About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

Decommissioning offshore Oil and Gas installations is an inevitable part of the ‘Life of Field’ activities. It carries a multi-billion dollar cost with no commercial return! COVID-19 and low oil price has changed the world we know. For businesses to survive, they must adapt to a changed working environment. We are now in an era of continuous change as COVID-19, low oil price and globalization, pressures companies to be more productive and cost effective.

This 4 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course has been specially adapted for live online training and discusses how best decommissioning projects can be effectively managed to meet the challenges of 2022 and beyond. It is an essential course for those involved in decommissioning who need to be aware of their obligations and liabilities for decommissioning and how best to manage those so that opportunities can be realized, and overall costs can be reduced.

The VILT course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of offshore decommissioning from late life operations through to planning, estimating, preparation, execution and close out. A key learning point for participants will be the opportunity to take part in real life exercises related to decommissioning of a typical offshore asset.

By attending this VILT course, participants will be able to: 

  • Gain a detailed understanding of all aspects of decommissioning.
  • Gain a rare learning experience through real life decommissioning related exercises and case studies.
  • Learn how decommissioning challenges are managed internationally.
  • Observe and discuss future changes and technologies for decommissioning.
  • Gain an understanding of the decommissioning market and influences.
  • Identify decommissioning opportunities.
  • Develop the ability to identify decommissioning opportunities and mitigate decommissioning risks and issues.
  • Learn how to develop a decommissioning strategy.

The VILT course will benefit professionals such as project managers and engineers, supply chain managers, finance & tax managers, HSE managers, operational managers, well work-over specialists as well as government and industry regulators and all persons who have an involvement – directly or indirectly – with decommissioning.

The VILT course will be delivered online in 4 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 4 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (16 hours in total).

Learning, Methods and Tools of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This VILT course will comprise 12 training sessions given via live online and will bring together decommissioning professionals from the Oil and Gas Industry. The focus will be on covering all key aspects of decommissioning, taking note of lessons learnt from actual projects and case studies.

Participants will be taken on a journey starting from the late life of field, circa 8 years from cessation of production (COP). Over the duration of the VILT course, participants will progress through early planning, preparation, and finally execution and close out of a typical offshore field. During this time, through a series of exercises, participants will participate in the development of a decommissioning strategy, schedule and estimate for a typical field. In addition, there will be the added benefit for participants to network with other professionals within the group.

Your expert course leader has 40 years of international Oil and Gas experience, primarily within construction engineering and management, and is a recognized expert with over 20 years of decommissioning experience.

He has an MSc in Project Management from Aberdeen University, with a dissertation in decommissioning. His publications include ‘Decommissioning Strategies for 21st Century’.

He is also the co-author of ‘Human and Organization Factors in the End of Service Life and Decommissioning’ and numerous papers/presentations. He retired from Wood Group in 2013 after 23 years of service, with the last 17 years being responsible for their decommissioning activities as Decommissioning Manager. He is now a decommissioning advisor and decommissioning trainer.

Main achievements:

  • Responsible for circa 100 decommissioning studies from liability/conceptual studies through detail, engineering and implementation.
  • Key role in development of Wood Group decommissioning strategy (prior to retirement).
  • Active participant in decommissioning industry work groups.
  • Regular presenter at decommissioning events.
  • Team leader for decommissioning workshops – both UK and international.
  • Implementation manager for the decommissioning of Brent Spar in Norway.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

Offshore decommissioning was discussed in detail and with good authority. The trainer took us on a journey and touched upon in detail the ecosystem within. Quizzes and exercises helped us discuss and understand each other’s point

Manager, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited

The course has given very thoughtful insight in the subject of decommissioning. The vast knowledge of the trainer helps in participants to understand better the subject of discussion

Special Project Leader, Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia

“The speaker is very knowledgeable about the decommissioning campaign. The inputs are very valuable.”

Contract Manager, Del Sol Offshore Sdn. Bhd

“I have attended a number of courses organised by PetroEdge and so far, I have never been disappointed. Well done.”

Cost Engineer, Sarawak Shell Berhad

“Good arrangement on the course, with experienced speaker to share good information.”

Project Manager, Murphy Oil