Decommissioning and the transportation of NORM and TENORM

Posted by Andrew Smith

Oct 3, 2018 9:56:48 AM

Underestimating the time and resource required to correctly transport NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) or TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) during decommissioning could prove to be costly, not least because it is likely to cause delays in shipping. It is clear that there are many considerations required to managing the transport of NORM and TENORM. Consultation with experts at the very early stages will be essential and could lead to significant cost saving benefits.

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Topics: NORM, NORM Detection, NORM Management, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, TENORM, Decommissioning, Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Adviser, Radiation Waste Adviser

Decommissioning - To End or Extend?

Posted by Callum Grieves

Mar 27, 2018 9:04:10 AM

The challenging conditions faced in today’s oil and gas market has increased the focus on cost effective, sustainable operations. Operators are faced with the decision of extending or ending offshore production asset life and pre-decommissioning planning has emerged as a key challenge for the industry. Mitigating uncertainty, enabling decision making and justification as to whether to end or extend asset life, as well as detailed knowledge of asset conditions is crucial. In this blog, we will discuss how a range of Diagnostics services can be used to provide this detailed knowledge throughout late life operations.

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Topics: reservoir, reservoir characterisation, chemical tracers, Subsea Integrity, Decommissioning, NORM, NORM Management, water inflow, Subsea Inspection, Flooded Memeber Inspection, inflow measurement, Flow assurance, pipeline integrity, pipeline life extension

How to manage NORM during decommissioning

Posted by Andrew Smith

Oct 28, 2016 11:45:27 AM

NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) or TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) is a known problem and is likely to be present on every Oil and Gas facility. Concluding that NORM will not be an issue during decommissioning because it has not presented during production or maintenance shutdowns, could lead to substantial delays and unpredicted significant costs. If there is a known history of NORM, it is likely that many more locations will be contaminated that have not previously been identified. Flushing and cleaning will not remove all contamination.

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Topics: NORM, NORM Detection, NORM Management, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, TENORM, Decommissioning, Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Adviser, Radiation Waste Adviser

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