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Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico: Expediting an offshore platform’s decommissioning

Vivek K. Prajapati

With the backlog of idle offshore platforms steadily increasing, the industry needs to optimize procedures and operational strategies to reduce costs while improving overall HSE during and after decommissioning.

Flow assurance criticalities and challenges management in Zohr gas field

Mohamed Salah Elsayed, Samir Zayed, Mohamed Ahmed Tolba, Muhammad Karam Omar, Mohamed Nagy Negm, Hatem Mohamed Darwish, Ola Amr Hussein

As multi-phase transport of oil and gas is increasingly stretched over greater distances, and access to subsea infrastructure becomes even more limited, ensuring sustainable, reliable and robust operations is vital to reducing the influence on downstream facilities.

UK regulator sees untapped potential in North Sea oil and gas projects

The second Wells Insight report, published by the UK Oil and Gas Authority, highlights significant opportunities remaining in the UK North Sea basin, despite Covid resulting in a slowdown in 2020.

Carbon+Intel: DNV supports world’s first large-scale testing of submerged CO2 pipelines

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is working with Wintershall Noordzee and the OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences to explore how existing natural gas pipelines in the southern North Sea can be used for future CO2 transport.

Neptune Energy completes Seagull manifold installation

Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners, bp and JAPEX, have completed the safe and successful installation of the manifold and umbilical for the Seagull project in the UK Central North Sea.

Helix Energy Solutions partners with Trendsetter Engineering for global integrated hydraulic intervention services agreement

The new partnership will integrate Trendsetter’s 15,0000psi Subsea Tree Injection Manifold and experienced personnel into Helix’s state-of-the-art fleet of well intervention vessels and equipment used to perform well services globally.

Guyana seeks a 135-mile subsea gas pipeline to extend its energy win streak

Guyana will likely become one of South America’s top oil producers over the next four years, but the world’s newest petrostate increasingly sees gas as the bedrock for growing its domestic economy.

U.S. Coast Guard boards vessel suspected of damaging subsea pipeline

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship that dragged its anchor near to a Southern California subsea pipeline that was the source of an oil spill earlier this month.

Turkish Petroleum awards Schlumberger contract to tap its largest gas reserve

Turkish Petroleum has awarded Schlumberger a significant contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of end-to-end production solutions for the Sakarya gas field, Turkey’s largest gas reserve.

Democrats seek stricter regulation of offshore oil and gas infrastructure

House Democrats are making the case for stricter regulation of thousands of abandoned wells, platforms and pipelines off the U.S. coasts following the biggest off-shore spill in California in nearly 30 years.

DOF Subsea and Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. form strategic alliance for global AUV services

The partnership leverages the two businesses’ recent collaboration in the development of the OFG AUV non-contact integrated Cathodic Protection (iCP) inspection system, and enable the sharing of resources on several pipeline inspection and geohazard surveys.

UK grants North Sea subsea carbon storage license in pursuit of COP26 goals

The UK Oil and Gas Authority  has awarded a carbon dioxide appraisal and storage license to Harbour Energy, boosting the drive to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

SPIE awarded multi-year engineering services contract for Jansz-Io Compression project

As the reservoir pressure of the Jansz-Io field declines after years of production, compression infrastructure is required to enhance the recoverability of the field.

U.S. Coast Guard investigating miles-long oil spill after hurricane Ida

Federal authorities are responding to a 14-mile long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, according to the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office.

ScottishPower Renewables backs Proserv offshore wind subsea cable solution

Global controls technology company Proserv Controls has received industrial sponsorship for its disruptive subsea cable condition monitoring system for the offshore wind segment, ECG, or Electro Cable Guard, from ScottishPower Renewables.

Port Fourchon, other Gulf oil facilities likely offline for weeks after Ida

Damage to Port Fourchon, which services about 90% of output from U.S. Gulf deepwater oil and natural gas wells, is extensive and widespread, Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission said in an NPR interview Tuesday.

Green scrutiny delays Siccar Point’s Cambo work offshore UK

Siccar Point Energy Ltd. is delaying work on its Cambo oil field in the UK North Sea, a target of vociferous criticism by environmental activists.

Silixa rolls out industry’s first subsea distributed acoustic sensing system

Silixa announced the successful installation, validation, and borehole seismic acquisition from a permanently installed fiber optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing system, Carina Subsea 4D, on BP’s Atlantis Phase 3 subsea field development.

Denmark pursues plan to store CO2 in empty oil reservoirs

A Danish project to store captured CO2 in North Sea reservoirs that were once filled with oil and gas moved a step closer to becoming operational, after winning approval from new stakeholders.

Tracerco Discovery deployed in Gulf of Mexico to carry out subsea pipeline inspections

Tracerco has been awarded three subsea inspection contracts to provide critical asset integrity data on pipelines of a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico.

Baker Hughes to supply Chevron’s Gorgon facility with subsea compression manifold

Driven by Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect early engagement approach, Baker Hughes will provide Chevron with a subsea compression manifold structure including module and foundation, as well as the latest optimized version of its horizontal clamp connector system and subsea controls for the manifold structure.

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