Topic: Decommissioning

Norwell Engineering to deliver first integrated decommissioning project

Region: Middle East
Content Types: Report
Date: Jun, 2022

Norwell Engineering

Norwell Engineering, a global well engineering and project management firm, has secured a multi-million dollar contract to deliver an integrated offshore decommissioning project in the UAE on behalf of operator Sinochem Corporation (Sinochem).

Norwell Engineering will develop the abandonment strategy for Sinochem’s UAQ Gas Field as well as detailed well and facilities decommissioning planning, tendering and procurement services, logistics, marine support and operational execution.

Mike Adams, General Manager of Norwell Engineering, said the company partners with client decommissioning teams to address technical, safety, environmental and legislative considerations.

He commented, “While the decommissioning sector is heating up with several well engineering firms active in the space, our experience and technical focus across the entire field provides operators with a different perspective – reducing risks and identifying efficiency savings during every phase.

“The wells are the most complex and costly element of an integrated decommissioning scope and this is what Norwell has specialised in for more than 30 years. Together, with our subsurface partners, and growing topsides decommissioning team, we are in an excellent position to support clients such as Sinochem with end-to-end project management of their integrated decommissioning scopes.”

Sinochem, is a leading, state-owned, player in the global oil exploration and production sector. The UAQ Gas Field was the first offshore gas field independently developed and built overseas by Sinochem. As part of the integrated project, Norwell will be responsible for developing the abandonment strategy, as well as detailed well and facilities decommissioning planning, tendering and procurement services, logistics, marine support and operational execution.

Norwell will then deliver dismantling of the platform equipment before moving the platform onshore, where it will be handed over to the UAE government.