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Maersk Decom wins complete plugging, abandonment of Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields offshore Mauritania

Maersk Decom wins complete plugging, abandonment of Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields offshore Mauritania

 

Maersk Decom, a 50:50 joint venture between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service has won a complete plugging and abandonment of Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields in offshore Mauritania. This is the first project where Maersk Decom will provide an end-to-end plugging and abandonment solution under one single contract.

The solution bundles project management, engineering and planning with the execution of plug and abandonment of seven legacy Exploration & Appraisal wells, as well as the removal and disposal of subsea equipment. Maersk Decom will provide all personnel, assets and equipment required for the project, including a drilling unit and offshore support vessels.

Lars Banke, CEO Maersk Decom, says: “By delivering the entire scope under one overarching contract, we can optimise the project every step of the way. We believe bundled projects and campaigns are the way of the future for the industry. As a dedicated decommissioning company, we are proud to have been able to achieve this milestone together with Tullow.”

Mark MacFarlane, CEO Tullow Oil, says: “This award to Maersk Decom builds on the success of Tullow’s recent decommissioning campaigns in the UK Continental Shelf where Tullow successfully contracted out complete decommissioning and plugging and abandonment scopes to specialist contractors. We are looking forward to working jointly with Maersk who provided us with the most convincing offer.”

The Banda and Tiof fields are located 53km and 84km respectively off the coast of Mauritania in 1200m water depth. Part of the project team will be based locally in A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Nouakchott office, while the rest of the onshore team will support from Maersk Decom’s headquarters in Lyngby, Denmark.

Planning and engineering begins immediately. A site survey is planned for Q2 and offshore execution is expected to commence early 2021.

Source: africabusinesscommunities.com

Published: 27-02-2020

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