teesside, north-east England.
Aberdeen University is taking the North Sea decommissioning debate to an unlikely venue in the Granite City this week.
Shell has published two videos explaining its approach to the Brent field decommissioning project.
The sight of a 14,000 tonne topside on the Norwegian island of Lutelandet is slightly surreal.
Able UK has a message for other British ports considering a big financial outlay on decommissioning facilities: think long and hard before you press the button.
Shell said today that it had submitted "a majority" of the plan for its Brent field decommissioning campaign to the UK Government.
John McRobbie, the last in a long line of operations manager for Shell’s Brent field, remembers the moment he chose a career in the oil and gas industry with great clarity.
The decommissioning of Brent, which has produced oil for 40 years, is one of the most complex engineering projects of its kind and is expected to take a decade to complete.
Energy Voice has teamed up with Shell to celebrate 40 years of Brent. This promoted series will examine the people, milestones and technology that helped make this historic North Sea find possible. It will also analyse what lies ahead for the breakthrough discovery. Happy 40th Brent!
Forty years ago today, production began at the Brent oil and gas field in the North Sea. Coming just two years after the first major oil shock, when an embargo led to dwindling supplies and spiralling prices in the West, Brent helped quell government and consumer anxiety over energy security for the UK.
With decommissioning edging its way to the forefront of North Sea industry minds, yards are already vying for a slice of a pie thought to be worth £50billion over 30 years.
Allseas has released footage of its giant decommissioning vessels' maiden heavy lift job.
Ports in the north-east of Scotland must band together with their UK neighbours to fend off the challenge from Norway and the Netherlands for decommissioning work.
An Aberdeen University professor has called for a more pragmatic approach to be adopted in the debate on North Sea decommissioning.
An Aberdeen-based oil and gas industry expert has called on the UK Government to take an “ethical lead” on offshore decommissioning.
A Norfolk-based engineering firm has designed and installed a solar navigation aid system on Shell’s Brent Delta platform in the North Sea.
Allseas’ giant decommissioning vessel the Pioneering Spirit yesterday completed its maiden heavy lift project.
The twin-hulled, heavy-lift vessel that will remove a number of topside modules from the North Sea has passed its first test. The Pioneering Spirit, owned by Allseas, has installed a 5,500 tonne test platform topside during southern North Sea trials.
The huge crane ship booked to lift the Brent Delta topside away in one piece left Rotterdam at the weekend ahead of offshore trials. Allsea’s twin-hulled Pioneering Spirit had been moored in Rotterdam since January 2015 for installation, commissioning and testing of the topsides lift system. If the southern North Sea trials go to plan, the vessel’s first job will be to remove the 13,500 tonne Yme mobile offshore production unit off Norway for Repsol.