Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the offshore decommissioning industry in the UK, has launched its Late Life Planning Portal, described as a “web-based decommissioning tool.”
DNS said on Tuesday that the newly launched operational website, also known as L2P2, has been designed to support the North Sea oil and gas industry in the planning and execution of late life and decommissioning projects.
The site is advertised as a single access point for knowledge sharing and cross-sector learning. DNS said that the L2P2 reflects its objective to bring regulators, operators, and supply chain together to create the co-operative environment required by the decommissioning industry.
Roger Esson, chief executive of Decom North Sea, said: “Decommissioning is a long game, with over 40 years of decommissioning activity yet to take place and around 90% of North Sea assets yet to be decommissioned. For that to happen as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible in the long term, we need to make good decisions in the late life phase.
“Taking that into account, it is easy to understand why Decom North Sea has developed a portal which provides the ultimate decommissioning toolkit: a repository for lessons learned, a forum for discussion and a gateway to contacts, analytics, and market intelligence.”
DNS said that the portal has already been populated with ‘foundation tools’ and ‘lessons learned.’
Pamela Ogilvie, Decom North Sea business manager and L2P2 project manager, said: “It is now up to industry to share the tools and processes that have materially added value to their decommissioning projects so that others can share the benefits.
“Given the incredible level of genuine collaboration on this project to date, I am confident that L2P2 will be adopted as an industry standard information portal – we believe the potential is limitless.”