Petrofac SOX-compliant decommissioning for Sasol

Multi-discipline asset retirement study paves way for end of field life … in 2024!

UK-based Petrofac has delivered a ‘multi-discipline asset retirement obligation study’ to Sasol Petroleum in fulfilment of the company’s obligations under US Sarbanes Oxley legislation covering the decommissioning of its Pandé and Temané gas fields in south-eastern Mozambique. The two fields, which export gas to South Africa via an 865km pipeline, came on stream in 2004 and are expected to continue to produce for over 20 years.

The project leveraged engineering expertise from Petrofac’s consulting services, offshore projects and well engineering unit SPD. Project scope included the costs of decommissioning the central production facility for the two fields and environmental remediation.

Petrofac decommissioning director Ian Whitehead said, ‘Our Aberdeen team offers extensive experience gained on major decommissioning projects including Brent Delta and North West Hutton. In addition we can co-opt engineering, subsea and well expertise from other parts of the group.’ Other recent clients for Petrofac’s decommissioning expertise include Ithaca Energy, Apache and ENI. More from Petrofac.

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