James Fisher Offshore increases Middle East decommissioning activities with major offshore jacket removal project in Saudi Arabia.


• JFO mobilises advanced ultra-high-pressure abrasive cutting solution for major Saudi Kingdom decommissioning project

• Innovative cutting solution deployed is capable of delivering time-saving efficiencies 

• New contract increases JFO’s activities in key Middle East oil and gas market 


James Fisher Offshore (JFO), a global provider of specialist offshore engineering solutions, has increased its oil and gas decommissioning activities in the Middle East with a new offshore platform jacket removal project in Saudi Arabia. The work will utilise its pioneering cutting solution which is capable of delivering significant time-saving efficiencies.

This extensive project, which requires two full spreads of advanced abrasive cutting equipment to be mobilised in support of a leading regional contractor’s jacket removal programme, secures JFO’s integral role in this critical scope of work well into 2020. 

A regional supplier of ultra-high-pressure abrasive internal cutting solutions, JFO’s innovation has been well received – this new project comes in quick succession from a wave of recent regional scopes, with JFO continuing to broaden its decommissioning activities in the Middle East.

Offering enhanced accuracy and severing capabilities as well as proven time, cost and resource savings, the JFO system delivers benefits across subsea cutting scopes from piles and jackets, to well casings and well heads.

Exceeding customer expectations during the initial regional deployment, JFO’s system adds value to customers’ decommission projects through speed, accuracy and reliability, supporting cost and time reductions.


Jack Davidson, managing director, JFO comments; 

“As a key market for JFO, the appetite for our solutions in the Middle East region is very encouraging. There is a clear recognition of our experience, track record and innovation in delivering measurable efficiencies for some of the region’s most notable decommissioning projects.

We are looking forward to adding both breadth and depth to these burgeoning regional relationships and continuing to demonstrate our growing decommissioning capabilities.”


With the recent successful completion of multiple regional decommissioning scopes, this new project further validates JFO’s methodology and unique combination of experience and innovation - delivering tangible benefits to the global decommissioning sector.


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