Full Project Title
A Roadmap of Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Research Priorities and Projects
Project 0.1 Research Roadmap
Curtin University, University of Western Australia and University of Aberdeen / National Decommissioning Centre
The project was driven by the need to solicit input and insights from a wide range of stakeholders, who had influence and interest in decommissioning decision and approvals, to ensure the key issues, opportunities and questions were captured. This was a deliberate strategy to move beyond industry and researcher input so future decommissioning research programs would be focussing on the priority questions which were sourced from the ground up and reflected the diversity of interests in this field. The project team successfully identified, engaged, and consulted with 61 key national stakeholders through five focus group workshops.
The project’s aim was to define the priority research questions and knowledge gaps which will act as differentiators in the decision making and approval for decommissioning Australian offshore oil and gas infrastructure over the next 10-20 years. The output from this consultation process has been used and will continue to be used to advise the next phase of the NDRI research from 2022 and beyond.
Quick glance – 23 Priority Research areas identified by key stakeholders
A Roadmap of Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Research Priorities and Projects – Key Stakeholder and Decision Panel Report