Australian engineering player Worley has signed a regional master services agreement with US contractor Morrison to provide engineering services for decommissioning projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the agreement, Worley will be responsible for the engineering services scope of Morrison’s decommissioning projects.

The partnership will deliver specialised decommissioning and asset management services and a one-stop shop for operators of offshore hydrocarbon facilities reaching end of life.

The combined offering is said to decrease operating, planning and management costs while ensuring safe, environmentally responsible project execution.

Both companies have decades of experience supporting facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

Complex process

"We are very pleased to have entered into an agreement with Morrison. While decommissioning offshore installations is a complex process, we have the specialised engineering and project management expertise to support any type of decommissioning project,” said John Cox, Worley’s global decommissioning lead.

Morrison is one of the few regional contractors to have the experience in providing the full decommissioning management package.

Oil and gas services company Morrison last September won a turnkey decommissioning project in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.

“By providing services for all phases of total field decommissioning, we can relieve operators of the inevitable, sizeable workload and financial burden of these facilities. Our partnership with Worley further complements our ability to continue to successfully accomplish this for our clients,” added Jon Minshall, Morrison chief operating officer.