Statoil awards contracts for recycling Huldra

The Huldra field is a Statoil operated gas and condensate field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, North East of Bergen. The field came on stream in November 2001 and on plateau the field produced 10, 3 MSm3/day. The jack up rig West Epsilon has been awarded the contract for plugging the six wells at Huldra during 2016.

Statoil has recently awarded two new contracts for removal, transportation, disposal and recycling of the Huldra platform. The Engineering, Preparation and Removal (EPR) contract has been awarded to Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE. The contract for disposal and recycling of the platform has been awarded to AF Offshore Decom AS, a subsidiary of AF Gruppen ASA.

The total weight of the platform is approximately 10.000 tons, distributed over a 5, 000 ton topside and a 5, 000 ton steel jacket. It is expected that more than 95 percent of the platform will be recycled. The plan is to remove the Huldra platform during 2019 with the subsequent disposal and recycling work taking place at AF Offshore Decom’s environmental base in Vats, Norway within the first half of 2020.
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