Exceed Win North Sea Decom Work From Fairfield Energy

Published at 01:11PM - 07/03/16

Exceed win North Sea decom work from Fairfield Energy, as the oil company starts to move forward with the decommissioning of the Dunlin field.

The UK based oil well engineering specialists confirmed the award Monday saying: “This award demonstrates the capacity of Exceed as a multi-disciplined well management organisation,”

Exceed Win North Sea Decom Work

The contract will see Exceed support Fairfield Energy in the plugging and abandonment operations of the Dunlin cluster, covering a total of 45 platform wells and 16 subsea wells.

Platform wells will start to be abandoned over the next few months according to Exceed, whilst work on plugging the area’s 16 subsea wells will start in 2017.

Exceed commercial director, John Anderson, said: “This award demonstrates the capacity of Exceed as a multi-disciplined well management organisation capable of providing support to complex well decommissioning activities.”

“This will be a major focus going forward, both in the UKCS and internationally, and Exceed is delighted to be supporting Fairfield in one of the largest single UKCS well abandonment campaigns of this nature to date.”

Dunlin Oil Field

Dunlin, located 121 miles (195km) east of Shetland, was originally discovered and operated by oil supermajor Shell until 2008 when the it was sold to Fairfield.

With decreasing production rates and the slump in crude prices; the oil and gas field’s production ceased on 15th June 2015 marking the start of its decommissioning phase.