Global Best Practice in Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning

A CBS Executive Education Masterclass

An oil rig

This Masterclass, supported by the Curtin Law School and the Curtin Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, offers you the rare opportunity to undertake a two-day workshop on all aspects of decommissioning offshore petroleum facilities.

Day one of the Masterclass will examine the international and regional perspectives of decommissioning, as well as case studies from the UK and Norway. Day two will focus on decommissioning in Australia, examining the legal framework for decommissioning, as well as decommissioning from legal and research perspectives.

Curtin University is an approved QA Provider of CPD for the legal profession in Western Australia. CPD points will be available across a range of competency areas. Please refer to the program for more details.

Program details

Date: TBC

Time: 9am – 4:30pm

Where: 137 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000 (map)

Cost:
General: $850 for 1 day, $1500 for 2 days
Curtin alumni, students and staff: $800 for 1 day, $1450 for 2 days

Note: These Masterclasses can be undertaken as a two-day intensive or unbundled and you may attend one day only.

Pre-reading will be provided upon registration.

Curtin University is an approved QA Provider of CPD for the legal profession in Western Australia. CPD points will be available across a range of competency areas. Please refer to the program for more details.

Key takeaways

By attending this Masterclass you will:

  • Recognise and understand the ‘phases’ of decommissioning and the key terms associated with decommissioning, including preparation, abandonment, removal and disposal
  • Understand the international legal framework relating to decommissioning, and the responsibility to uphold that framework
  • Gain an appreciation of the role of the ‘Brent Spar’ incident in the international/regional decommissioning framework
  • Examine and understand regional and national legal frameworks (Northern Hemisphere) and experiences in other jurisdictions
  • Understand the Commonwealth legal framework pertaining to offshore petroleum decommissioning, including a regulator perspective.
  • Understand the need for and role of research in decommissioning, and the current status of research in Australia
  • Gain an industry perspective on decommissioning in Australia
  • Understand the role of science in the decommissioning process

Who is this program for?

This program is ideal for middle and senior managers and executives from the private or public sector who are responsible for making decisions about all aspects of decommissioning of offshore petroleum installations, including: stakeholder managers, well specialists, legal counsel, business development and team leaders, and project managers across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

It’s also suitable for those interested in building upon existing knowledge of decommissioning and the context of decommissioning within international petroleum projects.

Program schedule

Day 1: Wednesday 15 April 2020

TimeTitle Facilitator
9:00am – 10:30amSession 1: Introduction to decommissioning – An Overview
1.5 CPD points in CA 2 (professional skills)
Professor Tina Soliman-Hunter
10:30am – 11:00amMorning tea
11:00am – 12:30pmSession 2: An international Law perspective of decommissioning
1.5 CPD points in CA 4 (substantive law)
Professor Tina Soliman-Hunter
12:30pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 2:45pmSession 3: A Regional Law perspective on decommissioning: OSPAR and OSPAR 98/3
1.5 CPD points in CA 4 (substantive law)
Professor Tina Soliman-Hunter
2:45pm – 3:00pmAfternoon tea
3:00pm – 4:30pmSession 4: A national perspective of decommissioning – the UK and Norway
1.5 CPD points in CA 4 (substantive law)
Professor Tina Soliman-Hunter

Day 2: Thursday 16 April 2020

TimeTitle Facilitator
9:00am – 10:30amSession 1: Decommissioning in Australia – a legal and ethical perspective
1.5 CPD points in CA 3 (ethics and professional responsibility)
Professor Tina Soliman-Hunter
10:30am – 11:00amMorning tea
11:00am – 12:30pmSession 2: Decommissioning in Australia – a practical perspective (NERA)
1.5 CPD points in CA 2 (professional skills)
Professor Claus Otto and Andrew Taylor (NERA)
12:30pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 2:45pmSession 3: Decommissioning in Australia – a practical industry perspective
1.5 CPD point in CA 1 (practice management)
Professor Claus Otto and Ineke Reyboz
2:45pm – 3:00pmAfternoon tea
3:00pm – 4:00pmSession 4: Decommissioning in Australia – ethical considerations in managing biodata
1.0 CPD point in CA 3 (ethics and professional responsibility)
Dr Rose Lines and Dr Tiffany Simpson (Curtin eDNA Frontiers)
4:00pm – 4:30pmWrap-upProfessor Tina Soliman-Hunter

Express your interest

Please contact us if you have any further questions about the program:
Telephone: +61 8 9266 4555
E-mail: execed@curtin.edu.au