Decommissioning programme development and execution
About the course
This course provides you with an awareness of the approaches, issues and challenges associated with decommissioning for North Sea oil and gas fields.
It details the complete decommissioning process from beginning to end covering: planning activities and considerations; well plugging and abandonment activities; approaches to the decommissioning of structures and pipelines and the associated onshore activities. In addition, given the current climate and the need to reduce the taxpayer contribution to decommissioning, innovation leading to cost saving approaches to decommissioning will be considered and discussed.
This course is suitable for anyone working in or interested in the decommissioning sector, and will develop your knowledge of the various stages of a decommissioning project and what is involved, including the applicable regulations and legislation.
Explaining a variety of pipe-lay and pipeline protection methods for rigid and flexible risers, this course will develop your ability and confidence to select the most suitable method for different scenarios. Associated activities including surveying, diving and pre-commissioning are discussed, as well as the latest methods for decommissioning pipelines. This course also covers the construction process for risers, spools, stalk-ons, pipeline end manifolds (PLEMs) and terminations (PLETs) as well as alternative installation methods such as mechanical connectors.