UNEP-Norway Partnership Training Resource Library for Reducing Pollution Risks Associated with the Energy Sector

Decommissioning Oil & Gas Facilities and Infrastructure

Course overview

What is the aim of the Decommissioning course?

Enhance understanding of the initial phases for decommissioning oil field infrastructure, both onshore and offshore, and related environmental considerations. This course covers the roles and responsibilities under national and international legal frameworks as well as financing, challenges, and key steps to ensure sustainable decommissioning.

What are the learning objectives of the course?

Participants are expected to:

  • Develop basic knowledge on, and understand the role of, decommissioning in the oil & gas value chain;
  • Appreciate environmental issues/concerns associated with decommissioning and remediation of oil & gas installations;
  • Understand the socio-economic opportunities, risks, costs, and technological challenges related to both offshore and onshore decommissioning, enhanced through case study examples; and,
  • Familiarize with environmental regulatory and legal frameworks and institutions associated with oil & gas infrastructure decommissioning, including institutional roles and responsibilities, financing, and constraints.

Who is the target audience?

This course targets government officials responsible for regulation, monitoring, or implementation of environmental legislation in the oil & gas sector, as well as members of industry, civil society, and academia with roles related to environmental regulation, advisory, or management in the oil & gas sector.

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