Govt approves provisional plan for Lancaster FPSO decommissioning

The UK’s decommissioning regulator has approved Hurricane Energy’s plans for the removal of the FPSO serving its Lancaster field, though recent company forecasts suggest production may continue into 2024.

Hurricane (LON:HUR) submitted a decommissioning plan to the UK’s Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) in March, which covered the disconnection of the Aoka Mizu floating production, storage and offload (FPSO) vessel serving its flagship Lancaster field.

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