Offshore services are essential if you are going to discover, run and safely close down offshore oil fields. The hardware that carries out the work is called an 'asset', and getting the right asset to the right place, at the right time is the business of professional offshore asset management. Asset management services act as intermediaries between charterers who buy in products and services and asset owners and investors who fund the hardware. Asset managers liaise with charterers and offer asset owners and investors improved access to the market, meaning that their asset is likely to be used more.
Liftboats are self-propelled marine vessels having their own engines. They are also self-elevating because they have legs that are lowered into the sea bed allowing the hull to be raised clear of the water. They offer a stable working platform intended to perform various engineering tasks offshore. They have large open decks that carry supplies and equipment to support offshore oil engineering, construction, production and maintenance. These boats are equipped with one or more marine cranes for lifting, and living quarters to house the crew that run the boat or perform the marine support services. Their most common functions are to perform construction and maintenance on oil well platforms. The boat is manoeuvred into place next to the oil platform or drilling rig in a location where there are no known obstructions. It lowers its legs so the pads rest on the sea floor and jacks its hull clear of the water. Mud can make the sea bed unstable and if it gives way, the boat can topple over and sink. To avoid this, there is a safety procedure called 'preload'. This procedure involves the boat filling its hull with sea water and raising the hull to just above the waves so that the boat can 'settle' before the water is drained and is raised to its working height. Boats are offered with a range of deck sizes, different equipment levels, and different numbers and lengths of legs. Offshore management services must provide the correct solutions for the planned offshore services.
Eventually, offshore oil wells stop producing oil economically, the remaining oil will cost more to extract that its financial market value. At this point, the well becomes a candidate for plug & abandonment. The removal of the oil platform and all the well operating equipment is needed and the well hole efficiently and safely sealed, giving due consideration to environmental protection. Often, the oil well intervention is decommissioned in two stages. In the first stage is removal of the oil platform and associated infrastructure, leaving the well head in place. In the second stage, specialist offshore vessels are used to remove the well head below the sea bed and permanently seal the well. Decommissioning a typical oil platform in the North Sea is estimated at Â£4.8 million and there are over 800 wells scheduled for plugging and abandonment before 2022. The plug and abandonment stage alone is forecast to generate Â£2 billion in funds over the next 5 years, without the cost of removing the rig. Plugging and abandoning oil wells is the most significant part of decommissioning and can account for 44% of the total cost. Well operators are looking for the best way to keep costs to a minimum without compromising safety. This is where innovative offshore asset management is important, reducing the cost of decommissioning for well operators, but maximising financial return for asset owners and investors. Attollo Offshore Ltd are experts in the demands and challenges of providing the assets needed for plugging and abandoning spent oil wells globally.
Embracing innovation and advance in modern technology Attollo Offshore Ltd. are a leading company reducing the costs of offshore services while maintaining rigorous global services, safety and environmental standards. Their effective, professional offshore asset management processes mean that charterers have the solutions they need to complete their projects on time, and on budget. Asset owners and investors can benefit from increased market access, commercialisation of their assets and increased returns on financial investment. To see what we can do for you, visit http://www.attollo-offshore.com/ today. Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring +44 1224 959810 to discuss your projects or assets.