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…

OOS joins decommissioning joint venture

Offshore staff SEROOSKERKE, the Netherlands – OOS International has joined a consortium of Lloyd’s Register and Worley to provide offshore operators with end-to-end decommissioning, from…

Boskalis Buys Salvage Firm Ardent Americas

Image Credit: Boskalis Dutch dredging and marine services giant Boskalis has acquired the U.S.-based maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas. Ardent, created by the 2015…

China resumes work on giant heavy-lift vessel

Concept: the Lankun heavy-lift vessel Photo: Image SHANDONG MARINE New company created to finance, build and operate unit destined for offshore decommissioning and installation work…

Opportunities Abound in Asia Pac

(File photo: Heerema Marine Contractors) Decommissioning in Southeast Asia and Australia offers a US$100 billion opportunity out to 2040 with a million tonnes of steel…

Schlumberger Wins P&A Work with Well-Safe

Well-Safe Guardian – Image: Well-Safe The UK offshore decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions has awarded “significant work scope” to Schlumberger for the provision of Plug and…

Ulstein converts Aegir into heavy-lift vessel

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands – Ulstein has converted Heerema Marine Contractors’ Aegir from a deepwater construction into a heavy-lift vessel. After Heerema’s strategic reposition on its…

James Fisher Sister Companies Merge

(Photo: James Fisher Offshore) Offshore services firm James Fisher Offshore (JFO) said it is consolidating its services with those of its sister company James Fisher…