Decommissioning in the North Sea

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Key features

The O&G Decommissioning sector offers a significant socio-economic opportunity in terms of job creation in the Scottish, UK and European supply chains, and an opportunity for North Sea based firms to export expertise to other parts of the world.

There is a need to continue to develop the existing Oil & Gas (O&G) and decommissioning supply chain to meet future increases in demand associated with Decommissioning in the North Sea. This offers a significant opportunity to the supply chain in a growth market, and will require a range of highly skilled and high value capability. A range of activities will require innovation in terms of technical and management approaches to drive down the costs of decommissioning. There are other areas that will need significant growth in capacity to meet the demands of the market.

The ‘Decommissioning in the North Sea: Review of Decommissioning Capacity’ report, prepared by Arup and commissioned by Decom North Sea (DNS) and Scottish Enterprise, seeks to provide an overview of the scale and nature of the decommissioning market in the next decade highlighting areas where there are potential bottlenecks in the supply chain.