A lack of spare HLV capacity in the North Sea continues to cast serious doubt over the UK's loft offshore wind ambitions.
An exodus of workers seeking other opportunities is the “number one challenge” facing safety in North Sea decommissioning, according to the industry watchdog.
OEUK decommissioning report highlights supply chain crunch between wind installation and removing oil and gas platforms.
The UK “could challenge continental Europe” on heavy lift vessels, trade body OEUK has said, as the North Sea requires a “colossal push” from them.
Danish start-up Continuum has developed a world-first method of recycling wind turbine blades into composite building materials, and the company could potentially base its first factory in Scotland.
Several years ago, it seemed that some leading environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) had started to concede UK Big Oil’s claim that a managed transition away from high- to low-carbon energy might be strategically more effective as a means of reaching Net Zero by 2050 than the slam-dunk kill demanded by Just Stop Oil.
The UK has seen large-scale decommissioning work go overseas, OEUK’s decommissioning manager Ricky Thomson says firms need to remain “competitive” to win contracts for these “monster platforms.”
Diamond Offshore (NYSE: DO) has announced it has kicked off a new contract in the UK with Repsol Sinopec after its rig was released early last year by Apache.
Subsea services provider DeepOcean has completed a "significant" decommissioning project on the Dunlin Alpha platform.
Norwegian company AF Gruppen (AFG) has secured a key decommissioning contract for a North Sea platform.
Elemental Energies has secured a contract with an estimated value of £10 million with Archer to support a major decommissioning project in the UK North Sea.
After weeks of work, and “several rounds of weakening”, Aker Solutions has finally felled the “stubborn old thing” at the Stord decommissioning yard in Norway.
Oilfield services firm Archer (OSLO: ARCH) has landed a major decommissioning contract with Repsol Sinopec in the North Sea.
Industry’s plans for shutting down scores of obsolete wells in the North Sea could be scuppered by a lack of free rigs, a senior figure has warned.
Companies developing “ground-breaking technologies” for North Sea decommissioning are up against it to deliver their solutions in time.
It has been a landmark few months for Spirit Energy as the operator experiences its “busiest year-to-date” in decommissioning.
The boss of Shell (LON: SHEL) has given an update on the supermajor’s plans for decommissioning the iconic Brent Charlie platform.
Decom Mission has confirmed the appointment of leading oil and gas lawyer Calum Crighton to its board.
Apache has brought forward plans to end Forties, a foundation of North Sea production since the 70s, by 11 years.
The number of assets in the North Sea that need to be decommissioned is on the rise. According to Shell around 470 installations will be decommissioned in the UK sector of the North Sea over the next 30-40 years.
Decommissioning – the multi-billion pound, monster job looming over the oil and gas industry.
Decom Mission's chief executive Sam Long said "Shame on us" at an Aberdeen event as a student pointed out the difficulties of getting into the industry.
The North Sea is at a turning point. Hundreds of rigs and their associated marine infrastructure are set to be decommissioned. Oil and gas platforms will begin to move out, and infrastructure for offshore renewable energy will move in.
Ambitious plans to revamp a Scottish fabrication yard for use recycling North Sea infrastructure have taken a major step forward.
Former BP executive Lewis Gillies has been named CEO of the port’s new parent company.