Elemental Energies secures “major” offshore decommissioning contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

May 22, 2024

(WO) – Elemental Energies has secured a “major” master services contract to support the decommissioning of nine orphaned wells offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Promethean Energy.

The first phase of decommissioning commenced in February, with Elemental Energies providing well management services from its Houston office for the plugging and abandonment of wells in the Matagorda Island area, offshore Texas.

The work comes as part of a five-year contract awarded to Promethean by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to decommission orphaned offshore wells.

Elemental Energies’ Julie Copland, Head of Decommissioning and Low Carbon, said, “We're thrilled with this award as it marks a significant expansion of our efforts in the Gulf. Our rich history in decommissioning, uniquely equips us to address the Gulf's orphaned wells, applying our expertise to mitigate environmental risks, navigate complex regulations, and reduce the associated OPEX of decommissioning work. This project and partnership is a testament to our commitment to meeting evolving industry standards and safeguarding our environment."


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