Guidance

Oil + gas: decommissioning of offshore installations + pipelines

Decommissioning programmes, including dates, locations, installations decommissioned, method of decommissioning and close-out reports where available.

Overview

The decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations and pipelines on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) is controlled through the Petroleum Act 1998.

The responsibility for ensuring that the requirements of the Petroleum Act 1998 are complied with rests with the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) which sits within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Owners of oil and gas installations and pipelines are required to decommission their offshore infrastructure at the end of a field’s economic life and the 1998 Act requires owners to set out the measures to decommission disused installations and/or pipelines in a decommissioning programme.

A decommissioning programme must identify all the items of equipment, infrastructure and materials that have been installed or drilled and describe the decommissioning solution for each.

OPRED aims to be transparent in its consideration of decommissioning programmes. As a result members of the public, other organisations, non-governmental organisations and other government departments or agencies are invited to comment on the proposals set out in a programme.

Details of the current programmes under consideration are noted in the table below.

OPRED provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for decommissioning. Final guidance on the Environmental Considerations for Decommissioning (Section 12) has now been incorporated into the guidance notes Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Guidance Notes November 2018 (PDF, 1.27 MB, 138 pages). Please see Updates to Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Guidance

Financial Assurance Guidance for the Decommissioning of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations and Pipelines. Financial Assurance Guidance (PDF, 278 KB, 17 pages)

The guidance outlines how the government assesses the financial capability of persons with a relevant interest in or considering taking an interest in an offshore oil or gas field. For the purposes of satisfying the Secretary of State that that person will be capable of carrying out a decommissioning programme in relation to that interest.

It explains our financial assurance policy and existing processes setting out the steps taken to assess the financial health of offshore oil and gas companies with an interest or potential interest in a field, outlining how and when we may use the statutory powers set out in the Petroleum Act 1998.

If you have any comments or questions relevant to the guidance, please email us at odu@energysecurity.gov.uk.

Proposed changes to charging a fee in respect of decommissioning offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines under the Petroleum Act 1998 as amended by the Energy Act 2008

The aim of this consultation was to formally seek views from stakeholders such as offshore oil and gas operators, companies with an interest in decommissioning offshore oil and gas installations and pipelines, and other interested parties, on the proposal to update the charging regime for activity related to the regulatory functions for the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations. Fees consultation document - May 2021 (PDF, 224 KB, 19 pages) Offshore oil and gas cost recovery consultation impact assessment (PDF, 247 KB, 11 pages) Response to consultation document - April 2022 (PDF, 189 KB, 12 pages)

If you have any questions regarding the proposed changes please direct these to odu@energysecurity.gov.uk.

Draft decommissioning programmes under consideration

Decommissioning Programme Operator Main Points of DP Documents
Liverpool Bay Asset - Lennox, Hamilton, Hamilton North Eni UK Limited Topsides removal, removal of spools, umbilicals and exposed stabilisation features in the near platform areas LBA DP (MS Word Document, 5.85 MB) LBA CA (MS Word Document, 4.98 MB) LBA EA (MS Word Document, 8.97 MB)
Solan Decommissioning Programmes Premier Oil UK Limited Topside, Jacket, subsea installations, stabilisation features, pipelines, umbilicals and risers to be recovered to shore for re-use, recycling or disposal. Any deposited rock will be dispersed and left in situ. All piles will be cut to a target depth of 3m below the average natural seabed level. Solan Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 9.2 MB, 76 pages) Solan Comparative Assessment (PDF, 6.19 MB, 65 pages) Solan Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 6.97 MB, 133 pages)
Calder, Dalton & Millom Installations and Pipelines Chrysaor Resources (Irish Sea) Limited Platforms, subsea installations, surface laid pipelines and umbilicals to be recovered to shore for re-use or recycling. Buried pipelines and Calder trunkline to be left in situ. Protection/stabilisation features will be recovered to shore. EIS DP (PDF, 6.96 MB, 78 pages) EIS CA (PDF, 11.7 MB, 115 pages) EIS EA (PDF, 7.53 MB, 157 pages)
Otter Protection Structures Roof Hatches Removal TAQA Bratani Limited Removal of nine roof hatches from the Otter manifold and WHPS. Hatches will be returned to shore for re-use, recycling or disposal. Otter Protection Structures Roof Hatches Removal (PDF, 1.37 MB, 34 pages)
Durango Subsea Installation Perenco North Sea Limited Wellhead protection structure will be recovered to shore for either re-use, recycling, or disposal. Durango Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 938 KB, 33 pages) Durango Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 3.85 MB, 88 pages)
Guinevere Pipelines Perenco Gas (UK) Limited Partial removal of pipelines and remaining section of buried/trenched pipelines to remain in situ. Guinevere Pipelines DP (PDF, 1.87 MB, 39 pages) Guinevere Pipelines CA (PDF, 2.71 MB, 62 pages) Guinevere Pipelines EA (PDF, 4.39 MB, 102 pages)
Garrow Energean UK Ltd Small steel platform and surface laid sections of pipelines will be recovered to shore for re-use or recycling. Protection/stabilisation features will be recovered to shore. Buried section of pipelines and stabilisation features to be left in situ. Garrow DP (PDF, 5.16 MB, 47 pages) Garrow CA (PDF, 2.88 MB, 36 pages) Garrow EA (PDF, 8.05 MB, 103 pages)
Thistle Upper Jacket EnQuest Heather Limited The upper jacket and pipeline risers will be cut between 65 m and 75 m below LAT and recovered to shore. Thistle Upper Jacket DP (PDF, 3.53 MB, 46 pages)
Eider Upper Jacket TAQA Bratani Limited The Eider Upper Jacket and pipeline risers will be cut to a depth of approximately 127m below lowest astronomical tide and recovered to shore for recycling or disposal. Eider Upper Jacket DP (PDF, 3.47 MB, 44 pages) Eider Upper Jacket EA (PDF, 3.22 MB, 93 pages)
East Brae Upper Jacket TAQA Bratani Limited The East Brae Upper Jacket and pipeline risers will be cut to a depth of approximately 97m below lowest astronomical tide and recovered to shore for recycling or disposal. East Brae Upper Jacket DP (PDF, 1.71 MB, 38 pages)
Beauly Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited The wellhead and WHPS will be recovered to shore. The trenched and buried pipelines and umbilicals will be decommissioned in situ. The exposed sections will be either trenched and buried or covered with rock. All surface laid spools/jumpers will be recovered to shore. Beauly DP (PDF, 4.89 MB, 40 pages) Beauly & Burghley CA (PDF, 11.5 MB, 73 pages) Beauly & Burghley EA (PDF, 12.6 MB, 97 pages)
Burghley Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited The valve skid, wellhead and WHPS will be recovered to shore. The trenched and buried pipelines and umbilicals will be decommissioned in situ. The exposed sections will be either trenched and buied or covered with rock. All surface laid spools/jumpers will be recovered to shore. Burghley DP (PDF, 5.16 MB, 42 pages) Beauly & Burghley CA (PDF, 11.5 MB, 73 pages) Beauly & Burghley EA (PDF, 12.6 MB, 97 pages)
Dunlin Alpha Fairfield Betula Limited Decommissioning in situ of Dunlin Alpha concrete gravity based structure and storage cells. Dunlin Alpha Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 6.5 MB, 77 pages) Dunlin Alpha Decommissioning Comparative Assessment Report (PDF, 3.66 MB, 133 pages) Dunlin Alpha Decommissioning Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 6.58 MB, 176 pages)
Brae Alpha, Brae Bravo, Central Brae, West Brae and Sedgwick Marathon Oil UK LLC Removal of Brae Alpha and Brae Bravo jackets to the top of the footings. Removal of Central Brae, West Brae and Sedgwick subsea installations. Pipelines to be decommissioned in a variety of ways including removal, trenching and leave in situ. Brae Alpha, Brae Bravo, Central Brae, West Brae and Sedgwick Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 15.3 MB, 120 pages) Brae A etc, Environmental Statement – Main Report (PDF, 14.6 MB, 80 pages) Brae A etc. Environmental Statement - Technical Appendices (PDF, 13.3 MB, 96 pages) Brae A Substructure Comparative Assessment (PDF, 1.7 MB, 30 pages) Brae B Substructure Comparative Assessment (PDF, 1.59 MB, 30 pages) Brae Area Subsea Assets Comparative Assessment (PDF, 6.84 MB, 43 pages)
Brent Shell U.K. Limited Decommissioning in situ of Brent Bravo, Charlie and Delta concrete gravity based structures. Brent Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 12 MB, 322 pages) Brent ES (PDF, 12.5 MB, 475 pages) Brent EIA (PDF, 5.05 MB, 429 pages) Brent ES Appendix (PDF, 2.52 MB, 45 pages) A suite of detailed Technical Documents which support the Decommissioning Programmes documents are available on the Shell Website
Atlantic and Cromarty BG Global Energy Limited and Hess Limited Manifold and WHPS to be removed for recycling/disposal. Partial removal of pipelines and remaining section of buried/trenched pipelines to remain in situ. Atlantic & Cromarty Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 1.76 MB, 50 pages) Atlantic & Cromarty Stakeholder Report (PDF, 1.11 MB, 32 pages) Atlantic & Cromarty Environmental Impact Assessment (PDF, 4.5 MB, 109 pages) Atlantic & Cromarty Comparative Assessment (PDF, 2.06 MB, 110 pages)

Approved decommissioning programmes

Decommissioning Programme and Approval Date Operator at approval Operator following licence / company change Revision Details and Approval Date Close out report and Date Accepted
KGP Final DP (PDF, 2.49 MB, 56 pages) KGP Final CA (PDF, 1.83 MB, 48 pages) KGP Final EA (PDF, 3.12 MB, 74 pages) May 2024 Gassco AS -           -           -            
Rochelle WHPS and Jumper DPs (PDF, 2.87 MB, 41 pages) May 2024 CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited -           -           -            
Leman 27H + 27J Topsides DP (PDF, 3.36 MB, 80 pages) April 2024 Perenco UK Limited -           -           -            
Trees Protection Cages (Birch, Larch and Sycamore) DP (PDF, 2.59 MB, 38 pages) February 2024 Spirit Energy North Sea Oil Limited -           -           -            
Leman F & G DP (PDF, 9.92 MB, 86 pages) Leman F & G CA (PDF, 9.5 MB, 63 pages) Leman F & G EA (PDF, 15.1 MB, 165 pages) January 2024 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -            
Helvellyn CA (PDF, 9.84 MB, 46 pages) Helvellyn EA (PDF, 7.37 MB, 101 pages) Helvellyn DP (PDF, 4.75 MB, 44 pages) January 2024 Waldorf Petroleum Resources Limited -           -           -            
Western Isles Subsea Final DP (PDF, 9.34 MB, 75 pages) Western Isles Subsea EA Final (PDF, 7.1 MB, 141 pages) Western Isles Subsea CA Final (PDF, 5.49 MB, 74 pages) October 2023 Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited -           -           -            
Devenick (PDF, 2.24 MB, 54 pages) Devenick CA (PDF, 2.02 MB, 58 pages) Devenick EA (PDF, 6.14 MB, 127 pages) October 2023 Taqa Bratani Limited -           -           -            
Western Isles FPSO DP (PDF, 5.78 MB, 65 pages) September 2023 Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited -           -           -            
Heather Pipelines DP (PDF, 4.22 MB, 56 pages) Heather Pipelines CA (PDF, 5.35 MB, 72 pages) Heather Pipelines EA (PDF, 6.78 MB, 117 pages) September 2023 EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           -            
PLU6294 DP (PDF, 1.08 MB, 37 pages) September 2023 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -            
Chestnut Phase 2 DP (PDF, 5.6 MB, 57 pages) Chestnut Phase 2 EA (PDF, 7.97 MB, 104 pages) Chestnut Phase 2 CA (PDF, 4.42 MB, 67 pages) June 2023 Spirit Energy North Sea Oil Limited -           -           -            
Heather Upper Jacket DP (PDF, 3.24 MB, 41 pages) March 2023 EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           -            
Saltire A Topsides and Saltire Area Subsea Infrastructure DPs (PDF, 7.37 MB, 69 pages) Saltire EA (PDF, 7.09 MB, 109 pages) Saltire CA (PDF, 4.61 MB, 111 pages) December 2022 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited -           -           -            
Causeway & Fionn DP (PDF, 4.56 MB, 64 pages) Causeway & Fionn EA (PDF, 6.78 MB, 94 pages) Causeway & Fionn CA (PDF, 2.03 MB, 41 pages) December 2022 Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited -           -           -            
Johnston DP (PDF, 2.18 MB, 43 pages) Johnston EA (PDF, 5.25 MB, 121 pages) Johnston CA (PDF, 1.64 MB, 62 pages) December 2022 Premier Oil E&P UK EU Limited -           -           -            
Duart DP (PDF, 11.2 MB, 55 pages) Tartan Subsea EA (PDF, 36.4 MB, 137 pages) Tartan Subsea CA (PDF, 5.5 MB, 135 pages) November 2022 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited -           -           -            
Tartan N Terrace (TNT) & Tartan Satellite (TS) Subsea DPs (PDF, 4.07 MB, 72 pages) Tartan Subsea EA (PDF, 36.4 MB, 137 pages) Tartan Subsea CA (PDF, 5.5 MB, 135 pages) November 2022 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited -           -           -            
Tartan Topsides DP (PDF, 8.28 MB, 46 pages) Tartan Subsea EA (PDF, 36.4 MB, 137 pages) November 2022 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited -           -           -            
Lancaster Field Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.51 MB, 37 pages) November 2022 Hurricane Energy PLC -           -           -            
Hewett Area Subsea Installations DP (PDF, 4.45 MB, 54 pages) Hewett Area Subsea Installations EA (PDF, 14.8 MB, 150 pages) November 2022 Eni UK Limited -           -           -            
Scoter and Merganser DP (PDF, 4.63 MB, 92 pages) Scoter and Merganser CA (PDF, 1.94 MB, 47 pages) Scoter and Merganser EA (PDF, 6.4 MB, 130 pages) September 2022 Shell UK Limited -           -           -            
Sean DP (PDF, 5.05 MB, 64 pages) Sean CA (PDF, 2.8 MB, 110 pages) Sean EA (PDF, 9.44 MB, 171 pages) August 2022 ONE-Dyas UK Limited -           -           -            
Caister CDP1b (PDF, 5.96 MB, 56 pages) CMS Area EA (PDF, 10.4 MB, 171 pages) CMS Area CA (PDF, 13.5 MB, 145 pages) July 2022 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Caister-Murdoch System CDP2 (PDF, 15.7 MB, 131 pages) CMS Area EA (PDF, 10.4 MB, 171 pages) CMS Area CA (PDF, 13.5 MB, 145 pages) July 2022 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Murdoch CDP3 (PDF, 8.53 MB, 83 pages) CMS Area EA (PDF, 10.4 MB, 171 pages) CMS Area CA (PDF, 13.5 MB, 145 pages) July 2022 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Brae Bravo Upper Jacket Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.76 MB, 41 pages) June 2022 TAQA Bratani Limited -           -           -            
LOGGS Saturn Satellites LDP2 (PDF, 20 MB, 90 pages) LOGGS LDP2 - LDP5 Comparative Assessment (PDF, 3.21 MB, 203 pages) LOGGS LDP2 - LDP5 EA (PDF, 7.5 MB, 181 pages) June 2022 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Foinaven FPSO Offstation DP (PDF, 3.76 MB, 60 pages) May 2022 Britoil Limited -           -           -            
LOGGS V-Fields LDP4 (PDF, 20.8 MB, 83 pages) LOGGS LDP2 - LDP5 Comparative Assessment (PDF, 3.21 MB, 203 pages) LOGGS LDP2 - LDP5 EA (PDF, 7.5 MB, 181 pages) April 2022 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -                
Hummingbird Spirit FPSO Sail away and Chestnut Riser Disconnection (PDF, 2.96 MB, 47 pages) March 2022 Spirit Energy North Sea Oil Limited -           -           -                 
Victoria DP (PDF, 2.54 MB, 42 pages) Victoria CA (PDF, 1.81 MB, 48 pages) Victoria EA (PDF, 18.4 MB, 158 pages) April 2022 NEO Energy (SNS) Limited -           -           -            
Wenlock DP (PDF, 4.72 MB, 51 pages) Wenlock CA (PDF, 3.84 MB, 44 pages) Wenlock EA (PDF, 6.74 MB, 119 pages) February 2022 Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited Energean UK Ltd -           -            
Cormorant Alpha Topsides DP (PDF, 3.91 MB, 81 pages) Cormorant Alpha Topsides EA (PDF, 8.21 MB, 117 pages) February 2022 TAQA Bratani Limited -           -           -             
Caledonia Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 3.1 MB, 50 pages) Caledonia Comparative Assessment (PDF, 2.04 MB, 64 pages) Caledonia Environmental Assessment (PDF, 5.56 MB, 113 pages) February 2022 Premier Oil UK Limited -           -           -            
Thistle Topsides Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 3.11 MB, 38 pages) December 2021 EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           -            
Indefatigable 18A Topsides Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.29 MB, 50 pages) December 2021 Perenco UK Limited -           -           -            
Banff and Kyle Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 3.23 MB, 71 pages) Banff and Kyle Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 7.07 MB, 114 pages) Banff and Kyle Comparative Assessment (PDF, 2.75 MB, 106 pages) November 2021 CNR International (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Ensign installation DP (PDF, 2.52 MB, 37 pages) Ensign Pipelines DP (PDF, 1.99 MB, 42 pages) Ensign CA (PDF, 1.67 MB, 48 pages) Ensign EA (PDF, 9.45 MB, 134 pages) August 2021 Spirit Energy North Sea Limited -           -           -            
Conrie, Don SW, W Don and Ythan Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 7.29 MB, 88 pages) Don SW and W Don Comparative Assessment (PDF, 5.33 MB, 76 pages) Conrie, Don SW, W Don and Ythan Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 8.07 MB, 132 pages) August 2021 EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           -            
Fulmar and Auk North Topsides, Subsea Facilities and Pipelines Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 3.83 MB, 78 pages) Fulmar and Auk North Subsea Infrastructure and Pipelines Comparative Assessment (PDF, 4.63 MB, 144 pages) Fulmar & Auk North Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 5.17 MB, 114 pages) July 2021 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited -           -           -            
Heather Topsides Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 4.07 MB, 43 pages) July 2021 EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           -            
Kingfisher Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.95 MB, 76 pages) Kingfisher CA (PDF, 2.19 MB, 51 pages) Kingfisher EA (PDF, 3.48 MB, 119 pages) June 2021 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -            
Gaupe Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.86 MB, 47 pages) Gaupe CA (PDF, 1.32 MB, 51 pages) Gaupe EA (PDF, 5.77 MB, 113 pages) May 2021 A/S Norske Shell -           -           -            
PL301 Heimdal to Brae Pipeline Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 7.71 MB, 53 pages) PL301 Heimdal to Brae Pipeline Comparative Assessment (PDF, 6.77 MB, 55 pages) PL301 Heimdal to Brae Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 9.64 MB, 114 pages) April 2021 Equinor Energy AS -           -           -            
Hunter & Rita Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.1 MB, 44 pages) Hunter & Rita CA (PDF, 1.99 MB, 79 pages) Hunter & Rita EA (PDF, 4.96 MB, 131 pages) April 2021 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
LOGGS PR, LOGGS PC, LOGGS PP, LOGGS PA, North Valiant PD, & Associated Pipelines – LDP5 (PDF, 12.2 MB, 99 pages) Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited April 2021 -           -           -            
Windermere Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.95 MB, 41 pages) Windermere CA (PDF, 802 KB, 34 pages) Windermere ES (PDF, 7.86 MB, 231 pages) March 2021 INEOS UK SNS Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2025 & Change to decom solution for covering pipeline ends to use rock rather than backfill January 2024 -            
Hewett Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 5.76 MB, 69 pages) Hewett Environmental Appraisal (PDF, 16.9 MB, 134 pages) March 2021 ENI Hewett Limited -           -              
Buchan & Hannay Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 3.33 MB, 57 pages) Buchan & Hannay CA (PDF, 3.83 MB, 91 pages) Buchan & Hannay EA (PDF, 8.29 MB, 115 pages) March 2021 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited -           -           -            
Huntington Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.52 MB, 41 pages) Huntington CA (PDF, 1.86 MB, 62 pages) Huntington EA (PDF, 5.01 MB, 127 pages) March 2021 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
Northern Producer FPF and Don SW + W Don riser disconnection (PDF, 4.89 MB, 58 pages) March 2021 Submitted jointly by Qualimar Shipping Company Limited and EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           Northern Producer Close Out Report (PDF, 5.79 MB, 45 pages) July2024  
Balmoral Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 4.27 MB, 65 pages) Balmoral Area CA (PDF, 2.56 MB, 116 pages) Balmoral Area EA (PDF, 8.03 MB, 196 pages) February 2021 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
Brenda Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.76 MB, 47 pages) February 2021 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
Glamis Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.53 MB, 46 pages) February 2021 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
Nicol Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.68 MB, 45 pages) February 2021 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
Stirling Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 3.13 MB, 44 pages) February 2021 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
Topaz Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.21 MB, 31 pages) Topaz CA (PDF, 504 KB, 15 pages) Topaz EA (PDF, 1.22 MB, 37 pages) February 2021 INEOS UK SNS Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2025 & Change to decom solution for covering pipeline ends to use rock rather than backfill January 2024 -            
North Cormorant DP (PDF, 2.56 MB, 50 pages) North Cormorant EA (PDF, 7.26 MB, 93 pages) November 2020 TAQA Bratani Limited -           -           -            
Tern Topsides - Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.84 MB, 52 pages) Tern Topsides EA (PDF, 7.03 MB, 91 pages) November 2020 TAQA Bratani Limited -           -           -            
Fulmar & Auk North Preparation Work Scopes Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.53 MB, 35 pages) November 2020 Repsol Sinopec North Sea Limited -           -           -            
East Brae Topsides and Braemar Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 3.88 MB, 62 pages) September 2020 RockRose UKCS8 LLC TAQA Bratani Limited -           -            
Brent Alpha Jacket (PDF, 2.82 MB, 101 pages) July 2020 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -            
Amethyst A1D, A2D, B1D & C1D Topsides (PDF, 2.42 MB, 43 pages) July 2020 Perenco UK Limited -           -           -            
Anglia Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 2.18 MB, 61 pages) Anglia CA (PDF, 3.74 MB, 49 pages) Anglia EA (PDF, 5.83 MB, 120 pages) June 2020 Ithaca Energy UK Limited -           -           -            
Brynhild Pipelines (PDF, 1.98 MB, 50 pages) June 2020 Lundin Energy Norway AS Aker BP ASA - Brynhild Pipelines Close Out Report (PDF, 2.86 MB, 25 pages) March 2024  
Cormorant Alpha Derrick Structure Removal (PDF, 4.28 MB, 57 pages) June 2020 TAQA Bratani Limited -           -           Cormorant Alpha Derrick Structure Removal Close Out Report (PDF, 5.17 MB, 38 pages) December 2023  
Cavendish (PDF, 2.4 MB, 40 pages) June 2020 INEOS UK SNS Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2024 August 2022 2. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2025 & Change to decom solution for covering pipeline ends to use rock rather than backfill January 2024 -            
Banff and Kyle FPSO and FSO Float Off (PDF, 3.45 MB, 39 pages) May 2020 CNR International (U.K.) Limited -           -           Banff and Kyle FPSO and FSO Float Off Interim Close Out Report (PDF, 2.31 MB, 36 pages) May 2021  
Eider Topsides DP (PDF, 2.38 MB, 50 pages) May 2020 TAQA Bratani Limited -           -           -            
Ganymede, Europa, Callisto and NW Bell – LDP3 (PDF, 4.85 MB, 101 pages) May 2020 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Ganymede ZD Topsides - LDP3b (PDF, 2.31 MB, 46 pages) April 2020 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Huntington FPSO (Voyageur Spirit) (PDF, 1.19 MB, 21 pages) April 2020 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           -            
Caister - CDP1a (PDF, 2.93 MB, 49 pages) March 2020 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Alma & Galia DPs (PDF, 4.34 MB, 61 pages) March 2020 EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           -            
Brent Field Pipelines (PDF, 4.05 MB, 130 pages) March 2020 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -              
Thistle COS Tanks (PDF, 3.34 MB, 59 pages) January 2020 EnQuest Heather Limited -           -           -            
Banff SAL Buoy (PDF, 996 KB, 20 pages) November 2019 CNR International (U.K.) Limited. Decommissioning Programmes submitted by Teekay Petrojarl Floating Production UK Ltd. -           -             Banff SAL Buoy Interim Close Out Report (PDF, 1.22 MB, 12 pages) May 2021  
MacCulloch Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 1.36 MB, 40 pages) November 2019 Chrysaor Production (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Goldeneye (PDF, 3.41 MB, 53 pages) November 2019 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -             
Brae Alpha West Drilling Rig (PDF, 2.2 MB, 24 pages) September 2019 RockRose Energy UKCS8 LLC TAQA Bratani Limited - Brae Alpha West Drilling Rig Close Out Report (PDF, 1.68 MB, 24 pages) April 2024  
South Morecambe DP3/DP4 (PDF, 2.72 MB, 57 pages) September 2019 Spirit Energy Production UK Limited -           -           -            
Pickerill A&B Installations (PDF, 1.79 MB, 54 pages) September 2019 Perenco Gas (UK) Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2024 February 2022 -                
Minke Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 8.56 MB, 59 pages) September 2019 Neptune E&P UKCS Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2024 July 2021 -             
Ketch (PDF, 2.65 MB, 60 pages) August 2019 DNO North Sea (ROGB) Limited - 1. Allow for installation of UKNG Viking Cable & Change in decom solution of pipelines to full removal June 2022 2. Include pipeline and fibre optic crossings into DP & Change in decom solution for pipelines remaining under rock berms & additional rock dump on pipeline ends September 2022 3. To alter the S29Holders November 2023 4. Change in decom solution of pipeline sections to leave in situ May 2024 -             
Schooner (PDF, 4.97 MB, 63 pages) August 2019 DNO North Sea (ROGB) Limited - 1. Allow for installation of UKNG Viking Cable June 2022 2. To alter the S29Holders November 2023 3. Addition of WHPS to DP and its removal & Change in decom solution of exposed pipeline sections to full removal May 2024 -            
Juliet (PDF, 6.16 MB, 47 pages) August 2019 Neptune E&P UKCS Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2024 July 2021 -             
Dunlin Alpha to Cormorant Alpha Pipeline - PL5 (PDF, 4.36 MB, 73 pages) July 2019 Fairfield Betula Limited -           -           PL5 Close Out Report (PDF, 4.74 MB, 27 pages) February 2021  
Ninian Northern Platform (PDF, 2.34 MB, 70 pages) CNR International (U.K.) Limited June 2019 -           -           -            
Nevis N11 WHPS (PDF, 1.66 MB, 26 pages) June 2019 Apache Beryl I Limited -           -           Nevis N11 WHPS Close out report (PDF, 1.86 MB, 25 pages) September 2022  
Dunlin Alpha Topsides (PDF, 4.97 MB, 44 pages) May 2019 Fairfield Betula Limited -           -           -            
Hewett (PDF, 1.5 MB, 21 pages) April 2019 Eni Hewett Limited ENI UK Limited - Hewett Vent Stack Close Out Report (PDF, 595 KB, 11 pages) September 2021  
Pickerill A & B (PDF, 1.26 MB, 21 pages) March 2019 Perenco Gas (UK) Limited -           -           -            
Curlew B, C and D (PDF, 2.4 MB, 61 pages) March 2019 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -            
Viking Platforms, Vixen and associated Pipelines (VDP2) (PDF, 33.3 MB, 84 pages) January 2019 ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Victor (VDP3) (PDF, 21.1 MB, 55 pages) January 2019 ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Tyne South Installations (PDF, 1.83 MB, 42 pages) January 2019 Perenco UK Limited -           -           -            
Guinevere Installation (PDF, 2.05 MB, 43 pages) January 2019 Perenco UK Limited -           -           -            
Beatrice Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 4.45 MB, 88 pages) January 2019 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited -           -           -            
Bains Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 2.57 MB, 36 pages) January 2019 Spirit Energy Production UK Limited -           -           -            
Jacky (PDF, 2.34 MB, 52 pages) October 2018 Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited -           -           -            
Brae Bravo Topsides, Flare Bridge, Flare Tower and Flare Jacket and Substructure (PDF, 4.9 MB, 52 pages) August 2018 Marathon Oil UK LLC TAQA Bratani Limited - Brae Bravo Topsides Close Out Report (PDF, 3.29 MB, 36 pages) January 2024  
Brent Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Topsides (PDF, 3.34 MB, 81 pages) August 2018 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           -            
Stirling A33 WHPS Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.13 MB, 27 pages) May 2018 Premier Oil E&P UK Limited -           -           Stirling WHPS Close Out Report (PDF, 2.57 MB, 15 pages) February 2019  
Ann and Alison (PDF, 2.98 MB, 60 pages) April 2018 Spirit Energy North Sea Limited -           -           -            
Saturn (Annabel) (PDF, 2.49 MB, 47 pages) April 2018 Spirit Energy North Sea Limited -           -           -            
Audrey (PDF, 2.87 MB, 58 pages) April 2018 Spirit Energy North Sea Limited -           -           -            
Rev Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 12 MB, 42 pages) April 2018 Repsol Norge AS -           -           -            
Markham ST-1 (PDF, 2.39 MB, 49 pages) February 2018 Centrica Production Nederland B.V. Spirit Energy Nederland B.V. - Markham ST-1 Close Out Report (PDF, 6.19 MB, 68 pages) July 2021  
Osprey (PDF, 3.92 MB, 68 pages) December 2017 Fairfield Fagus Limited -           -           Osprey Close Out Report (PDF, 1.71 MB, 34 pages) January 2021  
Merlin (PDF, 2.97 MB, 56 pages) December 2017 Fairfield Fagus Limited -           -           Merlin Close Out Report (PDF, 1.47 MB, 27 pages) January 2021  
Dunlin Fuel Gas Import (DFGI) and Dunlin Power Import (DPI) (PDF, 3.48 MB, 54 pages) December 2017 Fairfield Fagus Limited -           -           DFGI/DPI Close Out Report (PDF, 2.19 MB, 30 pages) January 2021  
Viking Satellites CD, DD, ED, GD, HD Pipelines (PDF, 6.77 MB, 32 pages) November 2017 ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
LOGGS Satellites Vulcan UR, Viscount VO, Vampire OD - LDP1 (PDF, 17.5 MB, 61 pages) November 2017 ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Leman BH Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 4.66 MB, 46 pages) April 2017 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           Leman BH Close Out Report (PDF, 1.71 MB, 25 pages) March 2019  
Ettrick and Blackbird (PDF, 2.1 MB, 62 pages) March 2017 Nexen Petroleum U.K Limited -           -           -            
Ann A4 Decommissioning Programme (PDF, 1.37 MB, 29 pages) February 2017 Centrica North Sea Limited -           -           -            
Janice James & Affleck (PDF, 3.8 MB, 115 pages) September 2016 Maersk Oil UK Limited -           -           -            
Athena Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 3.88 MB, 70 pages) September 2016 Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited -           -           -            
Viking Platforms (PDF, 3.53 MB, 40 pages) September 2016 ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited -           -           -            
Leadon (PDF, 1.71 MB, 53 pages) March 2016 Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited TotalEnergies E&P UK Limited - Leadon Close Out Report (PDF, 7.78 MB, 31 pages) February 2023  
Harding STL (PDF, 2.61 MB, 73 pages) December 2015 TAQA Bratani Limited -           -           Harding STL Close-Out Report (PDF, 1.62 MB, 26 pages) June 2017  
Thames Area – Horne & Wren (PDF, 1.57 MB, 48 pages) November 2015 Tullow Oil SK Limited -           -           -            
Thames Area – Orwell (PDF, 828 KB, 42 pages) November 2015 Tullow Oil SK Limited -           -           -            
Thames Area – Wissey (PDF, 1.26 MB, 43 pages) November 2015 Tullow Oil SK Limited -           -           -            
Thames Area – Thames Complex (PDF, 15.9 MB, 76 pages) October 2015 Perenco UK Limited - 1. Removal of pipeline from the programme March 2018 2. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2023 March 2019 -            
Thames Area – Gawain (PDF, 3.8 MB, 47 pages) October 2015 Perenco UK Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2022 March 2019 2. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2024 September 2022 -            
Thames Area – Arthur (PDF, 4.41 MB, 46 pages) October 2015 Perenco UK Limited - 1. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2022 March 2019 2. Schedule Extension to 31/12/2024 March 2022 -            
Brent - Brent Delta Topside (PDF, 3.55 MB, 72 pages) July 2015 Shell U.K. Limited -           -           Brent Delta Topside Close Out Report (PDF, 4.42 MB, 53 pages) February 2020  
Rose Decommissioning Programmes (PDF, 2.87 MB, 42 pages) May 2015 Centrica Resources Limited -           -           Rose Close Out Report (PDF, 3.31 MB, 36 pages) October 2018  
Stamford (PDF, 2.71 MB, 39 pages) April 2015 Centrica North Sea Gas Limited -           -           Stamford Close Out Report (PDF, 2.66 MB, 36 pages) February 2019  
Murchison (PDF, 2.37 MB, 70 pages) August 2014 CNR -           -           -            
Rubie & Renee (PDF, 2.47 MB, 50 pages) April 2014 Endeavour Energy UK Limited -           -           Rubie Renee Decommissioning Close Out Report (PDF, 9.98 MB, 66 pages) September 2021  
Miller (PDF, 6.57 MB, 198 pages) December 2013 BP Exploration (Alpha) Limited -           -           -            
Schiehallion & Loyal Phase One (PDF, 1.84 MB, 60 pages) April 2013 Britoil Limited -           -           Schiehallion & Loyal Phase One Close Out Report (PDF, 1010 KB, 22 pages) May 2019  
IVRR - decommissoning programme (PDF, 1.57 MB, 102 pages) February 2013 Hess Limited -           -           IVRR Close Out Report (PDF, 4.74 MB, 35 pages) December 2015  
Camelot (PDF, 488 KB, 39 pages) June 2012 Energy Resource Technology (UK) Limited -           -           Camelot Close out report (PDF, 2.27 MB, 41 pages) August 2013  
Fife, Flora, Fergus, Angus: decommissioning programme (PDF, 8.36 MB, 135 pages) February 2012 Hess Limited -           -           FFFA Close Out Report (PDF, 1.49 MB, 33 pages) December 2014  
Don (PDF, 8 MB, 175 pages) May 2011 Britoil Public Limited Company -           -           -            
Welland DP (PDF, 1.74 MB, 39 pages) September 2010 Perenco UK Limited -           -           Welland Close Out Report (PDF, 7.42 MB, 130 pages) September 2020  
Tristan NW DP (PDF, 4.11 MB, 119 pages) August 2010 Silverstone Energy Limited Bridge Energy UK Limited - Tristan NW close out report (PDF, 2.3 MB, 23 pages) January 2011  
Shelley DP (PDF, 3.23 MB, 83 pages) June 2010 Premier Oil -           -           Shelley close out report (PDF, 4.49 MB, 62 pages) February 2012  
Kittiwake Sal DP (PDF, 4.28 MB, 87 pages) June 2009 Venture North Sea Oil Limited -           -           Kittiwake Sal close out report (PDF, 588 KB, 13 pages) July 2012  
MCP-01 DP (PDF, 7.41 MB, 336 pages) September 2007 Total E&P UK Limited -           -           MCP-01 close out report (PDF, 23.1 MB, 113 pages) March 2013  
Kittiwake Buoy DP (PDF, 3.46 MB, 118 pages) May 2008 Venture North Sea Oil Limited -           -           -            
Linnhe (PDF, 2.25 MB, 66 pages) July 2008 Mobil North Sea LLC -           -           Linnhe Close Out Report (PDF, 1000 KB, 22 pages) November 2013  
Indefatigable (Shell) (PDF, 11.6 MB, 224 pages) May 2007 Shell UK Limited -           -           Close Out Report (PDF, 2.47 MB, 64 pages) December 2014  
NW Hutton: decommissioning programme (PDF, 14.9 MB, 320 pages) February 2006 Amoco (U.K.) Exploration Company - now a subsidiary of BP plc -           -           Close Out Report (PDF, 2.52 MB, 32 pages) October 2014  
Ardmore 2005 British American Offshore Limited -           -           -            
Ardmore 2005 Ugland Nordic Shipping AS -           -           -            
Ardmore 2005 Acorn Oil & Gas Limited -           -           -            
Brent Flare DP (PDF, 2.93 MB, 122 pages) 2004 Shell -           -           -            
Beatrice 2004 Talisman Energy (UK) Limited -           -           -            
Forbes and Gordon 2003 BHP Billiton -           -           May 2005  
Frigg DP (PDF, 10 MB, 450 pages) May 2003 Total E&P Norge AS -           -           Frigg close out report (PDF, 3.46 MB, 62 pages) May 2011  
Durwood and Dauntless 2002 Amerada Hess -           -           -            
Hutton 2002 Kerr McGee -           -           July 2004  
Camelot CB 2001 ExxonMobil -           -           -            
Blenheim and Bladon 2000 Talisman -           -           -            
Durwood and Dauntless 2000 Amerada Hess -           -           -            
Maureen and Moira 2000 Phillips -           -           -            
Brent Spar 1998 Shell -           -           -            
Donan 1998 BP -           -           -            
Fulmar SALM 1998 Shell -           -           -            
Emerald 1996 MSR -           -           -            
Frigg FP 1996 Elf Norge TotalFinaElf Norge -           -            
Leman BK 1996 Shell -           -           -            
Staffa 1996 Lasmo -           -           -            
Viking AC, AD, AP & FD 1996 Conoco -           -           -            
Esmond CP & CW 1995 BHP -           -           -            
Gordon BW 1995 BHP -           -           -            
Angus 1993 Amerada Hess -           -           -            
Forbes AW 1993 Hamilton BHP -           -            
Argyll, Duncan and Innes 1992 Hamilton BHP -           -            
Blair 1992 Sun Oil AGIP -           -            
Crawford 1991 Hamilton Oil BHP -           -            
Piper Alpha 1988 Occidental Talisman -           -            

Notification of disused pipelines

During the course of a field’s life, pipelines/sections of pipelines may be taken out of use, e.g. due to corrosion, problems with reservoir pressure, damage to the pipeline, etc. When this happens, under the Petroleum Act 1998 the Secretary of State has the option of immediately calling for a full decommissioning programme. This is not always considered an appropriate option however, and so it has been agreed consideration will be given to handling suitable pipelines, under an informal decommissioning regime, thereby deferring a formal programme until the end of the field’s life.

If a formal decommissioning programme is not immediately deemed suitable, details of the out of use pipeline(s) will be circulated to other government departments for comment. Following this, OPRED will decide one of the following:

  • we are content with the proposals for monitoring and maintaining the out-of-use pipeline
  • we request additional information or further remedial action
  • we request a formal decommissioning programme

The Interim Pipeline Regime is intended to ensure out of use lines do not pose a risk to other users of the sea or the environment and that they are covered by an appropriate surveying and maintenance regime from the point when they are taken out of use until approval of the formal decommissioning programme, which is usually at the end of field life. It should be noted that any interim solution should not prejudice the final decommissioning options for that line, including complete removal. The department expects operators to submit details of out of use pipelines/sections of a pipeline as soon as they are taken out of use.

Operators are reminded that any works that are proposed on any pipelines under the Pipeline Works Authorisation regime, as per their Terms and Conditions of the PWA, must have a legal consent in place before works can commence which includes but is not exclusive to any proposed decommissioning works. Consents are issued by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) and operators are requested to email consents@nstauthority.co.uk on any queries that they may have relating to legal consents. Further guidance can also be found on the NSTA website.

Once the necessary legal consent has been issued by NSTA, Consents & Authorisations Section, Operators are to email a completed IPR1 Form (MS Word Document, 63.7 KB) to odu@energysecurity.gov.uk.

If you are an operator, aware of any out of use pipelines that have not been referred to the department, please submit a completed IPR1 Form at your earliest convenience.

Following confirmation a pipeline has been accepted under the Interim Pipeline Regime, the Offshore Decommissioning Unit will continue to monitor the condition of the pipeline by asking the Operator to confirm the status of the pipeline remains unchanged following future surveys at an agreed frequency. If you are an operator who wishes to request a change to the agreed frequency of surveys following acceptance of a pipeline into the IPR, please submit a completed IPR2 Form (MS Word Document, 53.4 KB) to odu@energysecurity.gov.uk. Please note that a recent survey (done that year) must have been completed before any change of survey frequency will be considered.

Further information

A list of all installations on the UKCS and their current status is available from the OSPAR Website

At the first ministerial meeting of the Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic (OSPAR) in 1998, a binding decision was agreed that set rules for the disposal of offshore installations at sea. Under the decision the dumping and leaving wholly or partly in place of offshore installations is prohibited. Decision 98/3 recognises it may be difficult to remove the ‘footings’ of large steel jackets weighing more than 10,000 and concrete installations. As a result there are derogations for these categories of installations if the internationally agreed assessment and consultation process shows leaving them in place is justifiable.

OPRED has utilised decommissioning programme templates for derogation and non-derogation projects. These templates include all required content as detailed in Annex C of the guidance notes. There are also templates available which are currently being trialled for more specific and small scale decommissioning activity including rig reactivation and removal of a single Wellhead Protection Structure. Operator’s should discuss all individual cases with OPRED who will advise of the appropriate template.

A Standard Decommissioning Programme Template (Non-Derogation Cases) (PDF, 1.03 MB, 34 pages) is available - (November 2018).

A Standard Decommissioning Programme Template (Derogation Cases) (PDF, 1.11 MB, 37 pages) is also available (November 2018).

A word version of these templates can also be requested from OPRED. Please email odu@energysecurity.gov.uk for further details.

Cost recovery

OPRED will charge a fee in respect of offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines decommissioning programmes under the Petroleum Act 1998. Guidance, including the indicative fee structure, is available in Guidance on charging a fee for offshore (oil and gas) installations and pipelines under the Petroleum Act 1998 (PDF, 308 KB, 9 pages)

Updates to this page

Published 23 January 2013
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  1. Acceptance of Close out Report

  2. New Decommissioning Programme added to website for consultation

  3. Solan DP consultation

  4. A new DP is out for consultation

  5. Consultation DP added

  6. Addition of DP revisions to website

  7. Approved Close Out Report added

  8. Approved Decommissioning Programme

  9. Approved DP added

  10. New Decommissioning Programme added to website

  11. A DP has been approved

  12. Change of Operator has occurred in the Wenlock and Garrow Fields

  13. Consultation DP added

  14. Close Out Report added to Website

  15. Approved DP added

  16. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  17. The Brae Bravo Topsides Close Out Report has been accepted and added to the website.

  18. Acceptance of Close Out Report

  19. Approved Decommissioning Programme

  20. Helvellyn - Waldorf has been moved from "under consideration" to "approved".

  21. Garrow documents added for Public Consultation.

  22. Final draft of Financial Assurance Guidance published

  23. Decommissioning Programme approved

  24. Decommissioning Programme approved

  25. Approved Decommissioning Programme

  26. A DP has been approved

  27. A DP has been approved

  28. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  29. New DP out to consultation.

  30. ODU email address updated

  31. Decommissioning Programme out to consultation

  32. Consultation DP added

  33. Typo corrected on IPR 1

  34. Addition of new IPR forms for use

  35. Consultation DP added

  36. Consultation DP added

  37. DP approval

  38. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  39. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  40. East Brae UJ DP consultation commenced

  41. Consultation decommissioning programmes added

  42. DP approval

  43. Addition of Western Isles FPSO DP in programme under consideration tab

  44. Close Out Report added

  45. link to guidance update page

  46. Consultation DP added

  47. DPs withdrawn as added in error

  48. Consultation DPs added

  49. DP approval

  50. DP approval

  51. DP approved

  52. DPs have now been approved

  53. lancaster FPSO DP approved

  54. DP approval

  55. Consultation draft DP added

  56. Consultation draft DPs added

  57. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  58. N11 COR added

  59. Notification of an approved DP

  60. DP approval

  61. Approved DPs published

  62. Brae B upper jacket DP approved

  63. Approved DP

  64. approval of foinaven FPSO DP

  65. response to consultation document for proposed changes to fee charging regime in respect of offshore oil and gas installations and pipelines published

  66. DP Approval

  67. Consultation DPs added

  68. Decommissioning programme for consultation

  69. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  70. New DPs out to consultation

  71. wenlock DP approval re-added appears to have been deleted in error

  72. Consultation DP

  73. Approved DP

  74. Approved DP

  75. DP approval

  76. Draft programme for consultation

  77. DP approval

  78. Consultation DP added

  79. DP approved

  80. Causeway and Fionn DP consultation

  81. DP approval

  82. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  83. Decommissioning Programmes added for Public Consultation

  84. Acceptance of Close Out Report

  85. DP Consultation

  86. COR accepted

  87. Consultation DP added

  88. ensign DP approved

  89. Consultation DP

  90. markham close out report added

  91. Consultation DP

  92. DP approval

  93. Cost recovery consultation impact assessment added

  94. DP Approval

  95. DP approval

  96. newly approved DP

  97. Decommissioning programme for consultation

  98. Consultation draft DP added

  99. Edited 'Overview' section to publish details of consultation on proposed changes to fee charging regime.

  100. interim CORs added for Banff FPSO and SAL buoy DPS

  101. approval of Gaupe DP

  102. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  103. DP approved

  104. Adding an approved DP

  105. Consultation DP

  106. DP approved

  107. Approved Decommissioning Programme

  108. Decommissioning Programmes for consultation

  109. DP approved

  110. DP approved

  111. DP approved

  112. COR added

  113. Approved DPs added

  114. Close Out Reports Approved

  115. Adding A Decommissioning Programme which is out to Public Consultation.

  116. Consultation DPs added

  117. Consultation DP added

  118. Consultation DP added

  119. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  120. Decommissioning Programme Approved

  121. Approval of preparatory works

  122. Consultation DP added

  123. Accepted Close Out Report added

  124. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  125. Five new DPs out to consultation

  126. A new DP is out to public consultation

  127. draft DP added

  128. Decommissioning Programmes for consultation

  129. Approval of A DP and Derogation

  130. Draft decommissioning programme for consultation

  131. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  132. document replaced with updated version

  133. Decommissioning Programme Approval

  134. Approved Decommissioning Programme

  135. Consultation DP added

  136. DP has been approved

  137. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  138. A DP has been added for public consultation

  139. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  140. Approved DP added

  141. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  142. approval of Eider topsides DP

  143. A Decommissioning Programme has been approved

  144. consultation DP added

  145. Approval of a DP

  146. Approved DP

  147. Approval of a DP

  148. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  149. Approved DP

  150. Decommissioning Programme now approved

  151. Consultation DPs

  152. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  153. CoR added to website

  154. DP approval

  155. Huntington Consultation DP added

  156. New Decommissioning Programmes out to consultation.

  157. New DP out to consultation

  158. New DP out to consultation

  159. Decommissioning Programmes for consultation

  160. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  161. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  162. Approved of Banff SAL Buoy DP

  163. Consultation of Cavendish Decommissioning Programme

  164. MacCulloch DP approved

  165. New approved DP

  166. Consultation of Ensign

  167. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  168. Approval of South Morecambe DP3/DP4 Decommissioning Programmes

  169. Pickerill installations DP approved

  170. Minke DP approved

  171. Banff SAL buoy DP for consultation

  172. Addition of two approved decommissioning programmes

  173. Added the approved Juliet DP to the website

  174. PL5 approved

  175. NNP approved

  176. Decommissioning Programme for consultation

  177. Consultation of MacCulloch Field Decommissioning Programmes

  178. Revised CAs for Brae A, Brae B and East Brae

  179. Approval of Nevis N11 WHPS Decommissioning Programme

  180. Change of email to a generic one rather than a personal email.

  181. Schiehallion & Loyal Phase One Close Out Report Approved

  182. Approval of the Dunlin Alpha Topsides Decommissioning Programme

  183. Update of the content of the DP

  184. Approval of Hewett Vent Stack DP

  185. consultation closed

  186. Consultation DP and supporting documents for PL5

  187. Minke and Juliet consultation DPs published

  188. Addition of Close Out Report

  189. New Approved Programme

  190. New programme for consultation

  191. Publishing approved Curlew DP

  192. Morecambe DPs published for consultation

  193. Added a CoR

  194. Addition of Close Out Report

  195. Approved DPs for VDP2 and VDP3 added

  196. Addition of approved DPs for Tyne South Installations and Guinevere Installation

  197. Addition of approved decommissioning programme

  198. Approval of a Decommissioning Programme

  199. Addition of Brent Delta Close Out Report

  200. Addition of 2 decommissioning programmes for consultation

  201. Update decommissioning templates added

  202. Guidance document was updated and uploaded

  203. Adding Goldeneye DP for consultation.

  204. Jacky Decommissioning Programmes Approved

  205. Approval of Close out Report

  206. Approval of Decommissioning Programme

  207. VDP2 and VDP3 consultation draft Decommissioning Programmes added

  208. Approval of Brent Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Topsides Decommissioning Programme

  209. Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Programme out to consultation

  210. Addition of a new decommissioning programme for consultation

  211. Tyne South and Guinevere Installation Decommissioning Programmes published for consultation

  212. Addition of Curlew DPs, CA and EIA for Public Consultation.

  213. Decommissioning Programme Approved

  214. Updated Offshore decommissioning guidance has been added

  215. Ann & Alison, Saturn (Annabel) and Audrey DPs have been approved

  216. Changed document to final version

  217. A decommissioning programme has been approved

  218. Approved Markham DP

  219. Bains Documents Added

  220. Updated Environmental Guidance on Decommissioning

  221. Jacky DP Consultation

  222. Draft Consultation Decommissioning Programme uploaded

  223. Updated guidance for Offshore Decommissioning on website for feedback

  224. Addition of approved DPs

  225. Approved DPs added

  226. Saturn Annabel, Audrey and LDP1 Programmes for public consultation

  227. DPN form corrected

  228. generic email address added and DPN form updated (with generic email address)

  229. Ann and Alison DP's and associated documents added for public consultation

  230. Fairfield Fagus Limited's Dunlin Fuel Gas Import and Power Import, Merlin and Osprey Decommissioning Documents uploaded

  231. Brae Area DPs and associated documents available for consultation

  232. Harding STL Close Out Report added

  233. Disused Pipeline Notification Form revised - 03 May 17

  234. Leman BH Decommissioning Programme approved

  235. Approval of Ettrick and Blackbird DP

  236. Ninian North Platform documents published for public consultation A4 Programme approved

  237. Brent Decommissioning Programmes published for consultation

  238. IVRR Close Out Report added

  239. Ann A4 Installation Decommissioning Programme added for consultation

  240. Approved Decommissioning Programmes added

  241. Atlantic and Cromarty Draft Decommissioning Programmes Consultation

  242. references of DECC amended to BEIS (including DPN form)

  243. Janice, James & Affleck Fields - Draft programmes under consideration (added)

  244. Markham ST-1 Decommissioning Programmes - (added)

  245. Oil & Gas: Update Notification of Disused Pipelines

  246. Oil & Gas: Update Table of draft decommissioning programmes under consideration.

  247. Leadon Decommissioning Programmes - (added)

  248. Notification of Disused Pipelines form - (updated)

  249. Harding STL approved decommissioning programme - (added)

  250. Thames Area - Horne & Wren, Orwell and Wissey approved decommissioning programmes - (added)

  251. Fife, Flora, Fergus, Angus: decommissioning programme FFFA Close Out Report - (added)

  252. Thames Area – Thames Complex, Gawain & Arthur - Approved decommissioning programmes - (added)

  253. Viking Satellites CD,DD,ED,GD,HD draft decommissioning programmes under consideration - (added)

  254. Oil and Gas: Updated document for Harding STL Decommissioning Programme

  255. Oil and Gas: Updated “Table of approved decommissioning programmes” table.

  256. Leman BH draft decommissioning programme - (added)

  257. Oil and Gas: Addition of Brent field to approved decommissioning programme

  258. Oil and gas: Rose approved decommissioning programme - (added)

  259. Decommissioning - Leadon draft programme, follow up consultation - (added)

  260. Oil and gas: Stamford decommissioning programme - (added)

  261. Oil and gas: Rose Field decommissioning programmes - (added)

  262. Oil and gas: Brent – Brent Delta Topside draft decommissioning programme - (added)

  263. Oil and Gas: Addition of Stamford Field to decommissioning programmes table

  264. Oil and Gas: Updated the disused pipeline notification form

  265. Oil and gas: Decommissioning - Streamlined Decommissioning Programme Template (Derogation Cases) - (added)

  266. Oil and gas: NW Hutton close out report - (added)

  267. Oil and gas: Decommissioning draft prgrams - Thames - (added)

  268. Oil and gas: Indefatigable (Shell) close out report - (added)

  269. Oil and gas: Streamlined Decommissioning Programme Template (Non-Derogation Cases) - (updated)

  270. Oil and gas: Murchison approved decommissioning programme - (added)

  271. Oil and gas: Rubie & Renee - Approved decommissioning programme - (added)

  272. Oil and gas: Decommisiioning Linhe close out report - (added)

  273. Oil and gas: Streamlined Decommissioning Programme Template (Non Derogation Cases) - updated

  274. Oil and gas: Leadon Draft Decommissioning Programme - added

  275. Oil and gas: Miller decommissioning programme - (added)

  276. Oil and gas: Rubie/Renee Draft Decommissioning Programme - (added)

  277. Camelot close out report - added

  278. Added Murchison draft decommissioning programme

  279. Added streamlined decommissioning programme template

  280. Re-created table, added H2's and anchors

  281. First published.

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