Introduction to Offshore Decommissioning
In Introduction to Offshore Decommissioning, you'll learn ...
- Laws, regulations, and guidelines applied to decommissioning
- Methods and challenges around well plugging and abandonment and flow line abandonment
- Options for the removal and disposal of offshore structures, including jackets, topsides, drill cutting piles and pipelines
- Safety and environmental aspects of decommissioning
- Strategic late-life management and decommissioning decisions related to ownership and liability
Decommissioning is the process of deciding how best to shut down operations at the end of a field’s life, closing the wells, cleaning up, making the installation safe, removing some or all of the facilities and reusing or disposing of them, as appropriate.
For most of the history of the offshore oil and gas industry, facility decommissioning, sometimes called abandonment, has barely been a footnote in overall operations. However, decommissioning is not an optional exercise done at the whim of the operator. It is a regulatory requirement.
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and implementing regulations establish decommissioning obligations to which operators must commit when they sign an offshore lease under the OCSLA.
This course gives an overview of each phase of the decommissioning process from financial and commercial considerations at the planning stage, to well plugging and abandonment and the offshore decommissioning of platforms, pipelines and subsea structures.
This course is a great primer for any engineer that would like to learn more about the decommissioning process, particularly those who work in the oil & gas industry.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Decommissioning rules and regulations
- How to identify and engage critical stakeholders
- Well Plugging and Abandonment
- Flow line Abandonment
- Jacket and topsides removal options
- The importance of planning and communication
- Environment, safety, preparation, and disposal in decommissioning
- Wells P&A Overview
- Cost estimation in decommissioning
- Decommissioning liability and ongoing liabilities
- Benefits of the rigs-to-reefs program
- Onshore dismantling and decontamination
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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