Decommissioning Insight 2018


Decommissioning presents a valuable opportunity for supply chain companies and technology developers right across the UK to develop the capability to meet domestic and global demand. The 'call for evidence' to create a global decommissioning hub announced in Budget 2018 is very timely and will be widely welcomed. We are already seeing decommissioning hubs opening in Shetland, around the east coast of Scotland, in the north east of England and in East Anglia, as the supply chain pursues opportunities at home and abroad. New decommissioning initiatives, in partnership between industry, government and academia, are helping to drive innovation. Leading the way, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the University of Aberdeen are developing a new multi-million-pound National Decommissioning Centre to tackle current and future challenges backed by world-class research and development facilities. In last year’s report we highlighted the opportunity for the UK’s decommissioning sector to become a champion of decommissioning excellence within the global arena. As costs fall and expertise grows, we are already seeing encouraging progress towards this goal. Together we can ensure this is achievable, and we hope that the Decommissioning Insight will prove to be a valuable tool for decommissioning practitioners in the UKCS, the North Sea and far beyond.






Michael Tholen, Upstream Policy Director, Oil & Gas UK






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