Premier Oil has handed in decommissioning plans for its Balmoral field after deciding to end production early.
The upgrading of Kishorn Port (KPL) as its owners bid to win more work from the oil and gas, renewable energy and decommissioning sectors has continued, with the establishment of new on-site accommodation for workers at the remote Wester Ross facility.
A contractor has downplayed an incident which took place during work to dismantle what’s left of the Buchan Alpha oil rig after footage appeared online.
Oil and gas decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions has acquired a second rig in a move it claims will spark the creation of about 100 new jobs.
Rystad Energy has argued that decommissioning an oil platform in the North Sea is “twice the cost” of the same job in South East Asia.
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.
A decision on whether Shell will be allowed to keep the giant legs of the Brent field in the North Sea forever has been “postponed”.
The operation to load-in the 14,200 tonne Ninian Northern topside at Lerwick Harbour's Dales Voe Base has been completed successfully.
The largest offshore structure to date to be decommissioned at Lerwick has arrived in Shetland.
Bosses at Shell and Step Change in Safety have hit out at onshore decommissioning safety standards, warning that “too many people are still getting hurt”.
More than 40 North Sea fields represent a “lost opportunity” for the industry to learn shared decommissioning lessons, according to OPRED.
Taqa has the largest UK decommissioning bill of any North Sea operator this decade, according to Wood Mackenzie.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has pitched a £100m loan fund to the UK Government to stimulate North Sea decommissioning activity.
Greenpeace activists have returned to the Brent field in the UK North Sea to protest against Shell’s decommissioning plans.
Oil and gas veteran Brian Nixon was among those recognised for their contributions to the decommissioning sector during the 2020 Decom North Sea (DNS) Awards yesterday.
Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) has bought the EcoCentre in Peterhead to enhance its ability to manage oilfield waste material.
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has decided to stop production on its Tartan Alpha installation after nearly 40 years, putting some jobs at risk.
Work is underway to remove the remains of the Buchan Alpha oil rig, feared to become an “eyesore” as it lay stranded in waters off a Shetland pier.
Supply chain disruption ‘biggest threat’ for decommissioning cost spike, warn Spirit Energy and Petrofac
Disruption to the North Sea supply chain is the “biggest threat” for a spike in offshore decommissioning costs, according to bosses at Spirit Energy and Petrofac.
Forecasts for North Sea decommissioning spending over the next two years have been cut by half a billion pounds by Oil and Gas UK (OGUK).
Efforts to reduce the UK's offshore decommissioning bill last year were "largely negated" by 5% of operators who increased their costs by £1billion, according to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Up to 15% of UK North Sea platforms could be reused for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, according to new analysis from Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Dutch firm Hereema Marine Contractors (HMC) has broken its own record a single jacket lift.
I’m baffled by the Curlew decommissioning saga that will now see the life-expired FPSO be dismantled in Norway rather than via the original arrangement whereby it was to be prepped in Dundee prior to being towed to Turkey for chopping up.
Data is key to good decision making in all sectors of industry and society and the Technology Leadership Board Digital Technology Theme highlights the truly disruptive potential of digital technologies. As we move towards a net zero economy, only through exploiting cross sectoral data can we achieve the potential of digital technologies, thereby aiding a smooth and sustainable energy transition. Combining data from the oil and gas and the renewables sectors with the nascent hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) industries will provide a platform for the best decision making. At the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) we are initiating several projects which will help deliver this.