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…

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…

Well decommissioning under way on North Sea Rubie, Renee fields

Offshore staff ABERDEEN, UK – Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division has started a well decommissioning contract for the Rubie and Renee fields in the…

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…

Tullow Awards Maersk Decom Bundled Project

Above is a Sept. 2019 photo of the subsea support vessel Maersk Installer during a subsea infrastructure removal, recycling and waste management project for the…

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…