Planning for Decommissioning: Fundamentals


Learn how to effectively plan the decommissioning of an oilfield.

Developed in collaboration with the UK Regulatory Authorities OGA, BEIS and HSE, this course will enable participants to understand the components of a successful Decommissioning Project Plan, which takes all stages and associated legislation into account.

  • Duration:

    2 – 3 hours

  • Availability:

    Available Now

Course Details


This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of decommissioning an oilfield using a North Sea platform as an example.

The course is built around a project plan which will take you through the seven phases of decommissioning. You will gain an insight into late life and cessation of production, through to disposal. The course includes a summary of UK legislation.

An explanation of the differences between derogation and non-derogation examples is included.

Throughout the course an interactive timeline demonstrates the consequences of decisions that are taken during the project.

Learning Outcomes

Through engagement in this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the activities that are part of a decommissioning project plan.
  • Recognise how these activities interact and understand the scheduling of them into a project timeline.
  • Understand the main legislation that is specific to UK offshore decommissioning, including the differences between derogation and non-derogation.

Intended Audience

This course will be valuable to anyone managing, working or intending to work in the decommissioning sector of the Oil and Gas industry. It will be particularly relevant to individuals who need an overview of decommissioning activities and applicable UK legislation.

Learning Resources

This online course has been developed by industry experts.

The course is structured into five easy to access interactive lessons.

At the end you will have the opportunity to complete a short quiz and receive a certificate of completion. You are free to complete the quiz an unlimited number of times.