Everything is shipshape with Dales Marine


Dales Marine Services, already regarded as one of the leading UK ship repair and maintenance companies, is also being recognised for its expertise and prominence in the vessel decommissioning sector.


‘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.


Busting the decommissioning tax myths


Decommissioning remains a big consideration for any investor in the UKCS and, indeed, anyone divesting their interests. This is especially the case where the interests in licences which are changing hands are mature assets with a significant number of wells and attendant infrastructure.


Ardent by name, Ardent by nature


In just four years, Ardent Global has evolved from being solely focused on emergency management services and wreck removal to a company that has also expanded into the offshore decommissioning and the subsea sector.


Decommissioning: turning trash into treasure


As decommissioning becomes a significant part of activity on the UK Continental Shelf, more businesses are taking the opportunity to expand their existing offerings to include decommissioning-related services.

North Sea

North Sea to offer up decommissioning insights


At the Offshore Decommissioning Conference which Oil and Gas UK co-hosts with Decom North Sea, OGUK will launch its flagship Decommissioning Insight report and highlight new supplementary guidelines which capture how fast the sector’s knowledge of project scopes has grown in recent years.


Time to forge links between oil decommissioning and aquaculture


It’s not often that the aquaculture and energy sectors are talked about in the same sentence in Scotland. Yet, in Norway, for example, salmon is often considered to be the long-term replacement for oil and gas as the linchpin of the country’s economy.