Decommissioning and complete removal of its assets is part of the full activity cycle of Wintershall Noordzee
Rijswijk (the Netherlands), August 11 - Neftegaz.RU.
Wintershall Noordzee, a 50:50 joint venture between Gazprom EP International
and Wintershall Dea
, announced that the company has started a decommissioning campaign in the southern North Sea.
Sergey Tumanov, Managing Director of Gazprom EP International, said:
- Decommissioning is a logical end to the hydrocarbon production cycle
We always discharge our obligations in full and pay special attention to the final stage of field development
All decommissioning and dismantling operations will strictly observe the HSE requirements
It is expected that the 1st
part of the program will take 18 months ending by the Q4 of 2022.
24 wells will be abandoned
and 2 production platforms and 2 subsea complexes will be dismantled within the territorial waters of the Netherlands and Germany.
Wintershall Noordzee, active in the Southern North Sea
since 1965, has substantial experience in decommissioning
and re-use of its installations.
Since the late 1980s, 58 wells have been successfully plugged and abandoned.
Over the past 30+ years the company:
- has entirely decommissioned and dismantled 16 production platforms,
7 topsides of which have been reused in the new areas of the Southern North Sea
Listed among the larger gas producers on the Dutch sea shelf, Wintershall Noordzee operates 15 producing offshore platforms and 4 producing subsea units in the Dutch, UK, German and Danish sectors of the North Sea.
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