Contract

NorSea Group has began work on the six-month oil field decommissioning project at North Sea fields, north-east of Scotland.

Being carried out at NorSea Group’s Peterhead facility, on behalf of Endeavour Energy, the project will see the safe disposal of subsea manifolds and associated pipework from the Renee and Rubie fields located 200km North-east of Aberdeen.

Salvaged material from the field will be delivered to Smith Quay, which is operated by NorSea Group.

"As part of our future growth strategy, we are developing our decommissioning capability."

The contract requires reuse of returned material, including 1,000t of concrete mattresses, 200t of pipework and skid units, manifold valves, and a 17t crossover manifold.

NorSea Group managing director Walter Robertson said: "We are primarily known as a logistics and base services company servicing the offshore industry; but as part of our future growth strategy, we are developing our decommissioning capability."

Peterhead Port Authority constructed the Smith Quay and Embankment in a bid to serve the DSV and subsea vessel market, as well as the northern and central North Sea.

The group took operatorship of Smith Quay and Embankment at Peterhead on a ten-year agreement during the third quarter of 2014.

The initial phase will see expansion onto Merchants Quay, while providing 400m of deep-water quayside berthing supported by more than 50,000m² of quayside laydown area.


Image: The contract will see the disposal of subsea manifolds and associated pipework from the Renee and Rubie fields. Photo: courtesy of NorSea Group AS.