Tag: decommissioning

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Automation, an alternative to decommissioning

In many established oil and gas production areas, such as the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea and elsewhere, an increasing number of fields are coming to the end of their planned operational lives. Therefore, global decommissioning costs are expected to rise… In many established oil and gas production areas, such as […]

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Wind Power in Europe

Take a look at this new report into the issues including decommissioning and lif extension facing Europe’s wind sector, as the first wind farms reach the end of their operating life span.

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WIND POWER DECOMMISSIONING

Today an increasing number of wind farms in Europe are reaching the end of their lifespan. In 2016, Europe had over 4,000 offshore wind turbines operating across 11 countries, making a total of 15.8 GW of installed and grid-connected capacity. Turbines older than 20 years In 2017 alone 15,638MW was installed […]

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The sharp rise of platforms decommissioning

On a worldwide basis, the industry decommissions an average of 120 offshore rigs a year. The prospective decommissioning of over 2,000 aging offshore oil and gas platforms, subsea wells and related assets is an upcoming challenge for companies as well as government treasuries… Offshore oil drilling, pioneered in the Gulf of Mexico in […]

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Global extractive industries facing a big financial headache.

Nicholas Newman For extractive industries, including oil and gas fields, gold mines, coal mines and landfill sites, the prospect of closure is becoming a major problem, which is likely to cost billions of dollars for both operators and regulators worldwide. In South Africa, there are some 6,150 abandoned mines and around 1,400 […]

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