Decommissioning Engineering and Design

Ensure you conduct safe and reliable decommissioning as cost-effectively as possible and identify opportunities to repurpose your assets to reduce your carbon footprint and support net-zero initiatives

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As an asset nears the end of its productive lifecycle, and extending its life is no longer economically viable, it is important to develop and implement an effective, efficient decommissioning strategy.

Whether you require technical support for part of your decommissioning project, or would like a strategic partner that can independently advise, guide and implement work throughout each phase, our multi-skilled engineering and design team can help you reach your decommissioning goals.


How we can support your decommissioning project:

Assess and select

Assess and select

We can provide visibility of decommissioning options, as well as screen and evaluate scenarios in terms of technically-strong industry standard compliance, best practices, or company-specific requirements

Design and plan

Design and plan

Our team can develop concept designs and implementation roadmap, defining key requirements, cost and timescale for delivery

Implement

Implement

Once approved, we have the ability to provide highly skilled personnel to execute the work defined in your roadmap

Independent review

Independent review

We can provide an external assessment and review of your decommissioning project, to ensure you are complying with regulatory requirements, following process safety industry standards, and more

Independent investigations

Independent investigations

With the level of experience we have, we are also able to conduct independent investigations for your project, identifying why things have failed, or why the project isn’t going to plan, and providing recommended solutions or improvements

Harness the power of technology

As the decommissioning technology landscape grows, there are more and more opportunities to lower your risk, reduce your costs and streamline your operations.

As we are a team of independent decommissioning consultants, we are not tied to any specific technology products. This means we can review all available technologies, and help you select the best solution that fits your exact decommissioning requirements - to ultimately bring you the biggest benefits.

Harness the power of technology

Working with Add Energy:

From senior engineers, able to develop intricate solutions to your exact requirements, to project managers and offshore support, we have a range of skill sets you can pull upon to drive your decommissioning project forward.

Whether you want to partner with us on a modular basis for part of your decommissioning project, or require end-to-end support, you will gain access to our highly experienced team for as long as you need.

Working with Add Energy:
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“With a rise in many experienced professionals leaving the oil and gas industry, and younger, less experienced people stepping into more senior roles, companies are faced with a gap in technical knowledge and experience that is critical for planning and executing successful complex decommissioning projects.

“This is when an external resource like Add Energy can be very advantageous, as we can slot into your team at any stage of your decom project, and give you the specialised knowledge and experience you need to deliver as per target expectations.”

Eduardo Robaina, Executive Vice President, Operations

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If you have a question about our decommissioning engineering and design services, or would like to learn more, please get in touch via this form and our team will respond as soon as possible

Drilling, Well Engineering and Management Solutions Blog

Striving for excellence in the face of adversity

13 Jan 2022

Striving for excellence in the face of adversity

Based in Perth, Australia, Eduardo Robaina is the Executive Vice President of Drilling & Well Engineering, leading a highly experienced team to deliver world-class consultancy services and engineering support for both onshore and offshore operations. 

While the past 12 months continued to present significant challenges in the energy sector, particularly related to fluctuating oil prices and reductions in resources, Eduardo’s team persistently adapted to enable the delivery of excellent and reliable work to clients.

Why plugging the skills gap in your workforce is key in the evolving energy sector

13 Jan 2022

Why plugging the skills gap in your workforce is key in the evolving energy sector

Add Energy’s Chief Technical Officer, Terje Løkke-Sørensen has co-authored several well integrity manuals, including the world-renowned NORSOK D-010 Well Integrity Standard and can provide expert knowledge and insights into the current oil and gas economy.

In this article, which forms part of our ‘The Big Picture: leading our team into the future’ series, Terje discusses the challenges that the oil and gas industry faced as a whole throughout 2021, the direction that he believes green energy will take in future years and the importance of properly training your workforce, now more than ever. 

Be agile in a dynamic environment: why adaptability is key to success

13 Jan 2022

Be agile in a dynamic environment: why adaptability is key to success

Morten Haug Emilsen is head of Add Energy’s global Well Control division, and from his office in Oslo, Norway, he leads a highly experienced team of individuals who prevent and kill blowouts while optimizing production.

For Morten and his team, 2021 presented another year of challenges and change, as the pandemic continued to affect many oil companies, and the sector shifted more towards clean energy solutions.

As part of our ‘Big Picture’ blog post series, we interviewed Morten to hear his reflections and highlights of 2021, as well as his thoughts on what the year ahead will bring for the industry…

Top 5 challenges associated with effective well integrity management, and how to overcome them

26 Oct 2021

Top 5 challenges associated with effective well integrity management, and how to overcome them

Well integrity has been recognized as a vital aspect of drilling, production, decommissioning and energy transition processes for many years, with significant developments being made to improve both the construction and operational procedures throughout a well’s life cycle - not only to ensure a longer lifespan of the well, but more importantly for human and environmental safety.

How to manage well integrity across the lifecycle of the well

12 Oct 2021

How to manage well integrity across the lifecycle of the well

Well integrity sits at the core of drilling, production, decommissioning and energy transition processes, combining technical, operational and organizational solutions to maximize containment throughout the entire life cycle of a well. In other words, well integrity is what you do when nobody's looking, and takes place in every phase of the well’s life, from design right through to decommissioning and conversion many years later.

All involved parties have a shared responsibility in maintaining well integrity, from the design engineers and service providers delivering the equipment, to well construction personnel and those operating it on site.

Failing to implement a robust well integrity management system, and employing skilled people who can operate the well safely to prevent accidental releases, can have catastrophic consequences. If the well’s integrity is compromised, this can potentially lead to a blowout which in turn can result in the loss of lives, heavily pollute the environment, and affect a company financially - all three of which were seen in the blowout from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.

In order to optimize well integrity management, it’s important to fully understand what it is and how it is implemented at every phase of a well’s lifecycle. To help you go about optimizing an existing well, or set up a robust integrity management system for the lifecycle of a new well, Terje Løkke-Sørensen, Add Energy’s Chief Technical Officer and co-author of the world-class NORSOK Well Integrity Standard, has shared insights into how you can effectively manage well integrity throughout its entire lifecycle...

Meet our drilling and completions specialists

20 Jul 2021

Meet our drilling and completions specialists

As a leading international drilling and well engineering service and consultancy provider, Add Energy employs a team of highly skilled experts who deliver platform drilling and completion solutions globally, from our base in Perth, Australia.   

We sat down with 3 of our specialists to explore more about their role and why they do what they do:

Subsea capping: planning and key considerations for minimizing risk of well integrity failure during a shut-in operation

20 May 2021

Subsea capping: planning and key considerations for minimizing risk of well integrity failure during a shut-in operation

Free well control response webinar:


Using visual simulators as a training tool to assure preparedness for well control incidents is a proven method for minimizing response time and improving the effectiveness of your source control operations.

Add Energy co-present case study on planning and executing a source-control exercise using a visual simulator as a well response training tool

10 May 2021

Add Energy co-present case study on planning and executing a source-control exercise using a visual simulator as a well response training tool

Add Energy, in collaboration with Occidental Petroleum and Trendsetter Engineering have been invited to present a case study on improving source control exercises by using dynamic multiphase modelling and an advanced visual simulator at the International Oil Spill Conference on May 11th, 2021.  

Well control and emergency response experts Ray Tommy Oskarsen, who is the Senior Vice President at Add Energy, Mike DrieuGOM Emergency Response Management Manager at Oxy Petroleum and Brett Morry, Global Technical Director at Trendsetter Engineering will be co-presenting this virtual case study.