Scottish supply chain companies can now propose solutions for the removal of platform well conductors as part of the offshore oil and gas decommissioning programme jointly developed by Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE).
ONE and SE are partnering to support SMEs to target future decommissioning business and are working with 15 oil and gas operators on a series of project-specific opportunities. The programme enables SMEs to present their capabilities, skills and experience to operators for future projects and potentially benefit from business support.
The seventh decommissioning opportunity in the programme addresses platform well conductor removal. Operators, including opportunity champion EnQuest, are looking for examples of proven successes and new innovative (technical and commercial) solutions to this cost challenge.
A key driver is to reduce the time and number of personnel occupying the platform during decommissioning activities. The assumption is that the conductors can be pulled through the platform deck and that they will not be removed with the jacket. The supply chain can propose methods and innovations for five specific sub-tasks highlighted in the opportunity. These include subsea separation cut of the conductor strings (internal or external cutting) above the seabed; subsea pinning through the conductor strings; lifting of the conductor string; and topside ‘pin, cut then lift’ repetitive process.
SMEs must submit propositions by 29 May 2020. The full opportunity document and further information is available here
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