Topic: Decommissioning

Allseas moves ahead with Gyda decommissioning

Region: North Sea
Content Types: Report
Date: May, 2022

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Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit has delivered the Gyda topsides to the Aker Solutions yard in Stord, Norway, for disposal.

Gyda is a field in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea, between the Ula and Ekofisk fields. The field was developed with a combined drilling, accommodation and processing facility supported by a steel jacket standing in 66 m water depth. The platform started producing in 1990, with a decommissioning plan submitted in 2016.

After removing the 18,400 tonne former drilling and production facility from the southern North Sea, Pioneering Spirit arrived in Norway on 24 May.

The latest delivery means that, since March 2022, Allseas has lifted more than 65,000 tonnes of North Sea facilities, an achievement made possible by their motion compensation and single-lift systems.

2022 is now on schedule to be a record year for the company with dozens of offshore lifts, ranging from light bridges to entire jackets and topsides, to be undertaken. They include the massive Gyda jacket, which Allseas is booked to remove later this summer.

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