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INDUSTRY REVIEWUPSTREAM OIL & GAS


onshore for dismantling or refurbishment, we can also use some of our cranes.” Commenting on potential similar future


logistics business prospects, Hendrickx stated: “Big players in this market like Allseas, and other big EPC contractors, are starting to contact us more and more about that sort of decommissioning work. “There is definitely the potential for that


business to grow over the next few years, certainly in the North Sea region where there is increasing environmental pressure on owners to remove some of their old, sometimes unused, offshore installations.” Forwarders servicing some of the longer-


Decommissioning projects herald new challenges


Decommissioning oil rigs and installations continues to pose challenges that the logistics industry is not ready to meet. Phil Hastings highlights how best to prepare.


logistics, etc, than conventional logistics activities,” claimed operations director Paolo Barbieri of 4D Supply Chain Consulting. “Considering the limited


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decommissioning activity thus far, the supply chain is unprepared and has yet to make the investment needed for those activities.” In addition, continued Barbieri,


“decommissioning comes with a huge price tag that operators want to avoid for as long as possible, especially in the current sustained lower oil price environment”.


End of life However: “The clock is ticking as many offshore facilities are reaching the end of their production life.” Heavy lift and engineered transport


provider Sarens provided an example of a recent upstream oil and gas decommissioning project. In 2019, it provided transfer and load-in support for the decommissioned living quarters platform from the North Sea’s Valhall oilfield complex, located off the coast of Norway.


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ecommissioning projects comprise more complex logistics aspects, for example, reverse logistics, waste management


The project involved working in close


cooperation with client Allseas, the Switzerland-headquartered global contractor in offshore pipeline installation, heavy lift and subsea construction, to transfer the approximately 3,850-tonne topside by barge to shore. “Sarens does not have the equipment to


do extra-large heavy lifts offshore − that is for companies like Allseas and others with their big ocean crane vessels,” explained Gert Hendrickx, Sarens’ sales director projects. “However, those very large vessels are not


always able to bring the modules right to the shore. That is where Sarens can step in, using our barges to bring the units to the quayside where we can provide SPMTs, support beams, jacking systems, skidding systems, winches, ballasting equipment, etc, for load in/out operations. Once the modules are


We are partnering with companies to participate in an emerging bidding consortium for the decommissioning of some old fields. – José Luis Vidal, WV Logistics & Services


established oil and gas production locations around the world are also looking to step up their involvement in decommissioning work. In Brazil, for example, “the lifting and


relocation of equipment from decommissioned rigs and installations is developing, and that market is a relevant opportunity for our business,” said Laura Ravanhani, project business development for FOX Brasil. She added that the Brazilian oil and gas


industry is currently experiencing its first dismantling cycle in which platforms are removed from the sea. “On average, the service life of such an installation is 25 years. In Brazil, there are 66 in that condition.” Similarly, José Luis Vidal, managing


director of WV Logistics & Services, reported: “We are partnering with companies to participate in an emerging bidding consortium for the decommissioning of some old fields.”


Considerable challenges William Hill, executive group vice president for GAC Energy, which has particular experience with rig-moving operations in the Middle East and Caspian Sea, highlighted the considerable challenges with decommissioning projects. “Safe and smooth rig moves take serious


and meticulous planning. In the Middle East, in particular, there are significant regulatory hurdles to navigate that the industry may not be prepared for, including compliance with United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) regulations,” he warned. Sarens’ Hendrickx made a similar point,


noting that meeting safety requirements is one major area of focus when it comes to decommissioning. “You can be working with units weighing


5,000-20,000 tonnes, so complying with the regulations covering safety is a major priority,” he commented.


January/February 2020


HLPFI 103


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