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1 Decom North Sea and Bureau Veritas Decommissioning Step by Step: Including Asbestos Guidance 14th March

2 Agenda DECOMMISSIONING STEP BY STEP INCLUDING ASBESTOS GUIDANCE: 12:00pm: Registration and networking - tea & coffee 12:20pm: Welcome and introductions: Brian Nixon, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea 12:25pm: The regulatory requirements of decommissioning: Jon McGregor, Risk and Safety Services Manager, Bureau Veritas UK 12:45pm: Managing asbestos in decommissioning: Mark Rhodes, Asbestos Manager, Bureau Veritas UK 1:15pm: Q&A 1:30pm: Networking & Buffet Lunch 2:00pm: End of event 2

3 Bureau Veritas at a glance Established in 1828 A global leader in conformity assessment and certification services in the areas of quality, health and safety, environment and social responsibility (QHSE) 2010 revenue: 3bn More than 900 offices in 140 countries Over 52,000 skilled employees Eight global businesses providing a complete set of services Servicing over 400,000 customers across a wide range of end markets 3

4 Why Bureau Veritas Global reach Unmatched expertise Reputation Service Portfolio Skilled employees Track Record Truly International: with local networks Consistent delivery of services worldwide Unmatched knowledge of chosen markets Accreditations - comprehensive Portfolio Knowledge - global regulations, reference frameworks and standards 9 Technical Centres Reputation built over 180 years Technical excellence Integrity Independence Commitment to ethics and values Ability to cover all QHSE requirements of a customer or project Complementary added value services Focus and commitment on QHSE 52,000 employees Over 900 locations globally Client-Driven and entrepreneurial culture Ability to attract and retain talent Sustained organic growth - year on year Successful acquisition record Disciplined integration process 4

5 Our UK locations Europe Middle East & Africa 60% of Revenue 540 locations including 69 laboratories 17,800 staff 88 countries Americas 15% or Revenue 161 locations including 34 laboratories 8,000 staff 30 countries United Kingdom Asia-Pacific 25% of Revenue 227 locations including 78 laboratories 13,300 staff 22 countries Headquarters - Brandon House, London 20 UK Locations 1145 Staff, over 600 are field based 5

6 Our Portfolio of services Sustainability and Environment Workplace Risk Management Training Industrial Risk Management Certification Commodities and International Trade Marine 6

7 A guide to the regulations Foreword and fact checked by DECC Gives an overview of the Regulatory Process for Decommissioning Regulatory Process for Platform Decommissioning Regulatory Process for Pipeline Decommissioning. Other Mandatory Regulations 7

8 The bodies responsible for offshore decommissioning regulations The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Formed in October brings together : Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform department (BERR) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) energy policy. DECC has a dedicated Offshore Decommissioning Unit Must be consulted at every stage of the decommissioning project 8

9 The bodies responsible for offshore decommissioning regulations OSPAR Commission The Oslo and Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic (OSPAR) Aims to protect the marine environment of the North- East Atlantic. Comprises 15 governments and the European Commission A relevant Contracting Party refers to a party (normally a government) that has jurisdiction over specific offshore installations. 9

10 The main regulations The Petroleum Act 1998 Regulates petroleum exploration and production Five parts, Part 4: Abandonment of Offshore Installations Secretary of State requests submission of a detailed programme of the proposed decommissioning measures Within the Act, this is known as the Abandonment Programme. However, commonly referred to as the Decommissioning Programme Section 30 of the Petroleum Act 1998 specifies who is responsible for submitting the decommissioning programme Those parties will receive a Notice under Section 29 Notice setting out their responsibilities These parties are often referred to as Section 29 Notice Holders 10

11 The main regulations OSPAR Decision 98/3 on the Disposal of Disused Offshore Installations OSPAR Decision 98/3 defines the decommissioning options that can be considered. The Decision states, the dumping, and the leaving wholly or partly in place, of disused offshore installations within the maritime area is prohibited. However, Section 3 of the Decision allows under certain circumstances a derogation case. Section 29 Notice Holders must apply for derogation and meet pre-defined requirements before a permit allowing the derogation is issued by the OSPAR Commission Energy Act 2008 The Energy Act 2008 modifies a number of sections of the Petroleum Act 1998 (c.17). The sections relating to decommissioning work are: Sections 72, 73, 74, 107, Schedule 5 and new sections, 38A and 38B. 11

12 The main decommissioning options Option One: complete decommissioning The complete decommission solution is a requirement for all platforms installed after 9th February 1999 For platforms installed before 9th February 1999, UK law requires platform owners to work towards complete decommissioning and removal where practicable, as this is assumed the most environmentally sensitive solution available Option Two: leaving the platform partly in place Under certain circumstances, i.e. for reasons of safety or technical complexity, it is more practicable for parts of the platform to remain in situ. For example, this may be the case for some concrete installations and for the footings of a steel installation The question of which elements are to remain in situ are determined in consultation with government bodies, supported by studies required by DECC and conducted by the operator Option Three: Leaving pipelines wholly in place 12

13 Deferred or phased Decommissioning The operator can request a deferment or a phased decommissioning in any circumstances, i.e. whether derogated or not. Deferred Deferred decommissioning can be requested if a robust case of specific opportunity (e.g. if further oil exploration or extraction could take place) Phased Market factors Vessel availability, i.e. the coordination of offshore work with other projects in a similar timescale can be beneficial and decommissioning work could be spread across a period of time The potential to achieve savings through co-operation with other companies, as promoted by Oil and Gas UK, the Pilot Initiative and The Early Decommissioning Synergy Group (TEDS) Advances in technology An alternative robust case of specific opportunity 13

14 Decommissioning time-line 14

15 Content of the Decommissioning Programme What Background information Description of Items to be decommissioned Inventory of materials Options Removal and disposal options How Selected removal and disposal option Wells Drill cuttings Environmental impact assessment Debris clearance Pre- and Post-decommissioning monitoring and maintenance Project Management Costs Schedule Project management and verification 15

16 Decommissioning Programme Background information The facilities to be decommissioned (installations, subsea equipment and pipelines) Other relevant facilities, e.g. telephone cables, other platforms and pipelines, along with details concerning their location, type and status The prevailing weather, sea states, currents, water depths, seabed conditions, etc Any other commercial activity in the area, i.e. fishing, shipping, etc Any other relevant background information relating to the Decommissioning Programme 16

17 Decommissioning Programme Description of Items to be decommissioned Inventory of materials A list of all materials and items identified The list should include: Hydrocarbons Sludges Heavy metals Sacrificial anodes Any radioactive materials (including Low Specific Activity scale). If some quantities cannot be specified accurately, estimates should be provided The relative location of all materials should be indicated in the listing 17

18 Decommissioning Programme Removal and disposal options Describes the alternative removal and disposal options The reasons why they have or have not been chosen Should demonstrate that the potential for re-use has been fully explored Selected removal and disposal option Describes the selected removal method and disposal route Highlight any potential transfrontier shipment of waste issues Describes how principles of the waste hierarchy will be met: Will it be re-used, recycled or scrapped Details cleaning or removal of waste materials, including: Cleaning methods, cleaning agents, and disposal of residues Details disposal of any radioactive material, including scale Details of any materials and remains on the seabed after decommissioning Water clearances above any remains Predicted degradation, movement and stability of any remains 18

19 Decommissioning Programme Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipelines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999 (amended) All potential impacts on the marine environment, including Exposure of biota to contaminants associated with the installation, Other biological impacts arising from: physical effects conflicts with the conservation of species with the protection of their habitats with mariculture Interference with other legitimate uses of the sea All potential impacts on other environmental compartments, including: Emissions to the atmosphere Leaching to groundwater Discharges to surface fresh water and effects on the soil 19

20 Decommissioning Programme Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consumption of natural resources and energy associated with re-use and recycling Other consequential effects on the physical environment which may be expected to result from the option Potential impacts on amenities, the activities of communities and on future uses of the environment The identification of any habitats or species listed in Annex I of the Habitats and Birds Directives and covered by the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Conservation of Habitats) Regulations 2001 The impact of the decommissioning activities on them - any suitable mitigation should also be proposed An appropriate management system 20

21 Summary The decommissioning programme provides a detailed and transparent summary of: The challenge The decommissioning options The preferred option The cost The schedule The environmental impact The expected outcome Any ongoing inspections or maintenance that will be required. Constant communication with DECC will ensure a efficient process. https://www.og.decc.gov.uk/upstream/decommissioning/programmes/ap proved.htm 21

22 Asbestos guide Mark Rhodes, Head of Asbestos Bureau Veritas 22

23 Introduction Mark Rhodes Has been involved with the asbestos industry since 1995 and managed a number of national accredited consultancies. Served in the Royal Engineers as a Combat Surveyor on a number of operational tours but prior to this was a civil engineer in the North of Scotland. In the early part of his career, Mark worked for Hydrasun and was involved in Crane refits on production platforms at Invergordon. 23

24 Contents Introduction Asbestos: What is it? Health and Safety: What it does to you The Law: An overview of the Statutory Legislation 24

25 Asbestos: What is it? What is Asbestos? Where does it come from? Common uses 25

26 Health and safety: What it does to you The following are the main health effects associated with asbestos exposure: Asbestosis Lung cancer Mesothelioma Other cancers (including gastro-intestinal system) Asbestos warts Pleural plaques REMEMBER smoking increases the risk many times X 50 26

27 The Law: Overview of the Statutory Legislation Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (2012) Unless an adequate assessment has been made of the risks from ACM and steps taken to ensure they are not disturbed, building occupants and users will still be at risk. Regulation 4: Duty to manage States that if you own, occupy, manage or have responsibility for property you have a legal duty to assess and manage the risk from ACM. You must take reasonable steps to identify ACM by presuming the presence of asbestos until proven otherwise. Regulation 10: Information, Instruction and Training Anyone who is or is liable to come into contact with asbestos during the course of their work should have suitable and sufficient training to ensure their health and safety. 27

28 The Law: Overview of the Statutory Legislation Medicals Asbestos health surveillance is required for people who may have been exposed to asbestos during the course of their works. This is a requirement under Regulation 22 CAR. 28

29 Clients Anglia Water Yorkshire Water Brookes Bell Marine British Telecom Highways Agency Polymer Latex Rolls-Royce EDF Energy Ministry of Defence Royal Mail 29

30 Questions and Answers 30

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