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Subsea and Floating Infrastructure Removal

Flexible, Umbilical & Cable Recovery


All the products and services you need to achieve timely decommissioning at a lower cost than conventional approaches

Acteon can remove all subsea and floating field infrastructure, including suspended subsea wells, or provide individual elements of this overall service, such as floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit removal. We deliver customer-specific, efficient and commercially attractive solutions that deliver all the products and services you need through a single end-to-end integrated service. This service includes engineering; project management; procurement of rigging and towing equipment; disconnecting and recovering risers, umbilicals and mooring lines; and procedures and execution for disconnecting and towing floating units.

The Acteon field life service team drives the planning, project management and engineering phase that evaluates the potential for using complementary decommissioning methods. We integrate and deliver all the products and services from Acteon’s operating companies required to decommission a subsea production facility, including our FPSO unit redeployment and decommissioning capabilities. This provides one integrated solution to simplify interfaces, overcome the limitations of conventional decommissioning approaches and achieve improved outcomes at a lower cost.

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Our experts are on hand to answer any questions and devise a technical strategy to your challenge across the life of field.

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Reducing decommissioning costs

Our FPSO unit removal and rigless suspended well abandonment and subsea infrastructure removal services are complementary. Together, they provide project management and vessel efficiencies that can lower the total cost of decommissioning. For example, the same workboat and project management team used for subsea infrastructure removal supports FPSO unit removal, including retrieving the umbilicals and severing the risers and recovering them from the seabed.

In addition, all these services are managed by the same team and procured and delivered under the same contract. This helps to reduce your administrative and management overheads because you do not need to manage multiple contractors.

We are sufficiently confident in our ability to deliver savings that we will consider innovative commercial terms such as performance-based contracts.

The total cost of decommissioning is reduced by using the same workboat and project management team for subsea infrastructure and FPSO unit removal.

Decommissioning work in West Africa

Project managed by the Acteon field life service team

The Acteon field life service team is central to delivering our integrated solutions. It helps customers to define their objectives and tailors the scope and specifications of each integrated service to meeting them. It also develops pricing and commercial models that align with customers’ subsea asset management processes.

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All offshore oil and gas installations must eventually be decommissioned. Increasingly, the pressure is on the operators or licensees of redundant fields and suspended wells to act sooner rather than later. Download this e-book for fresh thinking and technical innovation to reduce field abandonment costs.

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Acteon is a leading engineering and service provider for the removal of wells and offshore infrastructure. We offer bespoke decommissioning solutions that are safe, fit for purpose and commercially attractive to customers. Discover five key projects where we have solved our customer’s biggest challenges.