Most of us are aware of the decommissioning projects that have made the headlines in recent months. To some, a ground-breaking event like the single lift removal of the Brent Delta topside might be sufficient reason alone to place decommissioning on the Offshore Europe agenda.
A Canadian oil and gas company has submitted a draft decommissioning programme for a platform on one of the North Sea’s oldest producing fields.
Scottish Conservative Energy spokesman Alexander Burnett has called for the life of the North Sea's oil and gas industry to be "extended, not ended".
Scotland is a "decade behind" in preparing for North Sea oil and gas decommissioning and risks losing out on millions of dollars of potential work, according to union chiefs.
The UK and Scottish Governments should step in and buy crucial North Sea assets at risk of being scrapped amid the oil downturn, Scottish Labour will say this week.
The Scottish Government maintains that the country is not missing the boat on decommissioning projects despite another UKCS project going to a Norwegian firm.
Professional courses to help plan for the future of North Sea oil and gas decommissioning are to be offered in Aberdeen and London.
The new Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen aims to bridge the gap between a bright idea and a useful piece of equipment.
A proposal to put Tayside at the heart of the North Sea decommissioning industry has been welcomed by harbour chiefs.
Royal Dutch Shell are likely to take their time over the Brent decommissioning process due to the controversial fallout from a previous disposal attempt, according to one industry analyst.
Decommissioning seems to be the word on everyone’s lips in the oil and gas sector. Shell’s announcement of plans to remove facilities in the Brent field was closely followed by Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a £5 million Scottish Government fund to support decommissioning projects.
Saipem has landed work for BP's Miller platform decommissioning in the UK North Sea.
Last month, Decom North Sea once again hosted a sell-out Offshore Decommissioning Conference, alongside Oil & Gas UK.
In July, the Oil and Gas Authority launched its Decommissioning Strategy as a way of driving new ways of working across the oil and gas lifecycle. This week, the follow-up Delivery Programme was announced to explain how the Strategy’s objectives will be met moving forward.