Brent field


‘That mother ain’t ever gonna move again’

In 1975, while piloting a submersible vessel, I conducted bathymetric and obstacle surveys on the Beryl field in the UK North Sea prior to the arrival of the concrete-gravity-based platform Beryl Alpha.


EV Burning Question: Brent decommissioning

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.


Video: Pioneering Spirit completes Brent Delta topside lift for Shell

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.