Wireline Issue 44 - Spring 2019

Fairfield Energy’s Dunlin Alpha platform.

“It’s important for us to keep all the leading functions in-house to ensure we capture all the learnings from projects and incorporate them into planning for the next one.”

“The innovation lies in using a tool that was designed for something else in a completely different way, and achieving major efficiencies in a safe manner.” Jens says the JV closely follows technological developments in the market and sees the supply chain as a key part of its package. “Because we want to offer the full solution, then we have a focus on collaborating with the supply chain and forming relationships with the best suppliers of equipment and services. “What is unique about decommissioning is that no two fields will be the same, so specialist solutions will be needed for individual projects.” Jens explains. However, housing those skills in one place also allows expertise to continually improve, meaning these specialist solutions can be used more widely, and unique problems become more of a rarity. Support from the supply chain is also an integral feature of the delivery model at Decom Energy, where the team has built a fit-for-purpose, integrated planning process. Graeme says these cost-efficiency principles are aligned with the strategic priorities of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), and its industry-wide objective to reduce decommissioning costs by at least 35 per cent (from baseline estimates made in 2016). “What we have seen is that actually having control of a decommissioning project, across all its aspects, is key to an efficient outcome,” he adds.

Maersk Decom chief commercial officer Jens Klit Thomsen

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