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Oil and gas decommissioning projects awarded in 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 10, 2017 1:51:10 PM

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Photograph by KrisScottHall - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53499965

Although the oil and gas industry is still going through tough times, one area that continues to provide a steady stream of work is in the decommissioning sector. Thanks to EIC DataStream,  we are able to bring you a list of oil and gas decommissioning projects awarded so far in 2017.

If after reading the article you want to know more about the relevant machining products, we recommend you check out our portable machine tools section, or download one of our product buyers guides here.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry, platform decommissioning

Video round-up: offshore decommissioning machines in action

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 9, 2016 3:16:42 PM

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Finding the right products to suit your decommissioning project can sometimes be more time consuming than it should be.

That's why for your convenience, we've brought together videos of our machines suitable for offshore decommissioning projects in one handy place. Why not take a look and bookmark the page for later reference?

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Topics: platform decommissioning, decommissioning equipment

Video: Offshore decommissioning double drill unit in action

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 18, 2016 5:20:07 PM

 

 

The Casing Double Pin Drill

In our previous blog we told you about our band saw and how it performed during workshop trials. This time we take a look at the DDU1636 double drill unit which was also designed by the Mirage team for offshore decommissioning projects.

In 2012 the Mirage DDU was runner-up product at the World Oil Awards on the ‘Health, Safety, and Environment / Sustainable Development Offshore Award’ category.

The machine is mostly used for drilling lifting holes into casings, which can then be severed using a portable band saw and lifted out of position. The robust construction and carbide tipped cutters makes it an ideal tool for cutting through different materials as used in cemented casing strings.

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Topics: On-site machining, cold cutting, platform decommissioning, drilling, portable machining, decommissioning equipment

Portable band saw cold cutting trials

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 11, 2016 1:16:25 PM

 

 

Portable band saws are ideal for cold cutting decommissioning projects. Read on and watch the video to see the BS1636-H Mirage Band Saw cutting through Super Duplex and a 30” diameter pipe.

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Topics: On-site machining, cold cutting, platform decommissioning, portable machining, decommissioning equipment, portable band saw

A guide to oil and gas decommissioning equipment

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 9, 2016 10:06:14 AM

 oil-and-gas-decommissioning-equipment.jpgAbove: A Mirage Double Drill Unit creating lift holes to aid the removal of a caisson.

With oil and gas decommissioning projects on the increase, knowing in advance how to choose the equipment best suited to each specific job will help you to plan and budget your project more effectively.

So which machines are suited to the wide variety of decommissioning tasks the typical project engineer is faced with?

Based upon the challenges our customers have faced, we’ve provided a quick overview matching the machines used in recent decommissioning projects with the most common decommissioning tasks.

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Topics: Subsea, Oil and Gas Industry, platform decommissioning, pipeline decommissioning

   

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