July 16, 2024
Repeated delays to well plugging and abandonment (P&A) work, competition for rigs from overseas and cost pressures are pushing up the estimated bill for decommissioning on the UK Continental Shelf, according to the North Sea Transition Authority's new report.
June 2024
Traditionally, barrier testing and subsequent validation by a technical authority can sometimes rely on personal observations and subjectivity. HydraWell looks to strike a successful balance of its values while pushing boundaries and inventing pioneering technologies that will transform well integrity management operations around the world.
June 19, 2024
The Gulf Energy Alliance (GEA) joined the States of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi in a legal challenge to the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) decommissioning rule imposing unnecessary and burdensome financial requirements targeting independent offshore oil and natural gas producers.
June 17, 2024
Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi have sued the U.S. government to block a proposed rule by the Biden administration that would require offshore oil and gas companies to provide nearly $7 billion in financial assurances for decommissioning old infrastructure.
June 10, 2024
Baker Hughes’ integrated approach will deploy wireline, coiled tubing, cementing, tubular running, wellbore intervention, fishing, and geosciences services in all of Petrobras’ offshore fields. The agreement also includes Baker Hughes remedial tools, completion fluids and production chemicals.
June 05, 2024
The comprehensive campaign spans over 120 days and is segmented into five sub-campaigns, each addressing specific tasks crucial for the decommissioning process.
May 22, 2024
The first phase of decommissioning commenced in February, with Elemental Energies providing well management services from its Houston office for the plugging and abandonment of wells in the Matagorda Island area, offshore Texas.
May 20, 2024
OSSO worked in partnership with another contractor to mitigate the need for 4,340 m3 of crude oil sludge to be tankered to incineration, achieve a cost saving exceeding seven figures and recover 1,280 m3 of usable oil. 
May 16, 2024
AquaTerra Group has announced four significant decommissioning contract wins totaling a seven-figure sum. These latest projects represent a notable increase in AquaTerra’s roster of decommissioning projects between 2023 and 2025.
April 16, 2024
The final Risk Management and Financial Assurance for OCS Lease and Grant Obligations rule amends existing regulations by substantially increasing the level of financial assurances that operators must provide in advance.
March 12, 2024
Perenco UK announced a decommissioning milestone with the successful completion of the plug & abandonment of three subsea wells at the Gawain field in the UK Southern North Sea, including the removal of the associated subsea infrastructure.
March 01, 2024
The Decommissioning Data Visibility Dashboard now includes field-specific information from 15 operators, compared with three when it was piloted by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) and the Decommissioning and Repurposing Taskforce (DaRT) in November 2021.
January 11, 2024
The C1-46 averaged 15 cuts before requiring a blade change, significantly reducing the need for recovery to the surface and impressively completed 79 cuts on its first deployment, showcasing a remarkable 100% success rate.
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