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.
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A host of north and north-east companies and projects have been given cash injections through the Scottish Government’s decommissioning challenge fund (DCF).
Plans to create an oilfield infrastructure dismantling facility in Fife have been given a six-figure boost by the Scottish Government.
Fast-tracked North Sea decommissioning projects should be used as a “skills bridge” to get hundreds of oil workers over the current job-cuts crisis and into green energy roles, a new report said.
A new oil infrastructure decommissioning facility in Fife will be ready for action by the fourth quarter of 2020, as key licences fall into place.
EnQuest said today it had removed the troublesome oil storage tanks from the jacket of its Thistle platform in the UK northern North Sea.
Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has broken the record for the largest single lift jacket removal.
The Shell Curlew FPSO (floating production storage and offloading vessel), which had been moored in Dundee for decommissioning work, has left the port.
Decom North Sea (DNS) has announced the appointment of two new board members as it continues to implement a strategy of restructure and refocus.
Offshore decommissioning work will be "much more consistent" due to the low oil price and Covid combination, an industry veteran has predicted.
Norway-based well integrity specialist company HydraWell has set its sights on growth by joining forces with a like-minded business.
Eni has submitted plans to decommission its six platforms in and around the Hewett field in the North Sea.
A research group assessing man-made North Sea structures has been given a boost with the announcement of £5 million in new funding.
Plans for the breakup of a rusty oil rig hull currently languishing in the waters off Shetland need to be carried out before it becomes an “eyesore”, according to the MP for the region.
EnQuest has announced it has officially ceased production at a pair of North Sea fields, with its FPSO due to sail away in September.
Against the backdrop of current circumstances in the oil market, it is increasingly hard to predict what the future holds for the decommissioning industry. The oil price will have a significant effect on depleted and marginal fields and may push already conservative profit-making operations into the red. This, combined with COVID-19, has created more of an impasse for the market than arguably seen before.