The infographic guide to two decades of offshore decommissioning

Posted by Andy Norman on 07-Dec-2016 11:00:00

Claxton’s well abandonment experience stretches back over 20 years. We have a long standing record working on decommissioning projects around the world and have invested in creating a portfolio of comprehensive services. Experienced in platform, subsea, rigless and vessel based campaigns, Claxton supports well decommissioning by providing risers, wellhead removal, conductor severance, well P&A and solutions to overcome integrity issues with platforms or ageing well infrastructure.

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Maximising economic recovery in the UK through decommissioning, exploration and collaboration

Posted by Andy Norman on 22-Nov-2016 10:00:00


The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) clarified their position in the UK’s oil and gas industry at a recent event held in Aberdeen, as they spoke openly to delegates about the expectations they believe are achievable across British waters.

The OGA, established in 2016, is an arm’s-length Government company created to regulate, influence and promote the practice of maximising economic recovery. The all-day event entitled MER UK in Practice, covered various areas of discussion, including the introduction of ‘robust’ and progressive regulations to help stimulate the market.

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How Claxton are inspiring the next generation of oil and gas/Energy engineers

Posted by Andy Norman on 08-Nov-2016 10:00:24

Thursday 29th September 2016 was the launch of the world’s first Masters degree in ‘Decommissioning offshore installations’. The University of Aberdeen is already well-placed geographically to help develop the next generation of offshore engineers, but the educational body has made further steps to be seen as the UK’s leading oil and gas talent developer with the unveiling of their new degree.

Despite the reduction in staff levels in the industry over the past three years, new opportunities exist for our young engineers, and one glance at the to-do list in the UK alone proves just how much we need them, as much as they need us.

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How NORSOK standards are progressing the next generation of subsea technology

Posted by Andy Norman on 25-Oct-2016 10:00:18

Claxton Engineering has been at the forefront of new subsea technology for over 30 years, trusted by major operators around the world to work on projects across the life of their field. In that time, Claxton has designed 3,000 bespoke solutions for clients, worked on 80% of offshore installations in the North Sea, and even completed the world’s first rigless platform well abandonment.

The latest innovation to come from Claxton Engineering’s R&D team is the new evolution conductor recovery tower and the SABRE abrasive cutting system. SABRE™ has proven to be an invaluable and successful tool on some of the most significant abandonment campaigns worked on by Claxton.

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Claxton Uncovered: ‘Making the Middle East our home’ with Nick Marriott

Posted by Andy Norman on 18-Oct-2016 10:39:29

Great Yarmouth, Aberdeen, Egypt, Brazil, Iran, Angola, Nigeria, Oman, Dubai and many more cities and countries around the world have been the host of Claxton’s own Nick Marriott. The nomadic Manager, who has now resided in the Middle East for three-and-a-half years, shares his experiences of working in the industry for over forty years – which includes 23 house moves in the process.

As Region Manager, Nick is responsible for all aspects of Claxton’s work in the Middle East. As well as full operational and budget responsibility, Nick is also in charge of sales, marketing and business development – with the assistance of his small but growing team of service technicians, engineers and administrative staff. Here, he gives us his thoughts on moving to the Middle East, the industry challenges in the region, and his highlights over the past few years.

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