Eni has submitted plans to decommission its six platforms in and around the Hewett field in the North Sea.
A research group assessing man-made North Sea structures has been given a boost with the announcement of £5 million in new funding.
Plans for the breakup of a rusty oil rig hull currently languishing in the waters off Shetland’s need to be carried out before it becomes an “eyesore”, according to the MP for the region.
EnQuest has announced it has officially ceased production at a pair of North Sea fields, with its FPSO due to sail away in September.
Against the backdrop of current circumstances in the oil market, it is increasingly hard to predict what the future holds for the decommissioning industry. The oil price will have a significant effect on depleted and marginal fields and may push already conservative profit-making operations into the red. This, combined with COVID-19, has created more of an impasse for the market than arguably seen before.
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has confirmed it will decommission a pair of North Sea fields after Premier Oil called time on its Balmoral Area.
Brent Alpha, the huge Shell-operated North Sea platform, has arrived at a UK yard for dismantling.
Neptune Energy today announced the safe removal of the L10-C, L10-D and L10-G platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) bosses have said they are “pretty confident” a revolutionary new contraption for recovering platform jackets will grace the North Sea despite one of the firms behind it going bust.
Premier Oil has decided to end production at its Balmoral Area earlier than expected due to the Covid-19 pandemic and global downturn.
The Brent Alpha platform has become the third installation to be removed from Shell’s famous North Sea field.
The “vast majority” of UK offshore oil infrastructure will be decommissioned in Britain despite competition from Norwegian yards for the biggest jobs, a market expert claimed.
A Scottish politician said yesterday he was “deeply disappointed” that an oil production vessel which has sat in Dundee for a year will be dismantled in Norway.
Decommissioning specialist Petrodechas completed a skidding operation to remove the Perenco-operated Pickerill A platform in the North Sea.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has warned UK decommissioning spending will fall short of estimates over the next two years, bringing concerns of a “significant impact” on suppliers.
Representative body Decom North Sea (DNS) has entered into a pact to help its members find work in Brunei’s growing late life and decommissioning sector.
A decommissioning consortium has found a new member to complete its triumvirate after one of the founding partners pulled out.
Widespread decommissioning deferrals could lead to a “wave of idle iron” in the UK and globally as companies rush to preserve cash and potentially shut down uneconomic oil platforms, according to new analysis.
Shell has awarded Norwegian firm AF Gruppen the contract for dismantling and recycling the Curlew floating production vessel.
A recent report published by the Ecological Society of America – Forecasting the legacy of offshore oil and gas platforms on fish community structure andproductivity caught my eye. The report presented a model for forecasting fish communities surrounding offshore southern California installations following a series of decommissioning alternatives.
The UK Government has approved Ineos' decommissioning programme for its Cavendish platform.
UK decommissioning activity is expected to increase due to the effects of Covid-19, but threats to jobs and the longevity of skilled SMEs will impact the “capacity and capability” to carry it out.
The UK Government has approved Taqa’s plans to decommission the topsides of the 32-year-old Eider platform in the North Sea.
The UK is poised to lead the way as operators increase spending on North Sea decommissioning work amid low oil prices, according to a new report.
Taqa has picked Archer rig to carry out a 21-well plug and abandonment campaign in the northern sector of the UK North Sea.