Fairfield Energy (now a subsidiary of Decom Energy) was established as a UK independent E&P company with the ambition to invest in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) to become an operator of scale and substance.
The Dunlin field and associated infrastructure was acquired by Fairfield and JV partner, MCX with the remit to extend the life of the field beyond the planned 2010 Cessation of Production (CoP) date.
The development of the business continued with the event of first gas at Clipper South, and the conclusion of the Darwin farm-in agreement as the company increased its presence in the UKCS.
Fairfield became the Dunlin duty holder and investment continued in the field to revitalise production and improve water injection, power generation and fuel gas infrastructure.
Clipper South was divested, and Dunlin entered the decommissioning phase; production terminated at the Greater Dunlin Area on 15 June 2015 with the fields producing more than 522 million barrels of oil over 37 years of operations.
The company was restructured with Decom Energy established as the parent company, and with the remit to create a new decommissioning business model and provide new career opportunities for the skilled workforce.
The Greater Dunlin Area Decommissioning Project was progressed effectively and efficiently, with the successful execution of comprehensive platform and subsea wells Plugging & Abandonment (P&A) programmes.
The project entered the operations phase of Subsea Infrastructure Decommissioning removal, and a significant contract was awarded to the HAF consortium for the Topsides Removal phase at the Greater Dunlin Area.