Fact sheet

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NESP Marine and Coastal Hub (2021). Scoping Study: Horizon scan of key science questions in the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas infrastructure. Project 1.19 Information sheet. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, Queensland.



This project will address the growing global issue regarding the decommissioning of end-of-life offshore oil and gas (O&G) infrastructure. This project aims to provide informed, scientifically robust, and transparent decision-making regarding the fate of decommissioned offshore O&G infrastructure. The project will generate a collaborative high-impact scientific paper for publication within an open- sourced international peer-reviewed journal. The paper will outline the top pending questions, together with a comprehensive road map, for the coming decade on research priorities for this topic.