Challenges

Decommissioning 

Over the next decade 100 platforms are forecast for complete or partial removal – and close to 7,500 kilometres of pipeline are lined up for decommissioning.

The challenge is to ensure this huge programme of work is conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, while helping to deliver the industry cost-reduction target of 35% for decommissioning.

We are co-investing in innovative technologies to achieve this and help create a strong supply chain to service the demand. We want the UK to become a world leader in this growing global market.

Industry has helped shape our four key themes:

  • Knowledge transfer
  • Removal readiness
  • Innovative removal solutions
  • Removal readiness

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We're partnering with the University of Aberdeen to create a new multi-million-pound Decommissioning Centre of Excellence that will tackle current and future challenges with world-class research and development in partnership with industry.

Visit our research website page to find out more.

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