Offshore Energies UK identifies multi-billion pound business opportunity in North Sea decommissioning

16/11/2023
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OFFSHORE ENERGIES UK (OEUK), the prominent representative body for the UK’s offshore energy industry, is set to unveil its annual Decommissioning Insight report, highlighting a significant business opportunity in the multi-billion-pound sector.

Scheduled for release next week, the report delves into the intricacies of decommissioning—an extensive process involving the withdrawal of offshore energy infrastructure from service when it is no longer needed or has reached the end of its lifecycle.

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OEUK’s comprehensive report offers a unique perspective on the challenges and market prospects within the decommissioning sector, encompassing some of the most extensive and intricate engineering projects in the North Sea. The authoritative analysis serves as a focal point for discussions at OEUK’s upcoming Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews.

The report meticulously outlines the requirements for decommissioning and recycling materials from numerous oil and gas platforms across UK, Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch waters. With a retrospective examination of the sector’s performance in 2022, the report also addresses the challenges and opportunities anticipated in the decade ahead.

The much-anticipated report is slated for launch on Tuesday, November 21st, coinciding with OEUK’s annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference. This initiative aims to shed light on the burgeoning business opportunities in decommissioning and foster dialogue around the future landscape of the North Sea’s offshore energy industry.

As the offshore energy landscape continues to evolve, OEUK’s insights offer a valuable perspective on the potential economic windfall associated with the decommissioning sector, positioning it as a key player in the sustainable and lucrative future of the UK’s energy industry.

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