Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning

by Prof. Dr J. Clifford Jones
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313 pages
All facets of offshore decommissioning are discussed in a form suitable for the new entrant to the subject.
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All facets of offshore decommissioning are discussed in a form suitable for the new entrant to the subject. In particular a professional having previously specialised in production now on a learning curve for decommissioning will . It is expected that a power point presentation based on the content of the book for training purposes will become available. Enquiries on this should be addressed to the author.

You can see a review of this book in the journal “Chemistry of Australia”. Click here. The review is on page 33.

About the author

Clifford Jones has spent a working lifetime in teaching, research and writing on fuels and combustion. He has held academic posts in the UK and Australia and has held visiting posts in a number of countries including Kazakhstan. He has written over 20 books and numerous papers and articles. He has major broadcasting experience.

  1. General introduction
    1. The earliest offshore oilfields
    2. The 20th Century and the first decade of the 21st
    3. References
  2. Cutting in offshore decommissioning
    1. Introduction 
    2. Abrasive water jet cutting (AWJC)
    3. Diamond wire cutting (DWC)
    4. Shears 
    5. The guillotine cutter 
    6. Mechanical cutting
    7. Hot cutting
    8. Removal of cutting debris
    9. Relative performances of the cutting tools in onshore use (demolition) and offshore use (decommissioning)
    10. Some particular cutting tools 
    11. Further remarks 
    12. References 
  3. Lifting in offshore decommissioning 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Examples of lifting vessels having been used in offshore decommissioning 
    3. The Versatruss system 
    4. The Damen Decommissioning series of vessels 
    5. The proposed DEME vessel 
    6. Buoyancy bags 
    7. Mattress lifting 
    8. Further remarks 
    9. References 
  4. Wellhead and Christmas tree removal 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Examples of wellhead removal
    3. Christmas trees 
    4. Further remarks 
    5. References 
  5. Vessel usage in well plugging and abandonment 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Jack-up vessels 
    3. Further comments 
    4. Rig-less P&A 
    5. Semi-submersibles 
    6. Further remarks 
    7. References 
  6. AHTS, SSV and other vessels for use in offshore decommissioning 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Iron Lady 
    3. Vessels adapted for rig-less P&A 
    4. AHTS vessels 
    5. Subsea support vessels (SSV) 
    6. Further examples
    7. Concluding remarks
    8. References
  7. Miscellaneous operations in offshore decommissioning
    1. Topside cleaning
    2. Drill cuttings removal 
    3. Pipeline lifting
    4. Paint removal
    5. Platform toppling
    6. Offshore container handling
    7. Further remarks
    8. References
  8. Spar facilities, FPSOs and other floating structures
    1. Introduction
    2. Red Hawk
    3. Brent Spar 
    4. FPSO demobilisation
    5. Further discussion of tension leg platform decommissioning
    6. References 
  9. Decommissionings and planned decommissionings in the North Sea 
    1. Examples 
    2. International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Resolution A.672 (16): Guidelines and Standards for the Removal of Offshore Installations and Structures on the Continental Shelf 1989 [128] 
    3. Further remarks 
    4. References
  10. Decommissionings at locations other than the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
    1. Introduction 
    2. Russia and other parts of the Former Soviet Union
    3. Australia 
    4. New Zealand 
    5. Indonesia 
    6. Malaysia 
    7. The South China Sea
    8. Angola
    9. California 
    10. Thailand
    11. The Arctic 
    12. Independence Hub, Gulf of Mexico
    13. Newfoundland
    14. The Adriatic 
    15. Brunei
    16. India
    17. Spain
    18. Baltic Sea offshore Germany
    19. Mauritania
    20. African countries other than those already covered
    21. Venezuela
    22. Libya: decommissioning of an offshore gas sweetening unit and of an FSO
    23. References 
  11. Mothballing
    1. Examples
    2. Products for mothballing of platforms and vessels
    3. Late in life operation (LILO) model
    4. References 
  12. Decommissioning yards 
    1. Introduction
    2. Examples 
    3. Movement of structures on terra firma
    4. References 
  13. Recycling, Reuse and Disposal: The Brent Delta Topside as a Case Study
    1. Background
    2. Steel
    3. Fluorescent lights
    4. Substances present in smaller amounts 
    5. Concrete
    6. Plastics
    7. Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM)
    8. Reuse vis-à-vis recycling: North Sea proposals
    9. Concluding remarks
    10. References
  14. Recycling, Reuse and Disposal: 2. Further Case Studies
    1. The North Sea
    2. Scrap steel in Gulf of Mexico decommissionings 
    3. References
  15. The carbon footprint of offshore decommissioning
    1. Introduction
    2. Examples
    3. Emission allocations
    4. References
  16. Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
    1. Introduction
    2. Examples of ROVs for use in offshore decommissioning
    3. Components of an ROV
    4. ROV support vessels
    5. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)
    6. Further remarks
    7. References
  17. Umbilicals
    1. Introduction
    2. Examples from the North Sea
    3. Examples from locations other than the North Sea
    4. References
  18. Applicable National and International Standards
    1. The IMO ‘Guidelines’ 
    2. Other standards relevant to offshore decommissioning 
    3. IFC (International Finance Corporation) Performance Standards
    4. References
  19. Ports
    1. Scottish ports for North Sea decommissioning
    2. Ports in North Sea countries other than the UK
    3. References
  20. Structures and vessels damaged in GoM hurricanes 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Examples 
    3. Losses, insurance and liability 
    4. Further points of interest in relation to decommissioning of hurricane damaged structures 
    5. References 
  21. Artificial Islands 
    1. Belmont as a case study 
    2. Further considerations 
    3. References 
  22. Alternative uses for offshore structures 
    1. The Seaventures dive rig 
    2. The Clearwater Port project 
    3. Conversion of drilling rigs to offshore accommodation 
    4. More on rigs-to-reef 
    5. References 
  23. Idle iron 
    1. Notice to Lessee 2010-G05
    2. Background to idle iron 
    3. Further information on idle iron 
    4. References 
  24. Floating LNG
    1. Gulf Gateway Deepwater Port
    2. Further discussion 
    3. References 
  25. Risk management in offshore decommissioning 
    1. Introduction
    2. Examples of risk assessment in North Sea decommissioning planning or reporting
    3. Offshore the US 
    4. References 
  26. Fiscal aspects 
    1. The cost of decommissioning
    2. A detailed study of decommissioning costs at the platforms in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf 
    3. Projected decommissioning costs in the North Sea
    4. Australia
    5. A study from the GoM on costs of decommissioning
    6. Further remarks
    7. References 
  27. The supply chain 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Tier 1 suppliers 
    3. Tier 2 suppliers 
    4. Tier 3 suppliers 
    5. Further information 
    6. References