New strategic partnership with Go Radical P&A

CODA is delighted to announce its partnership with the Go Radical P&A programme (GRaPA). This project is sponsored by Equinor and TotalEnergies and operates within the Norwegian business cluster Energy Transition Norway (ETN).

Dave Gardner and Tim Croucher of Go Radical P&A (GRaPA) with CODA CEO Francis Norman

Its primary objective is to drive radical change in the technology innovation, process efficiency and economics of well abandonment culminating in a 50% reduction in overall cost. With well P&A accounting for a significant proportion of estimated total decommissioning liabilities worldwide, GRaPA has the potential to deliver leading-edge solutions with global impact.

Go Radical P&A is a great example of CODA’s ability to build strong connections into global initiatives that have immediate relevance to key decommissioning challenges here in Australia. ETN has secured the services of global well P&A experts Tim Croucher, Kjell Erik Drevdal and David Gardner to drive innovative thinking and connection to the large-scale communities of practice and novel technology providers that GRaPA will need to deliver its far-reaching goals.

We’re looking forward to working with the GRaPA team as they mature and accelerate their innovation programme and providing them with visibility of relevant challenges and opportunities as the Australian decommissioning journey gets up to full speed.

CODA visits AF Gruppen Vats decommissioning facility

As part of its recent visit to Europe CODA coordinated a site visit to the AF Gruppen environmental base in Vats used for decommissioning and dismantling.

The visit was hosted by Graeme Fergusson, Trond Vidar Skår and John Roger Midtun and comprised a delegation of representatives from the WA Government department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI), Development WA, a number of Australian operators and technology suppliers.

The visit included an overview of the facility, its history and accomplishments to date as well as a tour of the yard and support buildings. The tour afforded the delegation the opportunity to fully understand the complexity of dismantling retired oil and gas facilities in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner, with the facility achieving in excess of 98 percent recycling of materials by weight and providing a full environmental report on the provenance of all materials received.

Through visiting facilities such as the AF Gruppen environmental base, CODA and its partners and building a better understanding of the requirements for Australia to best prepare for its coming volumes of decommissioning. Undertaking large scale dismantling in an environmentally sensitive manner requires appropriate infrastructure, and such infrastructure needs to be in place ready for when it is needed.

More information on the Vats facility can be found here