Dutch company kicks off big decom program in North Sea

Netherlands-based Wintershall Noordzee initiates a major decommissioning program to take further assets out of operation.

Photo: Magnus Holm

Since 1965, Wintershall Noordzee has been pumping oil and gas out of the Southern North Sea, but looking forward the group means to extract less.

A total of 24 oil wells, two drilling rigs and two subsea installations located in both Dutch and German North Sea waters are in line for closure. The process is projected to take roughly a year and a half.

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