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Decommissioning fund expansion could spell global opportunities for offshore supply chain

9 August 2018

The leading representative association for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has said that a fresh round of funding for decommissioning projects, announced by the Scottish Government today, has the potential to bolster the supply chain’s standing on the world stage.


£5 million has been made available in the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund with a widened scope to cover both capital and resource projects. Applications for the latest round are now being accepted and will close on the 28 September 2018.


In response to the latest announcement from the Decommissioning Challenge Fund, Oil & Gas UK Supply Chain director, Matt Abraham said:


“The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has a world-class supply chain with the capabilities and expertise to lead the way in decommissioning.


“With a commitment to reducing decommissioning costs while serving this legal obligation, this fresh round of funding has the potential to bolster the supply chain’s reputation and open new opportunities in emerging markets.


“The decommissioning market is now a steady feature on the UKCS landscape alongside continued upstream operations. Our message to the supply chain is to realise the potential of this opportunity  and help establish the UK plc as a leader in this area.”




Notes to Editors

  • Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.
  • Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Natalie Coupar on 01224 577343 / [email protected]


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