Decom North Sea unveils decommissioning support website

Decom North Sea has launched the Late Life Planning Portal.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKDecom North Sea (DNS) has launched the Late Life Planning Portal.

The website – also known as L2P2 – has been designed to support theNorth Sea oil and gas industry in planning and executing late-life and decommissioning projects, and is said to provide a single access point for knowledge sharing and cross-sector learning.

It supports DNS’ aim to bring regulators, operators, and the supply chain together to create a cooperative environment that can best assist the decommissioning industry.

CEO Roger Esson said: “Decommissioning is a long game, with over 40 years of decommissioning activity yet to take place and around 90% of North Sea assets yet to be decommissioned.

“For that to happen as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible in the long term, we need to make good decisions in the late life phase.”

He described the portal as providing “the ultimate decommissioning toolkit: a repository for lessons learned, a forum for discussion and a gateway to contacts, analytics and market intelligence.

“At this stage in any industry, a toolkit such as this provides fundamental support in achieving the overarching objectives of efficiency, simplification, standardization, and cooperation.”

Decom North Sea business manager/L2P2 project manager Pamela Ogilvie added: “It is now up to industry to share the tools and processes that have materially added value to their decommissioning projects, so that others can share the benefits.”


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