Scottish oil and gas industry supply chain companies are being asked to propose solutions for the decommissioning of offshore pipeline bundles as part of a programme being jointly developed by two economic development groups.
The private sector Opportunity North East (ONE) group and a Scot-govt quango aim to help Scottish oil and gas supply chain SMEs to access new decommissioning contracts and are working with oil and gas operators on a series of project-specific opportunities.
The programme enables SMEs to present their capabilities, skills and experience to operators in relation to real industry challenges and potentially benefit from business support to enhance their capabilities in relation to future decommissioning work.
The second decommissioning opportunity in the programme is on pipeline bundle decommissioning, sponsored by operators including Spirit Energy, and SMEs are invited to register their interest by 22 August 2018.
Trevor Garlick, OBE, chairman of ONE’s Oil, Gas & Energy sector board said: “Anchoring high-value oil and gas supply chain businesses long-term is a regional and national priority with offshore decommissioning work offering significant growth potential for SMEs.
“The programme aims to give successful applicants access to and feedback from the end-user operators, improved understanding of operator needs, improved business cases and business development support.
“Operator sponsors will gain access to targeted solutions focused on their operational challenges and may potentially pursue further dialogue with selected applicants. Our long-term goal is to ensure that the supply chain in the region is active in the important offshore decommissioning market and able to export its skills to other basins.”
The emerging Scottish decommissioning market is valued at between £8.3 billion and £11.3 billion over the next 10 years.
10 Jul 2018