Towards smarter and greener decommissioning

Project and financing models for decommissioning are moving up oil and gas operators’ agenda worldwide as ‘lower for longer’ oil prices raise questions about how long ageing assets can operate viably beyond their design lives.

UK competition watchdog accepts Wood – Amec remedy

A merger between two UK oilfield services companies, Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler, is set to be complete next ...

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Ashtead names UK regional head

Subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology has appointed a new UK regional director to its leadership team. ...

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UK: Statoil faces disappointment at Verbier

Norwegian oil company Statoil is unlikely to drill a sidetrack well on the Verbier prospect in the UK North ...

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Azinor bites dust at Partridge well

Azinor Catalyst, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P company, has found no hydrocarbons in its Partridge well ...

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Babcock to support Rough decommissioning

UK-based support services company Babcock is working with Centrica Storage Limited to plan for decommissioning of ...

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Fairfield picks LOC as marine partner on Dunlin decom

LOC (Aberdeen) Ltd, part of the marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group, has been appointed by Fairfield to ...

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Accident report reveals why 'Transocean Winner' ran aground

A report into why the Transocean Winner semi-submersible rig grounded on the Isle of Lewis last year has been ...

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EnQuest shaves $100 million off Kraken costs

UK-based oil and gas company EnQuest has further cut costs on its Kraken development in the UK sector of the North ...

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UK North Sea is reinventing itself, report shows

Around $6 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions in the UK oil and gas sector during the first half of the year ...

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SPE Aberdeen names award winners during Offshore Europe

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen has announced the winners of the North Sea Regional and SPE ...

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UK gov't remains committed to O&G sector

UK government remains fully committed in its support of the UK’s oil and gas industry, the Exchequer Secretary to ...

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Expro in 5-year well services deal in North Sea

Expro, an oilfield services company, has secured a five-year master services agreement with Repsol Sinopec ...

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Global Marine Group expands in UK

The Global Marine Group (GMG), a provider of offshore engineering services to the renewables, oil & gas, and ...

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UK gov't 'committed to North Sea'

UK government has committed to maximizing economic opportunity in the North Sea at meetings between industry ...

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Total fires up at Edradour & Glenlivet

French oil major Total has started production at the Edradour & Glenlivet gas and condensate fields in the West ...

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Erskine restart delayed due to pipeline maintenance

Production restart from the Chevron-operated Erskine gas condensate field in the UK sector of the North Sea has ...

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COSL Drilling needs 250 offshore rig workers

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling Europe needs about 250 rig workers to staff two of its semi-submersible ...

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New JV plans to create North Sea decommissioning hub

UK’s Forth Ports Limited and AF Offshore Decom UK on August 28 signed the head of agreement with the intent ...

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Catcher FPSO heads to North Sea

BW Offshore-owned FPSO BW Catcher has left Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and is currently in transit to the Premier ...

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i3 Energy closing in on Liberator development plan

Following completion of site surveys, oil & gas company i3 Energy plans to submit a development plan for the ...

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Premier enters Tolmount infrastructure partnership

London-listed oil firm Premier Oil has signed heads of terms to enter into an infrastructure partnership regarding ...

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