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decommissioned; decommissioning

Our History

The UK industry has been working on decommissioning projects for decades, and OEUK has been at the forefront. Many in the industry will remember workgroup 4 (WG4), first established in 2007.

The supply chain became an integral part of OEUK’s remit. This was a pivotal moment in this industry. It helped to drive collaborative behaviours which the wider industry can learn from.

WG4 was responsible for launching many initiatives. This includes the first of its market-leading guidelines, the annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference and the Insight report. Together, this demonstrates great things happen when operators and the supply chain work toward the same goals.

Explore our OEUK history in the Decommissioning industry.

Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2021

At last year’s conference, Innovation is at the heart of our conference, which aims to drive transformational change in every aspect of decommissioning as we focus on securing our industry’s role in the low carbon economy. We’ll provide the latest insight on decommissioning market intelligence enabling clients and suppliers to do business more effectively, examine low carbon decommissioning options and explore new technologies to grow our understanding of their impact on our industry.


Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2022

Energising Decommissioning will be the theme of this year’s Conference hosted by OEUK.

One of the most comprehensive events in the industry’s calendar, this event continues to be a key date for specialists to meet and discuss learnings from completed projects, the pertinent issues of the day and set the scene for the future.


Decommissioning Insight Report 2023

OEUK’s Decommissioning Insight 2023 report offers a unique overview of the challenges and market opportunities in the sector which involve some of the biggest and most complex engineering projects ever faced in the North Sea.


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Decommissioning resources

OEUK’s ‘decommissioning unwrapped’ series aims to unravel the layers of complexity sometimes associated with decommissioning and look at its emerging role in the energy transition.

Consisting of five short films, they focus on different themes: supply chain technology and innovation; well decommissioning expertise; the scope and scale of removals and disposal; plus a focus on decommissioning costs and taxation.

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