NOVEMBER 28, 2016 — Maersk Supply Service says that, as a result of efficient project management and strong synergies with partners on the Janice decommissioning project, it has secured a second contract with Maersk Oil UK for the Leadon subsea decommissioning in autumn 2017.
The Janice decommissioning project has progressed on time and as planned since summer 2016. To date, Maersk Supply Service, has safely removed and delivered the Janice floating production unit (FPU), recovered all subsea risers and sunk the mid-water arches on the seabed in preparation for a rig to begin the plug and abandonment phase of the project.
The next phase of the Janice decommissioning will employ the first of the company' s six Starfish newbuildings, built for deep water anchor handling and oilfield operations.
Building on the synergies and collaboration established in the Janice decommissioning, the same Maersk Supply Service led team will begin work on the Leadon subsea field in autumn 2017.
Project planning for the Leadon decommissioning is already underway and up to five Maersk Supply Service vessels, including the Starfish newbuilding from Janice and one of the company's Stingray subsea support vessel newbuildings, are expected to be utilized in the project program.
Located 120 nautical miles off the Shetland Islands, the Leadon subsea structure sits at approximately 120 meters water depth and the subsea structures to be recovered weigh up to 397 tonnes. Project completion is expected in December 2017.