Labuan is ideal for O&G decommissioning works

Bit out of the blue, ain’t it?

Dateline 2016-06-03, Daily Express:

The island, renowned in the past for oil and gas sector fabrication, maintenance, logistical support and storage works, is ideal as a base for decommissioning works.

However, for such project management, there are less than five locals who have the actual experience in managing decommissioning projects subject to the Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO).

Although cutting tools, marine spread and engineering teams are available locally, the police will not approve explosives as the best option for decommissioning, leaving only abrasive water jetting and diamond wire cutting as the preferred choices.

Ir. Dr Dasline Sinta, CEO and principal consultant of Dream Catcher Energy Sdn Bhd, said about 300 platforms in Malaysia are located in water depths of eight to 138 metres.

In his presentation at the 5th Sabah Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition titled “Decommissioning of offshore oil and gas facilities in Sabah and Sarawak”, he said based on field life estimation, about 15 platforms could be decommissioned soon.


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