North Sea Decommissioning Contracts Awarded

Published at 08:54AM - 14/04/16

North Sea decommissioning contracts awarded by Statoil, as the oil major sets out a timeline to decommission its Huldra field.

Statoil has awarded two contracts as part of the platforms removal from the North Sea; one to cover the removal, and one to cover the onshore recycling.

Statoil Awards Decom Contracts

The first contract has been awarded to the Dutch firm, Heerema Marine Contractors, who have been tasked with the Engineering, Preparation and Removal (EPR) works for both topside and steel jacket, and transporting it back to shore.

The second contract has been awarded to AF Offshore Decom, who have been tasked with the disposal and recycling of the platform once onshore.

The plan is to remove the Huldra platform during 2019 with the subsequent disposal and recycling work taking place at AF Offshore Decom’s environmental base in Vats, Norway within the first half of 2020. 

Huldra Platform Decom

Work to plug and abandon Huldra’s six wells has previously been awarded to the West Epsilon jackup drilling rig, having been stopped production back on 3 September 2014.

Statoil have stated that the platform is being removed according to the Ospar convention, that oil installations no longer being used as a main rule shall be removed.