Fairfield was originally established in 2005 in response to the developing opportunities for focused independents to acquire and operate marginal fields in the UK Continental Shelf. Thereafter we went on to build a portfolio of assets, becoming the operator of the Greater Dunlin Area in 2008 and assuming the Dunlin duty holder role to adopt full command and control in 2014.
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. In accordance with good practice, we have been anticipating the need to decommission Dunlin since its acquisition and are well advanced in our thinking on how best to safely and efficiently approach the project, with work underway on the various work streams.
The Fairfield team is actively driving best practice in terms of addressing the new and often unique challenges associated with decommissioning topsides and subsea infrastructure, whilst taking a nimble and responsive approach to seeking the best solutions that are measured but not unnecessarily over-engineered. We are working closely with the Dunlin joint venture partner, MCX, and other relevant stakeholders to undertake the decommissioning of the Greater Dunlin Area safely, efficiently and effectively to ensure a responsible legacy for future generations.
Working closely with stakeholders including the Government and Regulators, we are applying operator-led knowledge to take a safety-assured, technically sound and cost-effective approach to the decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas assets. We are currently focused on the efficient decommissioning of the Greater Dunlin Area comprising the Dunlin field, Osprey and Merlin subsea satellite fields and associated infrastructure. Our team of professionals is actively applying best practice solutions to the challenges associated with topsides and subsea infrastructure that have reached end of life. The successful decommissioning of the Greater Dunlin Area will be the springboard for a new industry decommissioning operator model.