Industry body Oil and Gas UK has published documents to help operators and contractors plan and execute decommissioning activities.
The first document is an independent study commissioned by Oil & Gas UK on behalf of industry and produced by Dundas Consultants.
It uses a case study involving the removal of a large fixed platform with subsea tie-backs to illustrate risk allocation under different contract types.
It takes into account factors such as poor weather and restricted access to offshore installations, when agreeing contracts for decommissioning.
The second publication provides industry with a framework that outlines good practice in making an efficient transition from late-life asset management toward cessation of production and decommissioning.
OGUK operations director Oonagh Werngren, said: “These latest publications align with the sector’s collective efforts to share expertise.
“The principles are also in line with both the Wood Report recommendations and the priorities of the Oil and Gas Authority, which are to ensure there is a growing focus on sharing good practices and enabling the delivery of cost-effective decommissioning.”