With the increasing number of oil fields to be decommissioned in the next few years, there is a need for research to improve the decommissioning process to make it a safe and sustainable. The peculiarities of the region include shallow water (<100 m depth), and tropical climate make structures more prone to heavy marine growth hence requiring special considerations. In SEA there are more than 1800+ offshore platforms most of which are old and candidates for decommissioning.
This project aims to develop improved methods and guidelines on safer and sustainable decommissioning process. Improvements on recycling facilities for the decommissioning of offshore structure will be proposed and a long term network of information sharing in ASEAN and South Asia will be established.