Decommissioning

Our specialist team has experience advising on all aspects of decommissioning projects including compliance with environmental legislation, risk management and insurance.

Our expertise includes:
 

  • Advising on decommissioning terms in JOAs and decommissioning liability.
     
  • Advising on contracts for the decommissioning of offshore structures and subsea infrastructure.
     
  • Advising on claims for extra time and costs in the event of variations to the scope of work and/or inaccuracies in the company provided information.
     
  • Advising on claims for extra time and costs in the event of lack of safe access.
     
  • Advising on claims due to environmental and conservation issues.
     
  • Advising on contracts for the disposal and recycling of decommissioned materials.
     
  • Advising on the procurement for insurance for decommissioning projects.
     
  • Advising on the financing of decommissioning vessels.
     
  • Advising on construction contracts for decommissioning vessels.

Our experience includes:
 

  • Advised for marine contractors on their disputed US$290 million claim against an international oil company for sums due on the decommissioning and removal of an oil platform from the UK North Sea.
     
  • Advised on the financing of three diverless sub-sea decommissioning vessels.
     
  • Negotiated contracts for the decommissioning of a North Sea platform.
     
  • Advised on disposal of North Sea assets where decommissioning liability was a major issue for the buyer and the seller.
     
  • Advised on its investment in the North Sea and on potential decommissioning liabilities.
     
  • Advised on North Sea pipelines and on potential decommissioning liabilities.
     
  • Advised various clients on the decommissioning provisions contained in JOAs.
     
  • Advised on Construction contracts for a decommissioning vessel.
     
  • Advised on the liabilities of a contractor when managing and decommissioning an offshore production platform in the UK.
     
  • Represented an oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration in relation to the operator’s obligation when selecting a suitable decommissioning rig under a joint venture agreement.
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