Our Heritage

By leveraging the very best of decommissioning know-how, derived from the three companies, Fairfield Decom represents a unique decommissioning platform, providing full integration and optimum efficiency to deliver the best possible solutions for clients.

Through the integration of a range of decommissioning activities, Fairfield Decom has the credentials to support asset owners and operators in meeting the cost-reduction targets set by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). No other business offers this distinctive and powerful combination of expertise.

Decom Energy
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Heerema Marine Contractors
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AF Offshore Decom
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Fairfield Decom at a Glance

Independent Operator Heritage

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    Decom Energy’s subsidiary, Fairfield Energy became the operator of the Greater Dunlin Area in 2008 with a remit to extend the life of the field beyond the planned Cessation of Production (CoP) date.
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    Following the announcement of CoP in 2015, the company transitioned to manage the Greater Dunlin Area Decommissioning Project with a new business focus and decommissioning mind-set.
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    The project is well-advanced through the plugging & abandonment of the 45 platform and 16 subsea wells, subsea infrastructure removal activities, and preparation for the removal of the topsides.
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    The safe, efficient and cost-effective decommissioning of the Greater Dunlin Area was heralded as the springboard for a new industry decommissioning operator model via Decom Energy.

World-Leading Marine Contractor Capability

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    Originally established in 1948 as a small construction company based near Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, Heerema’s focus shifted to the North Sea in the 1960’s as a crane vessel pioneer.
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    By 1997 Heerema owned and operated three of the world’s five SSCVs as the offshore oil and gas industry began to increasingly focus on developing fields in water depths of up to 3,000 metres.
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    Heerema took action to increase its competitiveness in deep water, and now operates the world’s largest crane vessels, SSCVs Thialf and Sleipner, and the DCVs Balder and Aegir.
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    Major completed North Sea projects include EPRD decommissioning work for Ekofisk on behalf of ConocoPhillips, BP’s NW Hutton, and CNR International’s Murchison platform.

European Leader for Responsible Removal & Recycling Expertise

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    AF Gruppen entered the Oil & Gas market in 1991 via the construction of the landfall tunnel from the Troll field, tripling its turnover and strengthening the company’s expertise in key areas.
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    Nine new North Sea contracts led to the development of the AF Environmental Base at Vats, one of Europe’s most modern reception facilities for decommissioned offshore installations.
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    AF Offshore Decom was established as a separate business for offshore activities to capitalise on contract award success, and to provide a platform to expand the company’s range of services.
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    Major completed North Sea decommissioning EPRD projects include those undertaken with Heerema via the HAF consortium for clients including ConocoPhillips and CNR International.

Our Vision & Strategy

Bringing together the unrivalled combination of a highly experienced operator and the world’s leading contractors, Fairfield Decom’s vision is to be the leading North Sea decommissioning operator providing best-in-class, innovative solutions to the challenge of late-life operations and decommissioning in a responsible manner whilst securing a positive legacy for future generations.

We are leveraging our technical, financial and commercial strengths to respond to the market need for a new kind of decommissioning operator, providing an all-encompassing solution for the end of life asset portfolio of clients. By combining a powerful range of expertise, we have the credentials to become their late-life operations and decommissioning arm, enabling them to focus on core business. The expert deployment and full integration of innovative techniques, technical ingenuity and commercial creativity, delivers a new business model for the decommissioning market where clients benefit from a higher level of technical and cost efficiency whilst being assured that safety, environmental stewardship and reputation management remain key imperatives.

Our Company Values

Fairfield Decom’s activities are undertaken with highest ethical standards, with integrity, transparency and honesty at the heart of the business. The high level of alignment in terms of the strategic vision and values of the three companies has resulted in a company that represents something truly different, with Fairfield Decom’s Company Values reflecting a robust and responsible approach.

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Integrity

We are reliable and respectful business partners. We are proud to be open and honest and this truth drives our business.

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Excellence

We are leaders in our business, offering credibility and a proven track record. Efficiency and effectiveness are key imperatives.

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Responsibility

We are responsible and ethical in our business activities. Safety is given the highest priority in our business.

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Collaboration

We believe that good working relationships make for a successful business. A ‘one team’ mind-set guides our activities.

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Courage

We are courageous in business and create impact for our clients. We challenge conventional methods to achieve better outcomes.

Board of Directors

The Fairfield Decom Board is represented by four highly experienced North Sea Oil & Gas industry professionals with varied discipline backgrounds, areas of expertise and experience, gained in the three companies to ensure full representation.

Ian Sharp
Chairman
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Graeme Fergusson
Managing Director
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Ronald van Waaijen
Commercial Director
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Odd Magne Grøntvedt
Finance Director
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