Executive Viewpoint

ConocoPhillips calls for the development of “revolutionary” technologies

Mar 27, 2015

Operators such as ConocoPhillips are looking outside of the industry for “revolutionary” technologies that are able to slash costs when it comes to...

How US regulators can help the industry

Mar 12, 2015

Changes to the current oil and gas regulations in the US are required in order to give the industry clearer and more favourable guidelines.

Brunei taking lead on Asia-Pacific decommissioning guidelines, expert says

Feb 26, 2015

A third of the estimated 1,700 offshore facilities in the Asia-Pacific region need to be decommissioned. ASCOPE launched its long-awaited guidelines...

Projects

Archer begins P&A work on Statoil’s Heimdal field using MDR

Mar 27, 2015

Archer has begun plugging and abandonment (P&A) work on Statoil’s Heimdal gas field. The oilfield service company is using its Topaz modular...

Floating structures – reuse or scrap?

Mar 13, 2015

The decommissioning of floating structures should be four parts planning to every one part execution, says InterMoor’s Dusan Curic, who helped lay...

Red Hawk Down: How they made it look easy

Feb 23, 2015

The decommissioning of Anadarko’s Red Hawk spar in September 2014 set a number of records. Here, Ryan Kavanagh, the man in charge of the project,...

Technology

The effects of Statoil’s standardization on decommissioning projects

Mar 16, 2015

The standardization of designs and equipment for offshore field developments has become a major area of focus for operating companies, particularly...

Latest technology on topside removal: Pioneering Spirit and Underwater Cutting

Feb 19, 2015

The decommissioning industry is at the verge of a technology breakthrough, with the arrival of improved solutions for removal

Environmental decommissioning: Complete vs. partial removal

Feb 19, 2015

As the complete removal of an asset may cause more long term ecological damage, operators are trying to understand the trade-offs associated with...

Outlook

Statoil: “We will halve P&A costs by the end of 2016”

Mar 27, 2015

Statoil believes that in less than two years it can cut the cost of plugging and abandoning a well by half. As well as cutting the expense, it aims...

Can low oil price encourage entrepreneurship?

Feb 19, 2015

In the plugging & abandonment space, the savvy operators are using their stronger negotiating position brought by the low oil prices, to reduce...

DOF Subsea wins seven-year Asia Pacific gig with mystery operator

Jan 6, 2015

DOF Subsea, a subsidiary of DOF ASA, has been awarded a Letter of Award with a major international oil company in the Asia Pacific region.

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