On behalf of six operators, Nexstep, the Dutch platform for re-use & decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure, has issued an invitation to tender for the decommissioning of gas wells in the Dutch North Sea.
For the first time in Dutch history, the six operators will jointly set up a major campaign to decommission wells.
It is known from various studies that cooperation in decommissioning can lead to significant efficiency improvements, and therefore also cost savings. Over the past two years, the operators have been working on a first joint campaign.
It was decided to start with a campaign for the removal of MLS (mud line suspension) wells, which are wells that were once drilled for exploration purposes, but never became producing wells.
The six operators are NAM, Neptune Energy, ONE-Dyas, Petrogas, Total E&P Nederland and Wintershall Noordzee.