From our research with experts in the energy sector and its supply chain, we’ve identified three ambitions for onshore decommissioning that are central to the transformation of the economics, safety and environmental standards of the UK’s activities.
All of these ‘moonshots’ are complementary and, indeed, highly interdependent.
Investment by facilities providers and/or the government to create the necessary infrastructure is highly likely to depend on a long-term commitment by the customers of those facilities. However, it may not be possible to secure this until the customers are clear that it will be possible to achieve the benefits required to justify this commitment.
Such a ‘chicken and egg’ situation – allied with the scale of challenge – will require a greater degree of transparency, cooperation and risk than may be traditionally comfortable for many players in this market. This means that stakeholders in the decommissioning process will need to take a different approach to co-creating solutions that the whole sector can benefit from.
You can read more about what this might mean in practice in our white paper HERE.
Source: Peel Ports, 30 November 2017