The National Decommissioning Centre is offering a 2-day event.

Provisional Programme

DAY 1 

08.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 10.00

Understanding the context of offshore decommissioning.

Identify the characteristics of typical offshore installations.

Antonios Karadimos

10.00 – 10.30


10.30 – 12.30

Stating the health, safety and environmental and legal considerations associated with offshore decommissioning.

Outline the legal requirements, acts, guidelines, conventions and bodies that govern offshore decommissioning activity.

John Paterson

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 - 14.30

Identifing the ongoing liability obligations post-decommissioning.

Summarise the post decommissioning ongoing liability obligations and implications.

John Paterson


Identifing improvements in the decommissioning process.

Explore areas for improvement

14.30 – 15.00

Stating the environmental considerations of Offshore Decommissioning

Summarise the environmental considerations associated with Offshore decommissioning.

Astley Hastings

15.00 – 15.30


15.30 – 17.00

Explaining the economic context of offshore decommissioning

Summarise the economic considerations associated with Offshore decommissioning.

Alex Kemp


Examining the methods and considerations for cost planning of decommissioning activities.

Summarise a typical offshore production asset's lifecycle cost model.



List the economic modelling & decision-making factors affecting offshore decommissioning operations.



Demonstrate knowledge of the estimation techniques and requirements applicable to offshore decommissioning operations.



Outline the sources of available cost information for asset types.

DAY 2 

09.30 – 11.00

Characterising the requirements for decommissioning an asset offshore.

List the scheduling of offshore decommissioning activities.


Richard Neilson



Outline the requirements for well plugging and abandonment (P&A).



Explain the decommissioning options and issues for a range of typical offshore wells.

11.00 – 11.30


11.30 – 12.30

5.0 continued

Recall the various types of offshore pipelines, their configurations and options for decommissioning them.

Richard Neilson



Summarise the requirements for decommissioning subsea structures.



Describe the removal/lifting process during decommissioning.

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.30

Recognising the requirements for the onshore dismantling of decommissioned assets.

Recall the options for waste disposal in the decommissioning environment.


David Vega-Maza

14.30 – 15.00


15.00 – 16.00

6.0 continued


David Vega-Maza

16.00 – 17.00


*Please note that presenters may change