Operators are waiting years for decisions on the contentious topic of whether they can leave structures in the sea.
Doubt has been cast over decommissioning plans for Fairfield Energy’s Dunlin field, as UK regulators walk back support to leave key pieces of oil and gas infrastructure in place.
The UK is facing opposition from several European nations for its support of Fairfield Energy's plan to leave the huge legs of the Dunlin oilfield in the North Sea.
Bridge Petroleum has reported “multiple offers” for its Galapagos North Sea redevelopment; however, licensing rules may produce a roadblock.
Heerema has released a gallery of images showing the lift and removal of the Dunlin platform in the North Sea.
AF Decom has reported that all preparation and removal works have now been completed at the Dunlin Alpha platform, as it awaits removal by the Sleipnir heavy lift vessel (HLV).
The Sleipnir heavy lift vessel is back at the Dunlin platform, this time to kick off the main decommissioning work.
Costs of decommissioning the Greater Dunlin Area in the North Sea have increased by £25million in the last year, with the completion timeline slipping.
Energy Voice’s coverage of an all-subsea development for Clair South took me back to 1981.
Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been picked to remove subsea kit from the Dunlin field by operator Fairfield.
An offshore union has called for a “robust inspection regime” to be imposed after more than 100 workers were evacuated from a North Sea platform over structural concerns.
Fairfield Energy has cut £31million from the total bill to decommission the Greater Dunlin Area in the North Sea.
The UK Government has agreed to pay up to £400million in oil and gas decommissioning relief to one of Japan’s largest trading companies.
The Decommissioning Relief Deed dates back to a statement by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in September 2013.
Fairfield Energy said yesterday that costs were “not the main driver” behind its request to leave the huge concrete legs of the Dunlin Alpha platform in the North Sea.
The first North Sea decommissioning contract to be secured by the Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has been hailed as a “tremendous boost for local companies and workers” by the organisation’s chief executive.
Fairfield Energy has awarded Bibby Offshore the contract for decommissioning the Greater Dunlin Area’s subsea infrastructure.
Decom Energy managing director Graeme Fergusson acknowledges having to “work hard” to convince employees that decommissioning is an area where the company can find its place.
Fairfield Energy submitted plans for decommissioning parts of the North Sea Dunlin area to the UK Government today.