Region: Gulf of Mexico
Content Types: Report
Date: Mar, 2024

Helix Talos decommissioningIn a five-year joint framework agreement with Talos Energy Inc, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc gets the first right of refusal regarding specific annual work scopes for Talos’s decommissioning requirements in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Scheduled to start in the second quarter of the year, the agreement outlines a base pricing structure and processes for determining and scheduling specific projects Talos requires. 

The projected scopes of work include Talos’s normal course abandonment of offshore wells, pipelines and platforms, primarily on the shelf. Helix’s Louisiana-based shallow water abandonment group, Helix Alliance, plans to utilise derrick barges for structure removals, liftboats for plug and abandonment activities, and dive support vessels (DSVs) for pipeline abandonments, plus multiple offshore supply vessels (OSVs), among other assets in the course of the campaign.

Owen Kratz, Helix’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited to have been awarded this significant framework agreement for well and structure removal and decommissioning. Helix and Talos have worked together on field production, well intervention and decommissioning in the deepwater arena for many years, and this framework expands the relationship onto the shelf, further demonstrating Helix’s position as the preeminent company for full-field decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico.”