As strange as it may seem, the North Sea, in its current form anyway, is slowly but steadily entering its twilight years.
Decom North Sea
Decommissioning offers an “exciting” growth area for oil and gas at a time when much of the industry is in decline, according to a leading market analyst.
When I joined Decom North Sea in April, one of the first things I was briefed on was the upcoming Decom Week which would take place in May, essentially replacing the existing Decom Offshore event, which had run for almost 10 years.
Harbour Energy is sending the Balmoral platform to Denmark for decommissioning, the third UK asset to be announced for overseas yards this year.
A project manager at a north-east firm shined brightest out of a trio of budding decommissioning experts to win a prestigious award today.
North Sea operators are being warned against introducing further “bureaucracy” amid concerns it could make life even more difficult for the supply chain.
A budding petroleum engineer is hoping to “give something back” to the universities that boosted his career by winning a prestigious award.
A “right assets right hands” approach to retiring North Sea infrastructure could benefit new decommissioning suppliers, according to an industry chief.
A 27-year-old, who has already co-invented a groundbreaking technology for the industry, is hoping her star will shine bright at the Decom North Sea awards this week.
Convincing the oil and gas industry to break convention is never going to be an easy task.
The North Sea could face higher decommissioning costs if it doesn’t change its ways of working, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has warned as it sets out its new strategy.
The head of decommissioning at EnQuest has joined the board of industry trade body, Decom North Sea.
Two weeks from today, I’ll have the pleasure of taking part in Decom North Sea’s inaugural Decom Week.
Industry organisation Decom North Sea (DNS) has announced the appointment of its new “highly respected” chief executive.
Harbour and industry chiefs say a £9 million funding pledge for a “game-changing” ultra-deep water decommissioning facility in Shetland is an important step in the right direction.
The joint heads of a taskforce are “absolutely confident” the group’s work will help stimulate an imminent ramp-up in North Sea oil-well decommissioning activity.
Decom North Sea (DNS) has confirmed its fourth Decom Awards will take place virtually for the second year running.
Industry body Decom North Sea (DNS) is set to broaden the sector’s horizons via a one-day, virtual event later this month.
Decom North Sea (DNS), the only membership organisation dedicated to the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has announced the appointment Alvaro Ranero to its Board of Directors.
Frustrated by uncertainty around project schedules offshore UK, North Sea decommissioning firms are increasingly looking overseas for work, a sector chief said.
In common with some other industry events, we took the decision to keep Decom Offshore in the calendar. Despite the difficulties wrought by the global pandemic, decommissioning has been in the headlines a number of times over the past six months. Decommissioning of offshore assets is inevitable and seismic market shifts as we’ve all recently encountered serve as a catalyst for further conversation around the timing and approach.
Decom North Sea (DNS) and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) are “aligned” on the urgent need to stimulate decommissioning activity so that North Sea jobs can be saved.
Should the government stump up some of the cash it was going to pay out for decommissioning ahead of time, in order to get the ball rolling? Decom North Sea thinks so, although other opinions are available. At a time when the national debt is hitting record levels, and a number of sectors are calling for help, the government may not want to help out the oil and gas industry.
Politicians and industry lobbyists are calling for the UK Government to help save hundreds, if not thousands, of threatened North Sea jobs by urgently tackling a “cashflow conundrum”.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has pitched a £100m loan fund to the UK Government to stimulate North Sea decommissioning activity.