Fairfield was originally established as an independent, mature field operator in 2005 in response to the developing opportunities in the UKCS. Thereafter we went on to build a portfolio of assets in the North Sea, becoming the operator of the Greater Dunlin Area in 2008 and assuming the duty holder role to adopt full command and control in 2014. In June 2015, it was determined that the Greater Dunlin Area had reached Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) and that production would cease.

We are now in the process of applying our proven experience as an independent late-life, mature field operator to a complex multi-year decommissioning programme for the Greater Dunlin Area. We have developed our internal technical expertise and supplemented this with the acquisition of new talent in specialist areas. We have a team with the right capabilities to tackle significant decommissioning projects, with the deep rooted knowledge and understanding of late-life assets to ensure that decommissioning activities proceed safely, efficiently and effectively.

The team’s current focus is the management of the complex, multi-year project to safely and efficiently decommission the Dunlin field and Osprey and Merlin subsea satellite fields and associated infrastructure. A robust planning process has resulted in five main work streams, encompassing the lifecycle of the decommissioning process, and managed via the following business areas:-

  • Decom Project Management
  • Finance, Cost & Planning
  • HR and Business Services
  • Regulatory Affairs & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Management
  • Wells & Subsea Abandonment
  • HSEQ Management