PB3 PowerBuoy feasibility study

Industry sponsors:

    Premier Oil


Entry TRL

TRL Achieved

Marginal Developments



Project summary

We co-funded a successful project with Ocean Power Technologies and Premier Oil to study the feasibility of using the PB3 PowerBuoy for decommissioning operations in the North Sea.

The project determined the viability of using the PB3 for monitoring and guarding remaining wells and subsea equipment after removal of a floating production, storage and offloading vessel and prior to subsea decommissioning and/or well plugging & abandonment operations.

The successful study paved the way for a field trial in 2018.

Field trial


Project successful

  • Yes