Decommissioning decision criteria for offshore installations and well abandonment

T. M.Q. Al-Ghuribi, M. S. Liew, N. A. Zawawi, M. A. Ayoub

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Abstract

Decommissioning of oil and gas offshore facilities is employed at the end of the life cycle of the field in compliance with national legislation, international laws and standards. The installation of oil and gas platforms keeps increasingworldwide necessitating the development of an innovative approach that determine the potential decommissioning option with least environmental impact and cost. This paper introduces an approach assessing financial and non-financial criteria of each decommissioning option by which financial analysis is assessed using net present value evaluation while non-financial factors are assessed through weighted evaluation technique. The economic analysis of removal option is considered inadequate in identifying the appropriate decommissioning option, so the assessment of the feasibility of environmental, health and safety, and public outcomes will be directive towards the best removal option with the lowest financial and environmental impacts combined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Challenges for Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016
EditorsNoor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages81-86
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138029781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 15 2016Aug 17 2016

Publication series

NameEngineering Challenges for Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Civil, offshore and Environmental Engineering, ICCOEE 2016
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/15/168/17/16

Keywords

  • Decision making model
  • Decommissioning
  • Environmental impact
  • Offshore platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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