Bibby Offshore in North Sea Decom Contract

April 6, 2016

Bibby Offshore has secured a contract with a North Sea operator, to deliver decommissioning operations in the Northern North Sea East Shetland Basin. The company will utilize one of its construction support vessels for the project, due to start in Q2 of 2016 and be completed by the end of 2016. Bibby Offshore will carry out remedial rock… Continue Reading »


University of Dundee to Study Subsea Decommissioning

March 31, 2016

Research that will support decommissioning by exploring approaches to the recovery of subsea structures is to be carried out by the University of Dundee on behalf of Xodus, with support from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). Xodus is undertaking the project in order to develop analysis methods and design guidance for the removal… Continue Reading »


NRG Releases New Well Management Software

March 26, 2016

NRG, the well management company, has launched a well planning and decommissioning management application which, reportedly, allows well project teams to compile, evaluate and share data more effectively. According to the company, WEii (pronounced WE2) is a modular application to share a common data source and encourage collaborative working, enabling teams to work efficiently to… Continue Reading »


Jee to Run Decommissioning Webinar

March 21, 2016

Subsea engineering and training company, Jee, will host a free-to-attend offshore decommissioning webinar on April 13 2016. The webinar, titled ‘Innovation and efficiency in decommissioning’ will be presented by Head of Late Life, Graham Wilson. It will discuss how decommissioning can be done differently to realise cost savings and environmental and safety benefits. “The growing… Continue Reading »


What offshore work opportunities are there in commercial diving or as an ROV pilot now?

February 29, 2016

“As one of The Underwater Centre’s Student Advisors, a question I get asked a lot, and particularly just now given the media coverage of the drop in oil prices, is what offshore work opportunities are there once students have completed their training as a commercial diver or an ROV pilot tech? “The drop in oil… Continue Reading »


Report: Emerging Decommissioning Market in Norway

February 17, 2016

Norway’s decommissioning market has the potential to be the second largest in the North Sea after the UK Continental Shelf, according to Oil & Gas UK’s first Norwegian Continental Shelf Decommissioning Insight report, which provides a forecast for the region over the next decade. The Norwegian Decommissioning Insight is the latest in a series of… Continue Reading »


DW: UK to See Strong Decom Activity in Next 25 Years

February 17, 2016

Douglas-Westwood’s new North Sea Decommissioning Market Forecast 2016-2040 predicts that between 2016 and 2040 $70-$82 billion will be spent on decommissioning activity in Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK. DW anticipates growth in decommissioning activity over the next few years, driven by the sustained low oil price, the maturity of North Sea fields and the… Continue Reading »


Geo Oceans Supports Pipeline Decom Project

January 24, 2016

Perth-based Geo Oceans has completed a six-week contract for 24/7 ROV support over 40 days of subsea pipeline decommissioning operations for Vale in New Caledonia. The project involved operating from a construction barge ROV visual guidance for crane operators using a pipe grab to remove a subsea pipeline in 40 – 60m of water. The… Continue Reading »


UK: Union Wants No Hold-Up on Decommissioning

January 9, 2016

GMB, the union for workers in energy industries and the offshore supply chain, has called on the UK Government to ensure there are no delays in offshore decommissioning to help protect thousands of supply chain jobs. Namely, according to GMB, there is no ‘logical case’ for delaying decisions since there are nearly 300 platforms that… Continue Reading »

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