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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…

Mermaid, Meitech JV to Target Decom Projects in Gulf of Thailand

Sep 21, 2020

Mermaid Maritime, a Thai-based offshore services company has entered into a joint venture with Singapore's Meitech, part of Indonesia's EPCI contractor Meindo, to target offshore decommissioning work in the Gulf of ThailandMermaid said the joint…

Mermaid Targets Offshore Decommissioning Work in Thailand with New Business Unit

Jun 30, 2020

Thai-based offshore services provider Mermaid Maritime has said it has launched a business branch focused on offshore transportation, installation and decommissioning.Mermaid said Tuesday its new business unit’s immediate target is potential…

DNS Sharing Offshore Decommissioning Expertise with Brunei

Jun 17, 2020

Decom North Sea, a UK-based non-profit organization focused on knowledge sharing in the space of offshore oil and gas decommissioning sector, is expanding in Asia with a deal struck in Brunei.DNS on Wednesday announced the creation of a 'landmark…

BW Offshore's FPSO Stuck in New Zealand

Apr 10, 2020

FPSO-leasing company BW Offshore has been unable to remove the Umuroa FPSO from the Tui field in New Zealand following the contract termination, client liquidation, and the country's court and environment regulator intervention.The company was…

Malaysia: Uzma in Offshore P&A Gig with Shell

Mar 04, 2020

Malaysian energy services firm Uzma has a contract with Shell for plugging and abandonment work offshore Malaysia.Under the letter of award signed with Shell's subsidiaries in Malaysia, Uzma will provide platform wells plug and abandonment campaign…

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…

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