Petrofac Scores Huge Decommissioning Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Petrofac Scores Huge Decommissioning Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Petrofac, a global provider of energy services, and Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC), a pure-play decommissioner and contractor, have joined forces to decommission offshore Gulf of Mexico fields South Pass 60, South Pass 6 and East Breaks 165.

There are nine platforms, 200 wells, and 32 pipeline segments in the legacy offshore fields. Decommissioning of the fields must be efficient, assured and safe.

PDC will assume the role of decommissioning operator in February 2022, executing field decommissioning orders received from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

A contract worth around $200 million has been awarded to Petrofac by PDC for decommissioning services as determined by BSEE.

PDC is an operator whose sole focus is field decommissioning, led by a team of industry experts with track records in safety, regulatory, management, and governance.

Danos, one of the premier Gulf of Mexico offshore service providers for over 75 years, has been selected by the Alliance to support field operations and decommissioning activities.

A team of integrated Alliance members will be leading the decommissioning project from Houston, and they will use the latest digital technologies, including Petrofac’s own project management tool TurusTM.

“This significant contract recognizes our industry-leading decommissioning program management experience and our unique in-house capability to manage all well and asset decommissioning phases,” Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer for Petrofac’s Asset Solutions business, said. “It’s been more than four decades since Petrofac first began in Texas and in that time we have expanded our offshore capabilities across the globe. This expertise will be applied to the project, complemented by our already strong onshore presence in Texas.”



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