Jee Ltd has completed a contract with Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the decommissioning industry, to identify pioneering methods of salvage and re-use options for concrete subsea mattresses.
The aim of the project, which commenced in February 2015 and saw Jee Ltd partner with DNS and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), was to identify innovative new solutions for subsea mattress removal which would work without diver interventions during the lift procedure, resulting in improved safety and reduced costs.
Nigel Jenkins, DNS Chief Executive explains the background to the contract: “This project was implemented in direct response to our operator member requests and Jee’s findings have been eagerly anticipated. Mattress removal can add significant costs to decommissioning projects hence we are keen to establish a variety of solutions to further drive efficiency.”
Adam Smith, Subsea Engineer at Jee Ltd, presented the findings at an event hosted jointly by DNS and ZWS at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre yesterday (Thursday 28 May). Around 100 oil and gas professionals came together to discuss the key findings of the report and how they will improve industry best practise and the circular economy.