Report outlines the scale of the decommissioning market for North Sea oil & gas projects

The report suggests that new talent will be needed to capitalise on this opportunity.

Oil rig at night


By 2040, investment of around £30 billion is expected in the UK Continental Shelf on decommissioning North Sea oil and gas projects, according to a new report commissioned by Decom North Sea and Scottish Enterprise.

The report highlights a number of key areas for the oil and gas industry to consider in order to take advantage of this opportunity, including talent attraction. The annual average decommissioning activity is predicted to double over the next decade, indicating a need to substantially grow the oil and gas workforce and attract new engineering talent to Scotland.

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