Provided below is a list of decommissioning-related research compiled by the NDRI.

Titles listed as ‘Commissioned by NDRI’ have been funded through our research program. If a title is listed as ‘Reviewed by NDRI’, this means that we have asked one of our expert peer reviewers to provide an opinion on the potential impact of the research.

Table of reports

DateAuthorArticleCategorySourceCommissioned by NDRIReviewed by NDRI
10/03/2022C. Gabriela Mayorga-Adame1, Jeff A. Polton, Alan D. Fox, Lea-Anne HenrySpatiotemporal scales of larval dispersal and connectivity among oil and gas structures in the North SeaOffshore connectivity; offshore & marine structuresMarine Ecology Progress SeriesNoNo
19/01/2022McLean et al.Influence of offshore oil and gas structures on seascape ecological connectivityOffshore connectivity; offshore & marine structuresGlobal Change BiologyYesYes
01/01/2022DJ.Koppel; F. Khoa; A. Hastings; D.Crouch; A.MacIntosh; T. Cresswell; S.HigginsCurrent understanding and research needs for ecological risk assessments of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in subsea oil and gas pipelinesEnvironmental impact assessment; EIA; Sea dumping; Artificial reef; Rigs to reef; Offshore DecommissioningJournal of Environmental RadioactivityYesYes
19/11/2021Davies.AJ: Hastings.AQuantifying greenhouse gas emissions from decommissioned oil and gas steel structures: Can current policy meet NetZero goals?Decommissioning; Greenhouse gas; Emissions; Oil& gasEnergy PolicyNoNo
22/09/2021ES.Harvey; SL. Watts; BJ.Saunders; D.Driessen; LAF.Fullwood; M.Bunce; Se Songploy; J.Kettratad; P.Sitaworawet; S.Chaiyakul; TS.Elsdon; MJ. MarnaneFish Assemblages Associated With Oil and Gas Platforms in the Gulf of ThailandOffshore decommissioning; fish communities; Frontiers in Marine ScienceNoNo
02/07/2021T.Cresswell; Sue.Brown; H.Wong; S.ApteAssessing the impacts of scale residues from offshore oil and gas decommissioning on marine organismsOffshore decommissioning; pipelines; mercury; NORM; impact assessmentThe APPEA Journal NoNo
24/06/2021M. Schläppy; LM. Robinson; V.Camilieri-Asch; K.MillerTrash or Treasure? Considerations for Future Ecological Research to Inform Oil and Gas DecommissioningSubsea structures, decommissioning, offshore wind, marine renewables, rigs-to-reefs, oil and gas industry, offshore & marine structuresFrontiers in Marine ScienceNoNo
06/08/2020T.Bond; R. J. Mueller; Matthew J. Birt; J. Prince; K. Miller; J. Patridge; D. McLeanMystery pufferfish create elaborate circular nests at mesophotic depths in AustraliaFish; Pufferfish; North West; EnvironmentJournal of Fish Biology NoNo
15/05/2020S.McKay; SA.Higgins; P.BakerNORM inventory forecast for australian offshore oil and gas decommissioned assets and radioactive waste disposal pathways. Offshore decommissioning; NORMAPPEA JournalNoNo
20/03/2020D. Mclean et alEnhancing the Scientific Value of Industry Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in Our OceanROV; Surveys; GuidelinesFrontiers in Marine ScienceNoNo
12/06/2019D. Burdon; S. Barnard; S.J. Boyes; M.ElliottOil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in marine protected areas: System complexity, analysis and challengesEnvironmentMarine Pollution BulletinNoNo
12/06/2019Daniel O.B. Jones; Andrew R.Gates; Veerle A.I.Huvenne; Alexander B.Phillips; Brian J.BettAutonomous marine environmental monitoring: Application in decommissioned oil fieldsEnvironment; MonitoringScience of the Total EnvironmentNoNo
25/03/2019Brigitte Sommer; Ashley M.Fowler; Peter I. Macreadie; David A.Palandro; Azivy C.Aziz; David J.BoothDecommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures – Environmental opportunities and challengesEnvironmentScience of the Total EnvironmentNoNo
11/02/2019Nichola C Lacey, Peter HayesEpifauna associated with subsea pipelines in the North SeaMarine; PipelineICES Journal of Marine ScienceNoNo
01/02/2019Ann Scarborough Bull & Milton LoveWorldwide oil and gas platform decommissioning: A review of practices and reefing optionsEnvironmentOcean & Coastal ManagementNoNo
26/11/2018Todd Bond, Julian C. Partridge, Michael D. Taylor, Tim F. Cooper, Dianne L. McLeanThe influence of depth and a subsea pipeline on fish assemblages and commercially fished speciesMarine; Pipelines; FishPLos ONENoNo
01/11/2018F. Murray et alData challenges and opportunities for environmental management of North Sea oil and gas decommissioning in an era of blue growthEnvironment; DataMarine PolicyNoNo
01/10/2018T.Bond, J.C.Partridge, J. Prince, D.J. WhiteThe Value of Subsea Pipelines to Marine BiodiversityMarine; PipelinesOffshore Technology Conference AsiaNoNo
01/10/2018T.Bond, J.C.Partridge, M.D.Taylor, T.J.Langlois, B.E.Malseed, L.D.Smith, D.L.McLeanFish associated with a subsea pipeline and adjacent seafloor of the North West Shelf of Western AustraliaMarine; Pipelines; FishMarine Environmental ResearchNoNo
01/10/2018Bond, T., Langlois, T.J., Partridge, J.C., Birt, M.J., Malseed, B.E., Smith, L. and McLean, D.L.Diel shifts and habitat associations of fish assemblages on a subsea pipeline.Marine; PipelineFisheries ResearchNoNo
12/09/2018M. Baqery; P.EdalatA Knowledge Based Decommissioning Alternative Selection System for Fixed Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms in Persian GulfEnvironmental impact assessment; EIA; Sea dumping; Artificial reef; Rigs to reef; Offshore DecommissioningInternational Journal of Coastal & Offshore EngineeringNoNo
15/07/2018ML.Fam; D.Konovessis; LS.Ong; HK.TanA review of offshore decommissioning regulations in five countries – strengths and weaknesses. Offshore decommissioning; offshore regulationsOcean EngineeringNoNo
15/07/2018D.L.McLean, M.D.Taylor, J.C.Partridge, B.Gibbons, T.J.Langlois, B.E.Malseed, L.D.Smith, T.BondFish and habitats on wellhead infrastructure on the north west shelf of Western AustraliaMarine; Fish; Habitat; Wellhead; WellsContinental Shelf ResearchNoNo
03/07/2018AM.Fowler; A.-M. Jørgensen; JC.Svendsen; PI.Macreadie; DOB. Jones; AR.Boon; DJ.Booth; R.Brabant; E.Callahan; JT.Claisse; TG.Dahlgren; S.Degraer; QR.Dokken; AB.Gill; DG.Johns; RJ.Leewis; HJ.Lindeboom; O.Linden; R.May; AJ.Murk; G.Ottersen; DM.Schroeder; SM.Shastri; J.Teilmann; V.Todd; G.VanHoey; J.Vanaverbeke; JWP.CoolenEnvironmental benefits of leaving offshore infrastructure in the ocean. Offshore decommissioningFrontiers in Ecology and the EnvironmentNoNo
01/04/2018Sally Rouse; Peter Hayes; Ian M.Davies; Thomas A.WildingOffshore pipeline decommissioning: Scale and contextEnvironment; EngineeringMarine Pollution BulletinNoNo
16/05/2017McLean, D.L., Partridge, J.C., Bond, T., Birt, M.J., Bornt, K.R., and Langlois, T.J.Using industry ROV videos to assess fish associations with subsea pipelinesMarine; ROVContinental Shelf ResearchNoNo
01/02/2017John Chandler; David White; Erika J.Techera; Susan Gourvenec; Scott DraperEngineering and legal considerations for decommissioning of offshore oil and gas infrastructure in AustraliaEngineering; LegalOcean EngineeringNoNo
01/01/2014A.M.Fowler; P.I.Macreadie; D.O.B.Jones; D.J.BoothA multi-criteria decision approach to decommissioning of offshore oil and gas infrastructureEnvironment; Comparative AssessmentOcean & Coastal ManagementNoNo