Decommissioning

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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.
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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.
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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.
Article
November 2023
When offshore structures and vessels reach the end of their productive lives, they must be decommissioned and dismantled, recycled or disposed of safely. These complex, highly engineered assets are built to withstand harsh environments and are often contaminated with hydrocarbons and other hazardous materials from years of operation.
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November 22, 2023
(WO) — Celebrating excellence in offshore decommissioning, the OEUK Awards announced the industry leaders on Nov. 21 during a grand gala at the annual Decommissioning Conference in St. Andrews.
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November 21, 2023
(WO) — McDermott has been awarded a sizeable engineering, procurement, removal and disposal contract by Santos. The offshore decommissioning award is for the full removal and disposal of the Campbell platform structure, which is part of the Varanus Island Hub offshore infrastructure in Western Australia.
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November 21, 2023
(WO) — Shutting down obsolete North Sea energy installations is a business opportunity worth more than £20 billion ($25 billion) over the next decade, according to calculations by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK).
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November 21, 2023
(WO) — OneNexus, a provider of innovative financial solutions for the oil and gas industry’s decommissioning obligations, introduces its life insurance-like product, OneNexus WellSecure.
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November 20, 2023
Subsea7 has been awarded a sizeable contract by Shell for the decommissioning of subsea infrastructure associated with the FPSO Fluminense in the Bijupirá and Salema fields of the Campos Basin, at 700m (2,296 ft) water depth, the company said on Nov. 20.
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October 25, 2023
The companies will work as an integrated team to prepare and remove the 20,000-tonne topside using the Saipem 7000, one of the largest semi-submersible heavy lifting vessels in the world.
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October 03, 2023
As part of its scope, subsea specialist DeepOcean removed 6 subsea conductors and 4 vertical supports at varying water depths and removed the upper conductor guideframes with an estimated weight of 400 tonnes, together with the design and installation of bespoke clamps.
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September 26, 2023
The Excellence in Decommissioning Awards recognize companies that have performed to an exceptional level within the offshore decommissioning industry.
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September 11, 2023
The agreement makes docks available for platforms undergoing decommissioning until the final destination of the unit has been decided, in accordance with best international practices on green recycling and sustainability.
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August 31, 2023
Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. announced a two‐year contract extension with a major operator in Brazil for the use of the 6” 15K Trident Intervention System to facilitate well interventions, as well as plug and abandonment operations. 
Article
August 2023
Global offshore decommissioning work continues at pace, with a significant portion occurring on the UKCS. Meanwhile, technical advances related to decommissioning continue, as well.
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August 09, 2023
The North Sea oil and gas industry spent £1.6 billion ($1.76 billion) decommissioning redundant wells and infrastructure last year, more than in any of the previous five years, new figures show.
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August 03, 2023
The most recent activity to complete is the final phase of the campaign to remove the DP3 and DP4 installations in the Morecambe Bay development in the East Irish Sea.
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August 01, 2023
C-Kore Systems has successfully completed a decommissioning campaign offshore Australia, using C-Kore Sensor Monitor units to interrogate the wellhead pressure and temperature sensors on the subsea oilfield.
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July 11, 2023
Under the contract scope, McDermott will provide project management and engineering services for the recovery, transportation and offloading of the DTM buoy to a suitable onshore yard facility for dismantling and disposal.
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July 07, 2023
The greater flexibility of the system also allows users to record more detailed information on the identity and role of companies responsible for the wellbore, and also those responsible for the associated data.
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July 07, 2023
The qualification in Mozambique of bismuth alloy for deployment via perforations offers numerous benefits for abandonment integrity and operational efficiency.
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