Asian Oil Decommissioning

 

Chevron, Thailand in Dispute Over Decom Tab

Sep 26, 2019

U.S. energy major Chevron Corp has opted to continue negotiations with Thailand rather than seek arbitration to resolve a dispute over who should pay for removing offshore oil and gas platforms, the company told Reuters on Wednesday.Thailand wants Chevron to pay the full decommissioning costs for infrastructure at the Erawan gas field, which it is due to hand over to Thai state oil firm PTT Exploration and Production Pcl in April 2022 when its concessions expire…

Giant Offshore Turbine to be Blown Up

Sep 16, 2019

Ireland-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, is set to conclude decommissioning of the Hunterston National Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facility (NOWTTF) by blowing up in a controlled explosion.The 177m-high (580ft)…

GA Drilling Gets Capital Boost

Apr 01, 2019

Slovakia-based GA Drilling has received a boost to help develop, test and commercialize its innovative plug and abandonment (P&A) technology. The company has signed a £4.2 million ($4.7 million) funding agreement with Budapest based venture capital firm Lead Ventures…

The Decommissioning, Marine Life Connection

Mar 21, 2019

Data sharing and better understanding of how marine life interacts with manmade structures is the target for the next phase of the Insite program.What to do with offshore structures is a sticky problem for oil companies, regulators and policy makers alike…

UK Decommissioning Tax Relief Estimate in Question

Jan 25, 2019

Britain's public spending watchdog on Friday questioned a government estimate of 24 billion pounds ($31 billion) as the cost of tax relief to decommission oil and gas infrastructure.As one of the oldest and most mature oil basins, Britain's…

UK Opens National Decommissioning Center

Jan 14, 2019

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is opened by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, in Newburgh, in North-East Scotland’s Energetica Corridor.The Centre aims to work in partnership…

Oil Spill from Espadarte Field FPSO

Jan 08, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. announced there was an oil spill on January 2 from its chartered floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Rio de Janeiro, in the Espadarte field offshore Brazil.Petrobras said approximately 4…

Sapura Energy Wins Contracts in Mexico, Malaysia

Nov 21, 2018

Malaysia-based integrated oil and gas services Sapura Energy Berhad has strengthened its presence in Mexico and Malaysia with new contract wins valued at approximately RM1.75 billion (USD 410 mln).The new contracts have lifted the company’s…

Corallian Energy on Course for Wick Exploration Well in December

Nov 13, 2018

UK-based Corallian Energy has revealed that the UK Government had looked favourably upon its plans for two offshore exploration wells.The Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning, which sits within the Department for Business…

Largest-ever Bismuth Plug Deployed

Nov 13, 2018

Metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions provider BiSN said it recently deployed the largest-ever bismuth plug in the Valhall A-30 well, Norway, in conjunction with AkerBP and Altus Intervention.BiSN’s Wel-lok M2M technology – which can be…

HydraWell Completes TAQA Decommissioning

Nov 09, 2018

The manufacturer of specialty equipment for the oil and gas industry HydraWell has completed an offshore decommissioning project for TAQA in the Netherlands.The plugging job was conducted at one of the fields connected to the TAQA-operated P15 platform…

Decommissioning Gets into Deep Water in GoM

Nov 08, 2018

LOC Group’s Houston office provides perspective on decommissioning developments in the Gulf of Mexico.The Gulf of Mexico basin covers approximately 1.6 million km2 and is one of the most important petroleum production regions in the world. A…

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