Experienced in carrying out proactive inspection programmes in some of the world’s most challenging environments, AISUS Offshore is for the first time making its market-leading visual and ultrasonic inspection tools and methods available to the decommissioning sector.
The Aberdeen-based company, which launched in 2013, has adapted its resources and capabilities to safely and cost-effectively support complex decommissioning projects in the UK and Norway. It believes it has the skills, experience and technical expertise required to deliver integrated support services to meet the needs of maturing oil provinces around the globe, from visual and ultrasonic inspection and debris removal to fluid sampling and onsite support.
Stuart Lawson, managing director of AISUS Offshore will be attending ONS for the first time this year, as the company looks to further expand into the Norwegian North Sea.
He said: “Our industry is focused on maintaining offshore production for as long as it’s safe and economically possible to do so, however, there is a realisation that decommissioning activity will steadily increase over the next decade.
“With operators under huge pressure to reduce the cost of decommissioning, we fully understand that mitigating potential risks, maintaining safety performance and generating significant cost savings is crucial.
“North Sea assets are operating at various stages of their life cycle, requiring each asset to be managed on an individual basis. The flexibility of our solutions and tailored approach to our client’s challenges allows us to support operators in both late-life and decommissioning phases.”
Although the Norwegian oil and gas industry is less mature than the UK sector and decommissioning activity is in its early stages, AISUS believes the market holds great potential. “There are expected to be over 20 decommissioning projects in Norwegian waters over the next eight years, worth up to £12.5billion. This represents significant opportunities for UK firms to export their skills and technologies to help support Norway’s decommissioning market emerge and thrive.
We hope to play our part in helping Norway meet these targets as it grows to become the second largest decom market in the North Sea, after the UKCS,” Mr Lawson added. “We are committed to developing technologies which challenge traditional methods to deliver the most advanced inspection, cleaning and access solutions throughout the complete asset life cycle.”