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Plugging the Hole

Mar 01, 2021

Sitting at 49% of the total cost of decommissioning, wells plugging and abandonment (P&A) has long been high on the hit-list on the decommissioning cost reduction agenda. It’s a task that has no returns on the cost to do it, and activity is increasing. Elaine Maslin looks at some of the latest technologies aiming to reduce that cost.Well decommissioning activity outstripped exploration, appraisal, and development activity combined on the UK Continental Shelf for the fourth year running…

Petronas Carigali Awards Pulai A P&A Contract to T7's Tanjung Offshore

May 04, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas industry services provider T7 Global has through its subsidiary, Tanjung Offshore received a work order award  from Petronas Carigali for the provision of plug and abandonment integrated services for Pulai A field, offshore Malaysia…

Cooper Energy Charters Helix's Q7000 Rig for P&A in Australia

Apr 19, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy has hired Helix Energy Solutions' Q7000 light well intervention offshore rig, to support decommissioning work at the company's Basker, Manta and Gummy (BMG) fields in the Gippsland Basin, off Australia…

Australia Gets Center for Oil and Gas Infrastructure Decommissioning

Mar 11, 2021

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has established what it calls The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), citing 'a much-needed collaborative effort to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities of decommissioning Australia’s aging oil and gas infrastructure…

Woodside Issued Enforcement Action over Nganhurra RTM Decommissioning

Feb 05, 2021

Australian offshore oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA on Friday said it was taking compliance action against oil firm Woodside Energy Ltd to ensure safe and responsible decommissioning of the Nganhurra riser turret mooring. The regulator said it was looking at possible breaches of law…

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…

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…

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…

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