As oil and gas production platforms reach the end of their productive lives, they must be prepared for shutdown in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
Decommissioning is the final step in the lifecycle of an oil and gas facility.
The safe abandonment of subsea wells and the removal of offshore infrastructure have important potential implications for us and our stakeholders. This include restoring the surroundings of platforms and facilities in line with relevant legislation, while taking our own environmental standards into account.
In the UK, we are decommissioning numerous late-life assets in collaboration with the regulators and associated third parties. This includes assets in the southern North Sea, where the Viking area ceased production in 2016 and LOGGS and CMS ceased production in 2018. Decommissioning is now ongoing in this extensive area.
At Harbour Energy, we conduct our operations in such a way as to ensure the safety of our people and our operations, and to minimise any impact on the environment. We carry out a range of activities to constantly improve the way we operate, to reduce our impact on the environment and to prevent harm to our employees.
The southern North Sea is within a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and our decommissioning methodology seeks to minimise the environmental impact of our activities in this sensitive area.