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Decommissioning Programme Development and Execution


Strategic Decommissioning: From Planning to Execution in Oil and Gas Projects

Dive into our comprehensive Decommissioning Programme Development and Execution course, designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge for effective decommissioning in the oil and gas industry. From initiating a decommissioning project, including learning from other sectors and understanding legislation, to in-depth project planning and cost estimation, the course covers crucial aspects of decommissioning. It further delves into well plugging and abandonment, addressing challenges and methods, and decommissioning of structures, both floating and subsea, complemented by relevant case studies. Pipeline decommissioning techniques, onshore disposal methods, and hazardous materials management are also explored. Participants will engage in a group exercise to devise a decommissioning programme, enhancing practical skills in real-world scenarios

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises, helping you become confident in the full decommissioning lifecycle, from initiation to disposal. 

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into a range of decommissioning projects in the North Sea

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts working within decommissioning

Enjoy exclusive access to Jeenius platform, a valuable learning resource.

Bridging Theory and Practice for Real-World Success

Our course stands out as a unique and comprehensive offering in the field of offshore decommissioning by seamlessly integrating theoretical knowledge with practical applications. By adopting a cross-sector approach, participants gain insights from successful decommissioning projects across various industries, fostering a holistic understanding. The hands-on group exercise, where participants devise a decommissioning program for a North Sea field, ensures direct application of learned concepts to real-world scenarios, enhancing practical skills crucial for success in the decommissioning landscape.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Strategies and Practical Insights

Covers project initiation, planning, well plugging, and abandonment, and delves into various structures such as topsides facilities. Learn essential skills like cost estimation and project management, supported by real-world case studies, ensuring you're well-equipped for successful decommissioning endeavours.

Day 2 – Advanced Offshore Decommissioning: Techniques, Case Studies, and Practical Exercises

Explore advanced aspects of offshore decommissioning, covering floating facilities, subsea structures, and pipeline decommissioning methods. Learn from real-world case studies in pipeline cleaning, removal options, and onshore disposal. Engage in a hands-on group exercise, applying acquired knowledge to devise a decommissioning programme tailored for a North Sea field development.


Who should attend?

Initiating a decommissioning project

  • Decommissioning commitment
  • Learning from other sectors
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Decommissioning plan/programme

Decommissioning project planning

  • Cost estimation
  • Project management
  • Comparative assessment

Well plugging and abandonment

  • Well configurations
  • Plugging and abandonment methods
  • Challenges, costs and timing
  • New technology
  • Live well abandonment
  • Case studies

Decommissioning of structures (part 1)

  • Topsides facilities
  • Platform jackets
  • Gravity based structures

Decommissioning of structures (part 2)

  • Floating facilities
  • Subsea structures
  • Case studies

Pipeline decommissioning

  • Pipeline cleaning
  • Removal options
  • Mattresses and grout bags
  • Decommissioning in-situ
  • Case studies

Onshore disposal

  • Transportation and load out
  • Onshore locations and capabilities
  • Hazardous materials and permitting
  • Waste hierarchy

Group exercise

  • Devise a decommissioning programme for a North Sea field development

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the benefits of collaboration and campaigning for decommissioning projects
  • Explain how collaboration can be applied and controlled throughout the project in accordance with BS 11000 and identify potential pitfalls and the means of avoiding them
  • Identify the methodologies currently adopted for well plugging and abandonment and the decommissioning of offshore structures and pipelines
  • Gain an insight into emerging and transferable technologies, innovations and developments that could improve process efficiency and safety whilst reducing the costs associated with the decommissioning process
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Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (Live Instruction)
28th October 2024
31st October 2024

09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)

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  • Live Classes: Dive into live, interactive sessions focusing on real-time learning and discussions with peers and industry experts.

  • Access to Jeenius Platform: Unlock a realm of additional resources, peer forums, and expert interactions extending your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Industry Expert Interaction: Network and learn from seasoned industry professionals throughout the course, discussing real-world challenges and solutions.

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