Further to the piece I did last week, Wood Group continues to work with Shell in the North Sea. They have just announced they have the contract to decommission the Brent Bravo platform.
I was writing about the future of this line of oil and gas work recently and further evidence of the opportunities now pops up on my news feed. Click Here
Wood Group, CEO Dave Stewart, said, ‘We have over four decades of experience supporting Shell’s Brent field and this new contract clearly demonstrates our client’s trust in our consistent delivery of innovative and efficient technical services that have been designed for offshore decommissioning challenges.’
The plan is to prep the platform for a single lift removal. This continues the Shell trend of beginning the onerous and absolutely massive headache of clearing up redundant operations. This multi billion pound task will take up to ten years.
The iconic Brent field rigs were built in the 1970s and at one time produced 10% of Britain’s North Sea oil. The field underwent an extensive upgrade in the 90s which extended production, but all good things have to come to an end.
The best of good planning to all involved in the decommissioning.
Source article; World Oil. Click here
Guardian article Click here