News & Press Releases

“Pioneering Spirit” sets world lifting record with Shell Brent Delta topside removal

Apr 28, 2017

Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel “Pioneering Spirit” set a world lifting record with the safe and successful removal of Shell UK’s 24,000 t Brent Delta platform topsides from the North Sea on 28 April 2017.

Shell submits recommendations for retiring Brent Field

Feb 08, 2017

Sinead Lynch, Shell’s UK Country Chair reflects on the Brent Field as public consultation commences.

Mighty Brent: 40th anniversary of first production

Nov 14, 2016

Shell’s Brent oil and gas field has produced around 10% of the UK’s oil and gas – find out more about its history.

Paul Goodfellow: Shell’s iconic Brent field, 40 years on

Nov 15, 2016

Paul Goodfellow, Vice President Upstream Operated – United Kingdom and Ireland reflects on Shell’s iconic Brent Field after 40 years of production

All in the family: the Brent pioneers

Forty years after the huge Brent oil and gas field started operations, one family’s story reflects its history…and the birth of a new industry.

Brent Decommissioning Update – January 2016

Jan 01, 2016

In 2016, the first Brent topside is due to be removed and taken to shore for dismantling and recycling. It will be a significant milestone in the massive engineering project to decommission the Brent field infrastructure. 

Cell Sampling Update – December 2015

Dec 23, 2015

One of the most challenging aspects of the Brent field decommissioning project to date has been obtaining sediment samples from the storage tanks – or ‘cells’ - clustered around the base of the Brent Delta platform.

Task group comes together to exchange views on cell sample results

Dec 23, 2015

The Cell Management Stakeholder Task Group, or CMSTG, met in Aberdeen at the end of November 2015 to discuss the analysis of the cell sediment samples, obtained from three of the Brent Delta oil storage cells. 

Shell confirms approval of the Brent Delta topside decommissioning programme by DECC.

Jul 06, 2015

Following a thirty day public consultation, the decommissioning programme submitted by Shell U.K. Limited (Shell) for the Brent Delta platform (one of four installations located in the field) recommending that the 24,200 tonne ’topside’ of the platform is removed in one piece by a heavy-lift dedicated vessel has been approved by the UK Government. 

Shell announces recommendations for decommissioning of Brent Delta platform

Feb 03, 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.

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Brent E-News December 2015

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