BP has handed in the decommissioning plan for the Foinaven FPSO in the West of Shetland following a flurry of HSE issues.
Decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions has announced the appointment of a new subsurface team lead.
North Sea operator Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) is expected to put a major decommissioning contract for its Fulmar field out to tender next week.
PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) (BKK:PTTEP) will be able to access the Chevron-operated Erawan gas field offshore Thailand ahead of a transition in 2022 after the pair signed three agreements designed to smooth the handover process following a bitter dispute.
Aker Solutions (OSLO: AKSO) has formally signed a “sizeable” contract for decommissioning work with Heerema Marine Contractors.
An Aberdeen decommissioning firm is toasting a clutch of contract wins which are expected to generate over £3 million in revenues in 2022.
Aker Solutions and AF Gruppen have terminated a proposed merger of their decommissioning operations in a major deal announced earlier this year.
First Marine Solutions (FMS) has announced the award of a seven-figure consultancy contract to support Well-Safe Solutions with the Buchan and Hannay decommissioning campaign.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has issued a warning to operators over a type of M&A deal which risks firms defaulting on their liabilities.
Multi-million pound works to bring a mothballed Highland harbour back up to speed are due to kick off in the coming days.
Neptune Energy has awarded Maersk Supply Service (MSS) a contract for subsea decommissioning at its Juliet field in the southern North Sea.
The chief executive of CessCon Decom has warned that a potential “bottleneck” could emerge for onshore dismantling over the coming years as North Sea decommissioning ramps up.
The GMB union has said that rigs must not be towed overseas to be broken up, pointing to UK decommissioning jobs as a “perfect opportunity” for the government’s levelling up agenda.
Ithaca Energy has submitted draft plans for the decommissioning of subsea infrastructure at the Fionn and Causeway fields as part of a joint campaign.
The managing director of CNR International UK has pointed to a controlled explosion at the Ninian Northern in Shetland, which raised safety concerns earlier this year, as a decommissioning “innovation”.
A company which bought stakes in the Taqa-operated Brae Area for just 75pence last year has now defaulted on its decommissioning liability.
A new decommissioning steering group launched by trade body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) will lead the sector in delivering safe and environmentally sound decommissioning, while meeting decarbonisation goals.
If anyone needed any evidence that decommissioning is accelerating they need only look at the BEIS table of approved decommissioning programmes.
An accident during decommissioning work at a field offshore Libya has left at least three workers dead.
A link between the new James Bond movie and decommissioning in the North Sea may not be immediately obvious; that said, all good things must perhaps come to an end?
Pressure is mounting on UK Continental Shelf operators to clear away dead wells from the North Sea.
Apache Corporation has taken a hit of £326million ($446m) over decommissioning costs for Gulf of Mexico oil and gas assets it sold nearly a decade ago.
Removing, breaking, and recycling what we can of redundant offshore oil and gas infrastructure is a huge task but worth many hundreds of millions of pounds to those fortunate enough to win the work.
The latest Energy Voice monthly supplement has been published with The Press & Journal.
Australia needs outside help and equipment as it starts a mega offshore decommissioning journey that is expected to cost more than A$50 billion (£27 billion). Significantly, companies with North Sea experience look set to play a pivotal role as the market evolves.