Over the next 20 years, decommissioning of ageing offshore infrastructure will be one of the major challenges facing the global oil and gas industry. In response, operators are seeking solutions to achieve decommissioning safely and efficiently, while managing their costs and reputation.
Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore acts as a complete compliance partner, supporting operators at every phase of decommissioning, from portfolio planning to asset decommissioning programming, to in-field delivery—all at a reasonable cost and in line with regulatory standards.

Decommissioning and asset transfer is a multi-faceted endeavor with many potential risks that can slow the process and hinder success. Chief among decommissioning concerns is safety, along with compliance and efficiency. Additionally, operators are seeking to manage costs and ensure that the decommissioning process is environmentally responsible. Many owners require a compliance partner whose global presence can provide seamless service throughout the process.

  • We are an integrated compliance partner, offering clients a single source solution
  • Our worldwide network of experts allows clients to decommission assets wherever necessary
  • Bureau Veritas’ decommissioning history and technical expertise helps clients achieve and maintain compliance
  • Through thorough project risk and cost assessments, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore ensures cost optimization

our offer

Portfolio planning

We believe in the importance of front-loading compliance risk assessments and strategies, to avoid unnecessary work and costs. By centralizing data and conducting a gap analysis, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore creates a compliance “line in the sand”. We integrate necessary survey programs into existing works programs so that decommissioning planning is considered part of normal operations.

Asset decommissioning

Our team offers a seamless decommissioning process, gaining regulatory approvals and ensuring compliance throughout the decommissioning process (including onshore structures). Our focus on safety culture, safety case management and human factors brings confidence to our clients and ensures proper regulatory compliance.

In-field delivery

We instill a safety culture throughout decommissioning, by conducting ongoing regulatory compliance assurance. Ensuring the proper management of our client’s reputation, we manage all post-decommissioning monitoring plans and audit decommissioning parties through to the end of the process.

Paul Shrieve

Vice President Offshore & Services

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

There is perhaps no more challenging process than decommissioning ageing assets. We’re proud of our record helping industry leaders meet those challenges head on, decommissioning their assets safely, efficiently and in a way that minimizes environmental impact.
10% North Sea installations currently in decommissioning phase
349 North Sea installations to be decommissioned from 2017 to 2025
24,200 Tons, size of Shell’s Brent Delta platform, which Bureau Veritas helped decommission in April 2017

What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.