1. Decommissioning Insight reports

The decommissioning insight report is one of OGUK’s flagship annual reports. The Decommissioning insight report has been published since 2010 and is released at our annual decommissioning conference held in St. Andrews in November. The insight report provides a snapshot of decommissioning activity and expenditure over the next decade. Data is provided by the operators in the North Sea through the OGA’s asset stewardship process. Data is also provided from Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands to provide a North Sea basin perspective.




Access all OGUK Decommissioning publications here.


2. OGUK Industry publications and Guidelines

OGUK have created a suite of decommissioning related guidelines, links to which can be found below. These guidelines are free to download for members and can be purchased online by non-members.

We will be looking to review and update of necessary a number of these guidelines, so please feel free to get in touch should you have experience in a certain area and wish to be part of the review process.

Decommissioning Work Breakdown Structure Guidelines

Well Decommissioning  Guidelines

Decommissioning of Steel Piled Jackets in the North Sea Region

Guidelines for Comparative Assessment in Decommissioning Programmes

Guideline on Decommissioning Cost Estimation

3. Decommissioning Forums & Work groups

Decommissioning Forum – Download Terms of Reference
Decommissioning Operator Technical Group (DOTG) – Download Terms of Reference
Well Decommissioning Operator Network – Download Terms of Reference
Comparative Assessment Guidelines Work group – Download Terms of Reference
Bench-marking Work group – Download Terms of Reference

Learn more about OGUK Forums and Work groups here and get involved.

4. Industry consultations

Strengthening the UK’s Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Industry – Download the Call for evidence Response.

5. Events

Check the next Decommissioning events here.

6. Useful Links

Decommissioning programmes

OGA Decommissioning

OGA Decommissioning learning portal

OGA Decommissioning road map

OGTC Decommissioning Solution Centres

SME Decommissioning Programme

Deccom Action Plan – Scottish Enterprise

Oil and gas decommissioning sector plan