So far, around 10% of the North Sea has entered the decommissioning phase. Some 40 decommissioning programmes have been submitted to the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – the government body that regulates the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations and pipelines in the UK.

This presents the UK with the opportunity to become a global leader in decommissioning – with skills and experience that can later be deployed around the world.

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