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Webinar: The environmental aspects of offshore decommissioning

June 29, 2020

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Webinar:
The environmental aspects of offshore decommissioning


Owners of oil and gas installations, and pipelines, are required to decommission their offshore infrastructure at the end of a field’s economic life. To support this activity asset owners are required to undertake an Environmental Appraisal of the planned decommissioning activity. The appraisal should be proportionate to the scale of the activities described in the Decommissioning Programme, which is submitted by the asset owner to the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED). The Environmental Appraisal covers the environmental impact of all decommissioning activities at the offshore location and at the onshore dismantling and disposal site/s. It provides information on the potential environmental impacts of the selected decommissioning option/s. Where mitigation measures, or remedial works, are required these are also outlined within the Environmental Assessment.

Ian Tarplee, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Environmental Group Leader, will deliver a webinar on Environmental Appraisal for offshore Oil & Gas asset decommissioning. The webinar will provide a theoretical overview of the environmental requirements, challenges and compliance obligations associated with the decommissioning of ageing offshore Oil & Gas assets. The presentation will include an overview of the Environmental Appraisal Guidelines developed by the industry body Decom North Sea.

Ian Tarplee: Environmental Group Leader, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Ian Tarplee is the Frazer-Nash Consultancy Environmental Group Leader. He is a chartered environmental scientist (C.Env) with extensive practical experience of Environmental Management, Environmental Assessment, Sustainability and Compliance. Whilst at Frazer-Nash Ian has managed multidisciplinary projects, and project teams, for clients within the Marine, Nuclear, Defence, Rail, Electronics, Waste, Renewables, Industrial and Manufacturing sectors. He has also been a guest lecturer on Masters Degree modules on sustainable engineering. Prior to joining Frazer-Nash, Ian worked on Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Projects with FTSE 100 companies, Non-Governmental Organisations, Accreditation Agencies and Government bodies. Ian was a member of the Decom North Sea working group responsible for developing the Environmental Appraisal Guidelines for offshore decommissioning projects.