Brent Field News and Media
News & Press Releases
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.
Feb 08, 2017
Sinead Lynch, Shell’s UK Country Chair reflects on the Brent Field as public consultation commences.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.