A remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) working subsea will save Neptune Energy time and money on decommissioning the Juliet field in the UK Southern North Sea, the producer said 1 December.
The privately-owned company awarded the decommissioning contract to Maersk Supply Service (MSS), whose ROV will remove piping spools and umbilicals. This cuts the need for a number of vessels and equipment providers when work starts next year.
Neptune Energy’s UK managing director, Alexandra Thomas, said: “Work on decommissioning Juliet is progressing well and the activities undertaken by MSS will finalise the work on the pipelines and enable us to move forward with plugging and abandonment operations.
”The use of such innovative technologies is enabling operators to reduce the time, costs and environmental impacts associated with such operations, and ensures the safe and efficient removal of decommissioned subsea infrastructure.”
Maersk Supply Service’s head of Integrated Solutions, Olivier Trouvé, said: “We are looking forward to mobilising our engineering capabilities and specialised assets to provide safe and efficient operations.”
The Juliet subsea assets were installed in 2013 and production stopped in 2017. The Juliet facilities comprise two subsea wells tied back to the Perenco-operated Pickerill ‘A’ Platform.
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