Introduction to Offshore Decommissioning – Now available online


06/05/2020 8:30 am - 07/05/2020 5:00 pm

Event Information

Delivered by the National Decommissioning Centre, this ECITB-approved CPD course is suitable for those wishing to gain a greater understanding of the issues and activities associated with offshore decommissioning.

Delegates will gain an overview of the health, safety, environmental and legal considerations associated with offshore decommissioning and examine the principles of managing an offshore decommissioning project.

The course is suitable for oil and gas industry professionals (technical and non-technical), including engineers, managers, finance and procurement personnel, as well as those working in related industry and regulatory bodies.

Provisional programme – Please note that presenters may change


08.30 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 10.00 Understanding the context of offshore decommissioning. Identify the characteristics of typical offshore installations. Antonios Karadimos
10.00 – 10.30 Break
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 Break
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.


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 Break
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 Lunch
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 Break
15.00 – 16.00 6.0 continued David Vega-Maza
16.00 – 17.00 Assessment

Event Details

HostMrs Julie Dixon CPD Services University of Aberdeen Room 28, University Office Regent Walk Aberdeen, AB24 3FX Telephone: +44(0)1224 272523 Email:
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VenueThe Introduction to Offshore Decommissioning event will be held at the National Decommissioning Centre.
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Registration is now open for 6/7 May 2020.  The link under Booking URL will take you to the University of Aberdeen’s online store – you will be asked to register as a customer – please remember your login details as you will need these to access or amend your booking.

We are offering an introductory fee of £999 per person. Group discounts may apply.

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