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Group Live Training Course

CoP & Decommissioning CoP & Decommissioning

Duration: 2 Days

Early bird: $1,900

Regular registration: $2,250

Delivery Date
Early Bird
14 - 15 Oct 202414 Sep 2024

Course Overview:

Our 2-day training course offers comprehensive insights into the complex process of winding down operations and safely decommissioning facilities, both offshore and onshore, while minimizing environmental impact, ensuring regulatory compliance, and maximizing resource recovery. To view the 4-day version of our CoP & Decommissioning training course, click here.

Designed to accommodate professionals from diverse industries, the course covers key aspects such as regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, environmental considerations, and future trends. Participants will engage in interactive case studies and discussions to apply the principles learned to real-world scenarios. Experienced instructors will guide participants through the complexities of decommissioning while providing them with guidelines for effective project planning and execution.

  • Late Life Issues/Considerations
    • What are the issues that late life brings?
    • Asset planning process & late life impacts
    • Cessation of production decision making
    • Partner considerations/constraints
    • Regulator considerations/discussions
    • Managing expectations of stakeholders
    • Current decommissioning considerations
  • Cessation of Production (CoP) Planning
    • Rules, regulations & economic assessments
    • CoP decision robustness & preparation
    • Legal/commercial considerations
    • Common mistakes made
    • Decommissioning funding release
    • Production to decommissioning transition
  • Decommissioning – the Scale of the Industry Problem
    • Scope of decommissioning
    • Statistics (types of installations)/locations
    • Projected decommissioning cost trends
    • Business issues to be managed
    • Stakeholders
    • Perception and reputation
  • Decommissioning Environment
    • International, national & local regulations
    • Stakeholder engagement strategies
    • Stakeholder perception issues
    • Flash points in stakeholder engagement
    • Key project drivers/success factors
    • Long-term liability issues
  • Setting up Decommissioning Projects
    • Governance processes
    • Identifying decommissioning scope/costs
    • Decommissioning – unresolved issues
    • Execution scenario planning
    • Contracting strategies
    • Organizational issues/project resourcing
    • Drivers, challenges and risks
    • Supply chain issues
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Comparative Assessment
    • Corporate values
    • Storyboard & external affairs
    • Comparative assessment process
    • Comparative assessment issues
  • Preparatory Work (Engineering and Project Management)
    • Scope of preparatory activities
    • Sequencing of works
    • Data gathering, surveys & access
    • Engineering down of services
    • Temporary utilities & life support options
    • Interfaces & management
    • Inventory removal/cleaning
    • Control of works/HSE issues
    • Cutting, dredging & temporary lifting
  • Well Plugging & Abandonment
    • Well abandonment
    • Well plugging technology
      • Platform wells
      • Subsea sells
  • Analyze late life asset issues and considerations
  • Review the cessation of production planning process and its requirements
  • Learn about key issues associated with decommissioning projects
  • Understand decommissioning environments, regulations and engagement strategies
  • Implement optimized decommissioning project plans
  • Complete a series of production cessation and decommissioning case studies
  • Engage with various technologies
  • Network with a variety of influential personnel

This course is designed for professionals across various industries, including project managers, environmental consultants, regulatory authorities, facility managers, engineers, sustainability officers, health and safety specialists, asset managers, and stakeholder engagement specialists, who seek to gain a comprehensive understanding of cessation of production and decommissioning processes applicable to their respective fields.

Paul Brindley has over 30 years of experience in Late Life and Decommissioning projects, currently serving as the German OSPAR Delegation Technical Advisor for decommissioning matters where he engages in international negotiations, interprets agreements, ensures compliance with decommissioning decisions, and facilitates technology development.

His roles have spanned Project Manager, Corporate Late Life / Decommissioning Manager, and he now offers independent consultancy services to Governments, Operators, and Supply Chain entities across various regions.

  • Registration will only be confirmed once payment is received in full and notification is received back from AIE.
  • It is the responsibility of the attendee to ensure that they have an adequate internet connection as well as audio and microphone facilities.
  • Payments are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. However, substitute delegates are permitted at any time by providing advance notice to AIE.
  • In the event that AIE postpones the course and the delegate is unable or unwilling to attend on the rescheduled date, a full refund of monies will be provided.
  • AIE shall assume no liability in the event of this conference being cancelled due to any unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances.