In planning, preparing and executing the decommissioning of its assets, CNRI will ensure that all contracts are raised and administered in a consistent manner and:
- Adhere to ethical and health, safety and environmental standards
- Meet the requirements of legislation and any other relevant external organisations
- Are processed and awarded within tight and proper controls which will stand up to independent external and internal audit
Throughout the projects, we will also engage with the supply chain to identify cost effective technological solutions that are environmentally acceptable and safe.
Since 2010, CNRI has worked with more than 30 different contractors on the pre-planning of the Murchison decommissioning. As plans progress towards the execution phase, scopes of work will be progressively developed and invitations to tender issued. The principal Tier 1 awards cover the following aspects of the decommissioning:
Platform well plugging and abandonment
Decommissioning services contract (managing the transition of facilities from cessation of production to idle phase)
Removal services contract (topsides and jacket removal, transportation, offloading and disposal – methods still to be determined)
Subsea well plug and abandonment
Subsea services contract
The FPAL database is our primary source for establishing tender lists for purchases and services valued at £250,000 and above, although it is often used below this limit. Given the emphasis on FPAL as the main vehicle for tender list determination, companies interested in bidding should ensure that their service listings and company profiles are up-to-date to facilitate pre-qualifications.
Meanwhile, CNRI is working closely with Decom North Sea which has been set up to tackle the main areas of weakness and the bottlenecks which are inhibiting North Sea decommissioning supply-chain capability.
For more information on FPAL and Decom North Sea, click on the logos opposite.