National Decommissioning Research Initiative

Independent science to better understand the impacts of decommissioning oil and gas structures on the Australian marine environment.

Our research program

The NDRI, which began in 2018, will allocate approximately $2.4 million from 2023-2026 to improve our understanding of what happens when we remove or leave infrastructure in Australia’s oceans over time.

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What is decommissioning and why do we need to better understand it?

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Delivering independent and objective research is the fundamental objective of the NDRI. Find out more about the structures in place to support this.

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