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Decommissioning Strategy May 2021

Ensuring that decommissioning is carried out in a timely and cost-effective manner not only helps value creation from the UKCS, but also demonstrates industry’s commitment to responsibly managing the UK’s petroleum legacy.

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Decommissioning strategy

Owners of offshore oil and gas infrastructure, including wells, must fulfil their obligations to decommission in accordance with statutory requirements and remediate the marine environment consistent with government policy.

Cost estimate

In August 2022, the NSTA published a new cost estimate for offshore oil and gas decommissioning in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).