UK Oil And Gas Field Approved Decommissioning Programmes
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Decommissioning Approved in 2014

  1. Renee and Rubie Oil Fields
    • Endeavour Energy UK Limited
      • Subsea Installations - Removal to shore for recycling/disposal
      • Pipelines - Selective Recovery

Decommissioning Approved in 2013

  1. Miller Oil Field
    • BP Exploration (Alpha) Limited
      • Large Steel Platform - Footings to remain in place, steel topsides and jacket to top of footings to be removed to shore 2013
  2. Schiehallion Oil Field & Loyal Phase One
    • Britoil Limited
      • Schiehallion FPSO - Removal for potential re-use
      • Pipelines - Recovery where possible. Production flowlines to be left in situ.
  3. Ivanhoe Rob Roy And Hamish Oil Fields
    • Hess limited
      • FPSO - Removal for re-use at different location
      • Subsea installations - Removal to shore for recycling/disposal
      • Pipelines - Selective recovery

Decommissioning Approved in 2012

  1. Camelot Gas Fields
    • Energy Resource Technology (UK) Limited
      • Small Steel Platform Removal to shore for recycling / disposal
      • Pipelines - Pipelines decommissioned in situ
  2. Fife Fergus Flora And Angus Oil Fields
    • Hess Limited
      • FPSO - Removed for re-use at different location
      • Subsea installations - Removal to shore for recycling / disposal
      • Pipelines - Full removal of un-trenched pipelines; trenched pipelines decommissioned in situ

Decommissioning Approved in 2011

  1. Don Oil Field
    • Britoil Public Limited Company
      • Subsea installation - Removal to shore for recycling / disposal
      • Pipelines - Decommissioned in situ with selective recovery

Decommissioning Approved in 2010

  1. Welland Gas Field
    • Perenco UK Limited
      • Small Steel Platform - Removal for re-use outside of UK waters
      • Pipelines - Decommissioned in situ with selective recovery
  2. Davy Gas Fields - Tristan NW
    • Silverstone Energy Limited / Bridge Energy UK Limited
      • Subsea installation - Removal to shore for recycling
      • Pipelines - Production pipeline with piggy-backed umbilical - leave in situ; jumpers, spool pieces and associated pipeline equipment - remove to shore for re-use or recycling
  3. Shelley Oil Field
    • Premier Oil
      • Sevan Voyageur FPSO - Tow away for future use at another location
      • Manifold and Wellhead - Remove to shore for re-use, recycling or disposal
      • Pipelines - Production pipeline - leave in situ; umbilical - remove in sections

Decommissioning Approved in 2009

  1. Kittiwake Oil Field - Kittiwake SAL Export System
    • Venture North Sea Oil Limited
      • Kittiwake SAL Assembly - removal to shore for re-use. Revision to approved decommissioning programme
      • Pipelines - Pipeline - flexible flowline removed to shore for re-use

Decommissioning Approved in 2008

  1. Frigg UK Gas Pipeline System
    • Total E& P UK Limited
      • Manifold & Compression Platform (MCP-01)
      • Permit granted for the disposal in-situ of the concrete substructure; topsides to be removed to shore for re-use, recycling or disposal
  2. Kittiwake Oil Field - Kittiwake Loading Buoy
    • Venture North Sea Oil Limited
      • Exposed Location Single Buoy Mooring System (ELSBM) Removals to shore for recycling or disposal
  3. Beryl Oil Field - Linnhe
    • Mobil North Sea LLC
      • Wellhead Protection Structure - Removal to shore.
      • Pipelines - Decommissioned in situ; pipeline sections outside trenches removed to shore.

Decommissioning Approved in 2007

  1. Indefatigable Gas Field
    • Shell U.K. Limited
      • 6 x fixed steel platforms - Removal to shore
      • Pipelines - 2 x hose bundles removal to shore; 5 x infield + export decommissioned in situ

Decommissioning Approved in 2006

  1. North West Hutton Oil Field
    • Amoco (U.K.) Exploration Company - now a subsidiary of BP plc
      • Large Steel Platform - Footings to remain in place, steel topsides and jacket to top of footings to be removed to shore
      • Pipelines - Decommissioned in situ

Decommissioning Approved in 2005

Ardmore British American Offshore Limited - Mobile Jack-Up Rig Re-use 2005
Ardmore Ugland Nordic Shipping AS - Single Anchor Loading Systems Re-use/removal to shore 2005
Pipelines Re-use 2005
Ardmore Acorn Oil & Gas Limited - Subsea equipment including guide frame Removal to shore 2005

Decommissioning Approved in 2004

Brent Shell - Brent Flare Removals to shore for recycling and disposal 2004
Beatrice Talisman Energy (UK) Limited - Fixed Steel Platforms Re-use 2004

Decommissioning Approved in 2003

Forbes and Gordon Infield Pipelines BHP Billiton - Infield Pipelines Decommission in situ - retrench any area of pipeline with less than 0.4m depth of cover 2003; close-out report received May 2005
Frigg TP1, QP & CDP1
Close out report Total E&P Norge AS - Treatment Platform 1 (TP1), Quarters Platform (QP) and Concrete Drilling Platform 1 (CDP1) Concrete substructures to remain in place; concrete topsides to be removed to shore; steel installations to be removed to shore; infield pipelines to be removed to shore 2003

Decommissioning Approved in 2002

  1. Durward and Dauntless Oil Fields
    • Amerada Hess
    • Pipelines - Decommissioned in situ
    • 2002

Hutton Kerr-McGee - Tension Leg Platform Re-use 2002; close-out report received July 2004
Pipelines 1 x removal to shore; 1 x decommissioned in situ (with future monitoring programme) 2002; close-out report received July 2004

Decommissioning Approved in 2001

Camelot CB ExxonMobil - Fixed Steel Platform Re-use or removal to shore for recycling. Revision to approved decommissioning option: removal to shore for dismantling and recycling 2001. Year of revised approval: 2002

Decommissioning Approved in 2000

  1. Blenheim and Bladon
    • Talisman
    • FPSO - Re-use 2000
    • Pipelines - Removal to shore 2000
  2. Durward and Dauntless Oil Fields
    • Amerada Hess
    • FPSO Re-use
    • 2000

Subsea Facilities Removal to shore 2000
Maureen and Moira Phillips - Large Steel Gravity Platform Removal to shore for re-use or recycling 2000
Concrete Loading Column Removal to shore for re-use or recycling 2000
Pipelines 2 x removal to shore;1 x decommissioned in situ 2000
Brent Spar Shell - Oil Storage and Loading Facility Re-use as part of quay extension. Revision to approved decommissioning option: Brent Spar Anchor Blocks - removal to shore for reuse, recycling or disposal 1998 Year of revised approval: 2004

Decommissioning Approved in 1998

Donan BP - FPSO Re-use 1998
Fulmar SALM Shell - Single Anchor Leg Mooring Buoy Removal to shore 1998
16” Pipeline Decommissioned in situ 1998

Decommissioning Approved in 1996

Emerald MSR - FPSO Re-use 1996
Pipeline Decommissioned in situ 1996
Frigg FP Elf Norge TotalFinaElf Norge Flare Column Removal to shore 1996
Leman BK Shell - Fixed Steel Platform Removal to shore 1996
Staffa Lasmo - Pipelines Removal to shore 1996
Viking AC, AD, AP & FD Conoco - 4 x Fixed Steel Platform Removal to shore 1996

Decommissioning Approved in 1995

Esmond CP & CW BHP - 2 x Fixed Steel Platform Removal to shore 1995
Gordon BW BHP - Fixed Steel Platform Removal to shore 1995

Decommissioning Approved in 1993

Angus Amerada Hess - Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Vessel Re-use 1993
Forbes AW Hamilton BHP Fixed Steel Platform Removal to shore 1993

Decommissioning Approved in 1992

  1. Argyll, Duncan and Innes Oil Fields
    • Hamilton / BHP
      • Floating Production, Facility (FPF) - Removal to shore
      • Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) Buoy - Removal to shore
      • Pipelines - Removal to shore
  2. Blair Oil Field
    • Sun Oil / AGIP
      • Pipelines - 1 x Re-use; 1 x Decommissioned in situ

Decommissioning Approved in 1991

  1. Crawford Oil Field
    • Hamilton Oil / BHP
      • Floating Production, Facility (FPF) - Removal to shore
      • Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) Buoy - Removal to shore
      • Subsea Facilities - Removal to shore

Decommissioning Approved in 1988

  1. Piper Oil Field
    • Occidental / Talisman
      • Piper Alpha Fixed Steel Platform - Toppling

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