Danos to back decommissioning alliance in Gulf of Mexico

U.S.-based energy services provider Danos has been awarded an opportunity to support the Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC) and Petrofac alliance to decommission multiple facilities in shallow water fields in the Gulf of Mexico.


The project, which began at the end of May, includes 10 platforms, 196 wells and 32 pipeline segments in the South Pass and East Break fields of the Gulf, Danos detailed in its statement on Tuesday.

As a reminder, Petrofac and PDC formed an alliance to decommission the South Pass 60, South Pass 6, and East Breaks 165 fields back in May 2022. PDC took on the role of decommissioning operator and Petrofac was appointed by PDC as the decommissioning services provider.

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When it comes to Danos’ share of work, the company said that this multi-year programme would allow it to support the PDC and Petrofac alliance and its decommissioning programme with several of its service lines, including production workforce, construction, fabrication, and instrumentation and electrical.

“Danos is honoured to join the efforts with PDC and Petrofac to provide safe and efficient operational and construction support for the alliance,” said CEO Paul Danos. “We look forward to planning and executing this project with our partners and applying our 75 years of experience, safety and operational excellence in the Gulf of Mexico,” Danos added.

Aditya Singh, president of Promethean Energy, commented: “Having been appointed decommissioning operator for this project, we are delighted to have Danos join us and support the alliance we have formed with Petrofac.

“Together, our mission is to deliver safe, lean, integrated, best practices and technology-driven decommissioning operations which will reflect the highest ESG standards and include the minimizing of GHG emissions/intensity and the environmental footprint of operations. Danos’ experience and knowledge will prove invaluable to the successful delivery of this programme.”