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Jee Star Logo Introduction to decommissioning in the North Sea

Introduction to decommissioning in the North Sea

About the course

Giving a concise overview of the topic, this two hour workshop explains the basics of North Sea decommissioning and provides an outline of the key elements involved.

Suitable for anyone involved or interested in decommissioning, this workshop gives a practical overview of planning, installation types, typical offshore and onshore activities during decommissioning and the key decisions and interfaces needed.

Delivered by experienced decommissioning facilitator, Dorothy Burke, attendees will enjoy an interactive session supported by case studies and lessons learned from the industry.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the basics of North Sea decommissioning
  • Focus on the key topics to consider across projects
  • Learn the importance of planning and communication
  • Enhance your company’s ability to deliver successful results

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course bar chart Level Introductory
timer icon Duration 2 Hours
clock Study Hours 2
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London, Aberdeen
Also available in house

Upcoming dates

calender Aberdeen
31 October 2017 - 31 October 2017

About the Tutor

Dorothy Burke
MSc BSc (Hons)

Dorothy is an experienced consultant with over 25 years’ experience working in the technology and energy industries. Dorothy is an expert in oil and gas decommissioning and has recently been focusing on developing and driving efficient and cost-effective projects in the sector. 

Jee Star Logo Introduction to decommissioning in the North Sea - course contents

Day 1

Market overview

  • North Sea assets
  • Decommissioning forecasts


  • DECC


  • When to decommission
  • Cost calculations


  • Partner agreements
  • Liability/risk


  • Plug and abandonment
  • Platform/subsea wells


  • Asset types
  • Derogation

Pipelines and subsea

  • Pipelines and flowlines
  • Subsea structures


  • Know what's out there
  • Change of ownership

Late life

  • Integrity management
  • Preparing for decommissioning

Pre and Post-CoP

  • Module isolation
  • Hydrocarbon free

Removal methods

  • Single lift
  • Modular
  • Piece small

Ongoing liability

  • Monitoring

Onshore disposal

  • Yards
  • Waste hierarchy


  • Public consultation
  • Statutory stakeholders


  • Senior management
  • Other departments

Suppy chain companies

  • Main contractors
  • Specialists
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