Testing begins for new tool to reduce oil and gas decommissioning costs

Clearwell Technology director Bruce Cardno Energy technology start-up Clearwell Technology has undertaken a feasibility testing programme for a new tool that could halve the costs…

James Fisher Decommissioning rolls out

James Fisher has launched James Fisher Decommissioning (JF Decom), its new business line which will support the decommissioning needs of customers in the renewables and…

Aberdeen’s Ardyne extends well decommissioning technology partnership with Equinor

© Supplied by Fifth Ring Alan Fairweather, Ardyne CEO Aberdeen-headquartered energy services firm Ardyne has agreed a second join industry project with Norwegian giant Equinor.…

Equinor awards contracts for North Sea decommissioning work

The Veslefrikk platform has been operating since 1989 (source: Equinor/Øyvind Hagen) Norwegian energy company Equinor has awarded Netherlands-based Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) contracts for removal,…

Petrofac secured decommissioning contract with PTTEP in Australia

Petrofac Offshore engineering specialist Petrofac has secured a well project management contract with PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) for operations in Australia. Under the contract,…

Harbour is quay to a new era

Work underway, above, on the new harbour. It will be the largest berthage port in Scotland, able to accommodate vessels of up to 1000ft in…

The new use for abandoned oil rigs

As offshore oil and gas platforms come to the end of their working lives, the remarkable ecosystems beneath the waves come into their own. T…

New tool for slashing well decom costs aces first live test in North Sea

© Supplied by isol8 Andrew Louden, CEO of isol8. An Aberdeen start-up firm’s technology for slashing oil well decommissioning costs has passed its first North…

Well decommissioning campaigns a ‘massive opportunity’, OGA says

Pauline Innes, head of decommissioning at the Oil and Gas Authority. Adopting a campaign approach to well decommissioning in the UK North Sea is the…

Chevron kicks off Thai decommissioning drive

US supermajor Chevron has launched a significant offshore decommissioning exercise in Thailand comprising dozens of offshore platforms and subsea pipelines, as the decommissioning sector gathers…

UK decommissioning costs continue to fall

On the way out: the removal of Shell’s Brent Alpha topsides using Allseas’ gigantic Pioneering Spirit vessel Photo: ALLSEAS Latest estimates from regulator show expected…

OOS New SSCVs Undergoing Final Touches

The two offshore mast cranes on board OOS International’s semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) OSS Walcheren have been installed and load-tested, while the company’s SSCV OOS…

Curlew – a decom object lesson

The Shell Curlew FPSO arriving in Dundee last year I’m baffled by the Curlew decommissioning saga that will now see the life-expired FPSO be dismantled…