New Decommissioning Industry Partnership

Published Mar 9, 2016
R Woodhouse, Dondas Consultants and J White, Apollo
Richard Woodhouse, Director, Dundas Consultants, and Jonathan White, Business Development Director, Apollo

Two dynamic Aberdeen companies have built on an established collaboration partnership to offer clients an integrated service to support and manage their decommissioning activities.

Through effective collaboration Apollo and Dundas Consultants offer their advisory services across a full suite of disciplines required to plan an effective cessation of production and decommissioning campaign in line with regulatory processes. This includes geoscience and reservoir engineering, well engineering, economic evaluations, operations, engineering and project management.

Richard Woodhouse, Director, Dundas Consultants says, “Through this collaboration Apollo and Dundas provide our clients with the strong support and expertise required for the decommissioning planning process. We offer subsurface and petroleum economics expertise to support the cessation of production process, the development of plug and abandonment strategies and costings through to conceptual engineering and planning for an efficient dismantling process.”

Jonathan White, Business Development Director, Apollo, says, “Early engagement with the regulator and associated planning is crucial for a well-executed decommissioning project. This needs to occur well in advance of any planned decommissioning date to ensure the necessary approvals, safety case and dismantling plan are in place and approved. Our clients have one point of contact for the whole of the project lifecycle, providing expert insight and better value at a challenging but pivotal time for the industry.”

Oil and Gas UK anticipates an annual spend of GBP 1.5 billion per annum on decommissioning activities over the next decade and it is becoming an increasing area of activity for asset owners in the North Sea as the basin matures and is coupled with the challenges of a low oil price.

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