Fairfield Energy cuts N. Sea decommissioning costs by 35% with new Ardyne toolbox

The decommissioning project team; from left are  Ian Bibby (Fairfield), Stephen Wylie (Ardyne), David Stewart (Ardyne) and Iain Mackay (Fairfield).
The decommissioning project team; from left are Ian Bibby (Fairfield), Stephen Wylie (Ardyne), David Stewart (Ardyne) and Iain Mackay (Fairfield).

Decommissioning services provider Ardyne has saved more than a day of valuable rig-time on a planned three-and-a-half day operation and improved efficiencies by 35 percent for UK-based operator Fairfield, with the help of its new casing recovery toolbox.

Currently working on the decommissioning of the North Sea’s Greater Dunlin Area, Fairfield’s fully funded, multi-phase decommissioning project includes complex challenges, with opportunities to apply advanced technological solutions and innovation to end-of-life work.

The operator was seeking an oilfield services partner that could drive best practice in decommissioning, resulting in improved efficiencies and cost savings. Ardyne’s newly-developed casing recovery toolbox.incorporates a full suite of services and bottom hole assembly systems.

Ed Pritchard of Fairfield Energy said: “We are absolutely delighted to work with Ardyne on this new service approach. With decommissioning projects picking up increasing speed and industry interest, Ardyne understood that a new, more appropriate strategy for the well abandonment phase was required.

“Ardyne was able to deliver an innovative and highly efficient way to support our casing recovery work, without compromising quality, safety or the environment. With the Casing Recovery Toolbox, we saved more than a day of rig time on a conventional three-and-a-half day operation and improved efficiency by thirty-five percent.”

Alan Fairweather, Ardyne chief executive, commented: “Fairfield is the industry’s first operator to move ahead with this innovative approach, and we are proud to have been part of establishing this new industry standard.

24 Jan 2018

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