The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has outlined its top three priorities in its newly published decommissioning strategy, including 35% decrease in costs.
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers is hosting an insight into the Brent decommissioning project with senior managers from the oil giant explaining the engineering challenge next month.
Engineering firm Costain will use the discipline of operating within the tight margins of civil engineering and utilities sectors as it looks to make a mark in the oil and gas decommissioning sector.
The UK oil and gas industry is set to become a pioneer in decommissioning activity globally and has the opportunity to become leaders in this field according to Wood Mackenzie.
A senior executive from Shell's multi billion dollar Brent field decommissioning team said the delay in deploying the enormous would not add to the cost of the project, despite putting put back a year.
The chief executive of Decom North Sea said the Decom 2016 conference had seen the sector turn a corner.
Three oil and gas industry veterans have pooled their years of experience in well management to launch a new company focused on plugging and abandonment in the North Sea.
The man leading the Oil and Gas Authority's decommissioning strategy told industry leaders that if Leicester City can win the English Premiership, then the oil and gas sector can collaborate to hit the back of the net with decom.
The UK North Sea has the chance to become a world leader in decommissioning practice, according to a leading industry figure.
Specialist decommissioning consultancy Strategic Decom has teamed with and business intelligence firm Animus to create a new technology platform - DecomIntelligence - to facilitate better collaboration in the decommissioning industry.
With more than 250 subsea wells and over 500 platform wells to be decommissioned in the UKCS by 2022, all must be permanently abandoned by setting the required barriers (plugs), severing all casings and conductor 10ft below mudline.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won two contracts with the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to overcome its technical challenges.
Decom Offshore 2016: North Sea decommissioning worth $100billion, double original estimates, says top boss
Scotland has the opportunity to be at the heart of a $100billion decommissioning industry, more than double the value previously estimated, according to the chairman of the industry body Decom North Sea.