BMT to assist CNR with North Sea field abandonment work

Offshore staff

LONDON – Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) has contracted BMT Cordah to provide support for environmental issues connected with two decommissioning projects in the UK northern North Sea.

These projects concern the CNR-operated Murchison and Ninian Northern fields, both in operation since the early 1980s. The decommissioning programs are currently in the planning and consenting phase.

To ensure compliance with legislation and regulations issued by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), CNRI turned to BMT, which was involved in previous UK decommissioning projects on the Shelley, North West Hutton, and Maureen Alpha facilities.

BMT will compile documentation in support of CNR’s decommissioning programs submission to DECC, including: register of environmental permits, licences and consents; decommissioning waste management strategy; assessment of energy use and gaseous emissions; drill cuttings pile management assessment; comparative assessment of pipeline and jacket decommissioning options; EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) scoping report; and subsequent Environmental Statement.


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