Early next year the team on the subsea support vessel Maersk Forza will remove piping spools and umbilicals using the Utility ROV Services system (UTROV), a remotely-operated tool carrier equipped with attachments for recovery of subsea equipment.
Previously the UTROV worked on the same field in 2019.
Neptune Energy’s UK managing director Alexandra Thomas said: “Work on decommissioning Juliet is progressing well and the activities undertaken by MSS will finalize the work on the pipelines and enable us to move forward with plugging and abandonment operations.
“The use of such innovative technologies is enabling operators to reduce the time, costs, and environmental impacts associated with such operations…”
Juliet’s subsea facilities were installed in 2013 in block 47/14b. Production ended four years later, with the Oil and Gas Authority approving the formal cessation of production in December 2018.
The facilities comprise two subsea wells tied back to the Pickerill ‘A’ platform, owned and operated by Perenco.