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…

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…