overview of decommissioning regulations and planning - oil and gas

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Foundation course


About the course

This one day course provides learners with an overview of the regulations that apply to the decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas fields. It covers the rules that apply to the complete decommissioning process from concept planning to onshore disposal. Given the current climate and the need to reduce the taxpayer contribution to decommissioning, the course also considers how new cost saving approaches can conform to the current regulatory regime.

This course is suitable for anyone working in or interested in the decommissioning sector, and will develop learners’ knowledge of the applicable regulations and legislation.

At a glance

Available dates

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1 day (7 study hours)


Virtual classroom




£575 plus VAT

Early Bird

Book up to six weeks in advance of the start date of your chosen course to take advantage of the Early Bird discount


Learning outcomes

  • Explain the knowledge necessary for project readiness, thus enhancing company’s ability to deliver successful decommissioning programmes
  • Gain an overview of North Sea decommissioning and an understanding of the applicable regulations and legislation in the region
  • Identify the key considerations to be made at each stage of a decommissioning project, including the planning process and the submission of the required documentation prior to commencement of the execution phase

Course structure

Day by day content

Day one

Overview of decommissioning in the North Sea

  • North Sea infrastructure
  • When is the end?
  • Decommissioning commitment
  • Learning from other sectors



  • Decommissioning legislation and regulations
  • Safety
  • Decommissioning programme
  • Role of the regulators
  • PLANC register


Planning for decommissioning

  • Asset late life considerations
  • Collaboration and campaigning
  • Project management and liabilities
  • Cost estimations
  • Contracting strategy
  • Stakeholders


Group exercise (completed following the course)

  • High level review of a typical outline decommissioning programme for a typical North Sea oil and gas field, highlighting the regulations and planning considerations associated with each section of the programme.

What past delegates have said

A great introduction to fundamentals

Nigel John Bailey, Perenco

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