Offshore Facilities Decommissioning

Projects, Facilities and Construction


The theme of this program is "an outlook for decommissioning of offshore platforms on the uncertainties, opportunities, and techniques." The core areas of competencies delivered will include:

  • Decommissioning roadmap: past-present-future
  • Decommissioning of offshore platforms: dealing with uncertainties
  • Various facets of decommissioning alternatives: opportunities to be tapped
  • Challenges ahead and gaps to be strategized
  • Best Practicable Environmental Options (BPEO) as a decommissioning option assessment tool

Technical Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, 25 October 2017+
Day 2: Thursday, 26 October 2017+

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Have an outlook of oil and gas industry decommissioning
  • Have overview on opportunities, risk mitigation, and techniques in the field of decommisioning, planning, and management
  • Gain insight on different legislations and regulations affecting decommissioning and its importance
  • Have an understanding on drivers affecting offshore decommissioning and strategies in industrial best practices
  • Understand the application of BPEO through hands-on experience in case studies
  • Experience interactive environment with the trainers/facilitators where various facets of discussion may poll and share their thoughts. This will create and encourage knowledge sharing, experience/knowledge acquisition, and assimilation in solving decommissioning challenges of today and tomorrow.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for the broad spectrum of middle managers and engineers interested in learning more about the key concepts and best practices in offshore platforms decommissioning. Attendees do not require prior knowledge or experience on the subject matter as the course itself is self-contained and tailored as an introductory to decommissioning.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.

In-House Training

This course is available for in house training at your office location.

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Peter Behrenbruch

Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). She obtained her MSc and PhD from Malaysia in Building Engineering and Built Environment. She has 18 years of academic experience, with research related to offshore rigs decommissioning. Amila is the lead researcher of the Decommissioning Initiatives division of the Offshore Engineering Centre, UTP (OECU). She provides training on decommissioning to the industry in Malaysia and South Korea, working closely with various industry/university collaborators and institutions. She works with non-profit organisations and NGOs such as the Malaysia Structural Steel Association (MSSA) and MOGSC. Since 2015, she has been appointed as chair for Rigs.volution Working Group in MSSA (a joint initiative between UTP - MSSA – CIDB), She is listed in the National Industry Expert Directory as a Panel member for the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) for Oil & Gas, by the Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia. Amila has published over 70 articles on her research findings, and passionately championed development of local capability in decommissioning.

All of the topics of this 3-day program (Offshore Facilities Decommissioning Training and Workshop) will also be supported by the Offshore Engineering Center team:

  1. Professor Ir. Dr. Mohd. Shahir Liew, Dean of Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering & Head of Offshore Engineering Center UTP (OECU)
  2. Lim Eu Shawn  (Research Engineer OECU)
  3. Lee Hsiu Eik (Research Engineer OECU)

Ir Mohd Shahir Liew is the Dean of Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia and Head of Offshore Engineering Center UTP (OECU), a spin-off from earlier initiative developed with SKG11 of PETRONAS since 2011. He obtained his BSc and PhD in Civil Engineering from Texas specializing initially in stochastic processes and random vibration in 1983 and 1987, respectively. He spent 8 years in the USA as professional consulting engineer serving projects with the Department of Defense, onshore projects and offshore projects in Texas. Most of the projects were focused on research, design, and management. He returned to Malaysia to continue serving the engineering consulting industry for the Asean region. Having held several key positions ranging from project engineer, project director, and country manager and managing director of several consulting outfit locally and with multi-national companies, he continued his career on capital and developmental projects as well as on research consultancy with several local landmarks to his credit as the professional engineer. He is passionate in training local professional engineers as well as engineers from the Asian countries and have been doing so since 1996 with several non-profit organization. After 23 years in the industries, he joined the academics in 2009 to share his knowledge with the students and staff and to develop himself further in research as well. He has authored and co-authored over 250 publications and have completed over dozens of research grants from the ministry, oil and gas outfits, public works department, and consulting industry. A strong advocate in transfer of knowledge, he is also actively pursuing training and up-skilling of local engineers. He has held several exco positions, nationally and internationally with the NGOs and is instrumental in developing young engineers and researchers in accelerating their career paths. With his key interest in the industry networking and linkages, he is committed to ensure the relevance of research and its application for the benefit of the industry.