Xodus Group has delivered a decommissioning and abandonment study for wells, surface and subsea facilities in Tunisia on behalf of Thyna Petroleum Services (TPS).
Xodus developed a decommissioning cost estimate for four onshore fields, one offshore field and two onshore storage and processing sites. The six-week study provided a high-level risk and opportunities assessment and reviewed regulatory and environmental aspects for facility and infrastructure removal.
The scope of work also included the creation of an asset register, the development of an abandonment strategy and site remediation in line with current industry best practice and in-country regulations.
The study allows the joint venture partners to define their cost liabilities towards decommissioning as well as a timeline for the project.
Steve Swindell, managing director of Xodus Group, said: “This project was a success as result of the support the TPS team has provided through the project team and close interaction with the Xodus project team. We have conducted similar types of work in the region and this experience was vital in advising TPS with this important project.
“Our integrated decommissioning capability means we can offer practical knowledge and experience of the regulatory framework for decommissioning, as well as cross-discipline technical safety and environmental support, integrity support and cost modelling expertise.”