The National Decommissioning Centre’s research expertise also enables us to deliver a programme of skills and learning in decommissioning for the benefit of industry.

Firstly, the NDC Doctoral Training Programme, which is funded jointly by the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, the University of Aberdeen and our industry partners, allows PhD students undertake integrated training across our research priority areas.

The MSc Decommissioning, which can be studied full time or part time online, is the world’s first and only Masters degree in decommissioning oil rigs, platforms and offshore structures and provides training in all of the key aspects associated with decommissioning such as engineering, project management, business, law and health, and safety and environment.

Finally, the short accredited CPD course in decommissioning is designed to help companies upskill staff in various aspect of decommissioning.

The NDC’s Skills and Learning programme builds on our research expertise to support all levels of academia and industry, to help create competitive advantage for the oil and gas industry, and for decommissioning challenges in the wider energy sector.