Petrofac has been awarded a Duty Holder contract from BP to support the late life management of the Miller platform, located in the Central North Sea.
Marathon Oil insisted last night it had still not submitted any plans for decommissioning one of the North Sea’s oldest producing fields to the UK Government.
Marathon Oil has been producing oil and natural gas in the United Kingdom for more than 30 years.
Bibby Offshore has secured a multimillion pound decommissioning contract for an unnamed North Sea operator east of Shetland.
The overall estimate for decommissioning oil & gas production infrastructure has risen sharply in recent years, the very latest pointing to a median gross figure of around £58billion.
Research that will support decommissioning by exploring approaches to the recovery of subsea structures is to be carried out by the University of Dundee on behalf of Xodus, with support from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC).
Ensuring the asset integrity of ageing North Sea assets can ensure they remain productive longer than previously intended the Topsides UK conference heard today.
ITF and Oil & Gas UK have organised the Technology Showcase 2016 which takes place in Aberdeen on March 9.
North Sea decommissioning is being held back by a reluctance to accept oil and gas installations will not last forever, an industry expert said yesterday. David Haywood, project adviser at STC Global, an Aberdeen-based design and learning solutions firm, said decommissioning was no longer a “dirty word” and companies should not be embarrassed their assets will cease to make money at some point. Mr Haywood, who has worked for Mobil, Shell and CNR International in an oil and gas career spanning more than 20 years, also said fears that an acceleration in decommissioning could leave viable oil and gas reserves stranded were overstated.
Industry body Decom North Sea (DNS) has appointed a new vice-chair to its board of directors.
With its core industries of jute, jam and journalism, Dundee was one of the most globalized cities in the world in the early 20th century.
There are expected to be 23 decommissioning projects in Norwegian waters over the next eight years worth up to £12.5billion, new research has found.
A trade union has claimed that the windfall from dismantling redundant oil platforms in the North Sea could reach £75billion.
A call for decommissioning work to go to Dundee has been condemned by Aberdeen MSPs.
Private equity firm Lime Rock has splurged £50million to launch a new North Sea company that specialises in both plugging and renewing old subsea wells.
Shell is considering the option of leaving the massive subsea concrete jackets for its Brent platforms in place, as removing the 300,000 tonne structures may be more hazardous than leaving them where they are.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in the US said owners of operation rights will be required to submit their expenditures for decommissioning of wells, platforms and other facilities. The move will affect sites on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) as part of the final decommissioning costs rule.
Subsea 7 will provide decommissioning services for the second phase of Centrica’s Rose and Stamford gas field decommissioning programmes, located in the southern North Sea.
Ongoing nuclear decommissioning work at Dounreay has boosted sales at Babcock International.
Amec Foster Wheeler is ‘uniquely placed’ for decommissioning work in the North Sea oil and gas industry thanks to its experience in the nuclear sector, an international conference heard today.
UK offshore oil and gas industry trade bodies Oil & Gas UK and Decom North Sea have pledge to deliver more joined-up working to deliver a more effective decommissioning agenda for the North Sea.
The UK oil and gas industry’s decommissioning sector is growing at a steady pace, with total expenditure expected to hit £16.9billion over the next decade, a new study shows. Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) raised the forecast from £14.6billion a year ago, citing an influx of 47 new projects into its 2015 Decommissioning Insight survey. A total of 79 platforms are now expected to be removed across the UK continental shelf by 2024, according to the poll, which was launched at the Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews.
Industry bodies Oil & Gas UK and Decom North Sea have published a report to provide businesses with guidance on good practice in identifying, qualifying and adopting new technologies used in the decommissioning of offshore assets.
Gulf Marine Services said a healthy order book provided cause for optimism in the self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors.
Oil and gas decommissioning specialists can learn lessons from Scotland's largest music festival T In The Park at a conference later this year.