Oil & Gas UK has published a suite of documents to help operators and contractors prepare for decommissioning projects. The annual Decommissioning Insight is the leading forecast for decommissioning activity on the UKCS and this year it draws on the plans of 27 operators in Oil & Gas UK’s membership. The 2013 survey indicates that a total of £10.4 billion is to be spent on the decommissioning of assets on the UKCS between 2013 and 2022.
Also released are the Guidelines on Decommissioning Cost Estimation 2013 and a report on the Decommissioning of Pipelines in the North Sea Region, which provides a picture of the scale of pipeline infrastructure, an overview of pipeline decommissioning to date and highlights the technical capabilities and limitations that currently impact on decommissioning.
The documents were launched at the annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews, which ran from 1 to 3 October and attracted over 300 delegates.