|RFx ID :||23951843|
|Tender Name :||Tui Oil Field Decommissioning Project - Removal of Subsea Infrastructure|
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|Open Date :||Tuesday, 9 February 2021 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Tuesday, 9 March 2021 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Registration of Interest (ROI)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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In April 2020, following the liquidation of the Tui Oil Field (Tui Field) operator Tamarind Taranaki Ltd, the New Zealand Crown assumed responsibility for the decommissioning of the Tui Field. This responsibility was delegated to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
The overall decommissioning project involves three main phases of offshore work:
1. Demobilisation of the floating production storage and offloading vessel Umuroa (FPSO Umuroa);
2. Removal of the subsea infrastructure;
3. Plugging and abandonment of the wells.
Phase 1, demobilisation and removal of the FPSO Umuroa, is underway. MBIE is now seeking Registrations of Interest (ROI) to plan and execute. Phases 2 and 3 of the decommissioning – this ROI covers Phase 2: removal of the subsea infrastructure. Phase 3: plugging and abandonment of the wells will be subject to a separate ROI that we anticipate issuing later in February 2021.
This is New Zealand’s first offshore decommissioning project and therefore a unique opportunity to work with a host-country government on a project of strategic importance to New Zealand.
MBIE is seeking the Registrations from interested companies/consortia/alliances/joint ventures with the required resources (vessels and expertise) for the removal of the subsea infrastructure from the Tui Field. MBIE expects a lead Respondent who would be the prime contractor responsible for the end-to-end delivery of the project. Respondents must demonstrate a credible track-record in decommissioning and be able to perform the work in MBIE’s desired timeframe, which is the New Zealand summer of 2021/22.