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The Brent oil and gas field, lying north east of the Shetland Islands, has been a cornerstone of the UK’s hugely successful oil and gas industry. The next step in the life cycle is to decommission the Brent Field’s four platforms and their related infrastructure.

Brent Field

Now, after many years of service to the UK economy, the Brent Field is reaching the stage where production is no longer economically viable. Decommissioning of the Brent Field will be conducted over the coming decade. It follows the decommissioning of other operators’ fields in the North Sea.

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Brent e-news March 2015 (PDF, 1019 KB) - opens in new window

04/03/2015

Welcome to the fourteenth in the series of regular communications from the Brent Decommissioning Project Team.

Shell announces recommendations for decommissioning of Brent Delta platform

03/02/2015

A thirty day public consultation on plans to commence decommissioning of the Brent oil and gas field in the North Sea will begin week commencing Monday February 16. The field has produced around 10% of all UK North Sea oil and gas and generated more than £20bn of tax revenue for the UK since production began in 1976.

Decommissioning the Brent Field (PDF, 5 MB) - opens in new window

Read more about the Brent Decommissioning project and how the field will be decommissioned.

Brent E news March 2014 - opens in new window

Welcome to the thirteenth in the series of regular communications from the Brent Decommissioning Project Team.

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