Decommissioning and Abandonment of End of Life Hydrocarbon Equipment

Date: 5th – 7th March 2019 

Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   



Main Learning Objectives and Benefits:

  • Understand dismantling, decontamination and removal of process equipment and facility structures; the removal of surface installations; and recon touring the land and planting vegetation to prevent soil erosion as appropriate
  • Understand the rights and obligations, as Employer, Contractor or Engineer under these contracts
  • Discover the tools and guidelines required to recognize when you have a claim, how to bring it, and how to defend it
  • Gain improved ability to evaluate, agree and resolve decommissioning problems
  • Attain thorough knowledge of how to deal with termination and suspension and an understanding of the risks which termination and suspension bring
  • Understand the different law between onshore and offshore decommissioning


Course Description:

Decontamination can be defined as removal of contaminants from the system by washing, heating, chemical treatment and mechanical cleaning. The term contaminant denotes the undesirable chemical entity present in the assets used for manufacture. The internal and external surfaces of equipment are exposed to chemicals during service. Thus, the objectives of any decontamination process are:

a)       To reduce occupational exposure

b)      To salvage the facility, equipment and materials as far as possible

c)       To restore the site for future use which may be an alternate use (e.g. may be commercial rather tthan industrial)


The process of decontamination can take place naturally, if a chemically contaminated surface is exposed in air and allowed to be washed with water for a long period of time. The process has no control on time element and the decontamination results cannot be predicted on time line. The second method uses chemical treatment, water treatment, steam treatment and the decontamination results can be predicted with reasonable accuracy. The process flow diagram for the complete process is given below for better understanding.


Today’s complex facilities and projects, as well as massive legacy liability portfolios, require a wealth of broad experience, operational and technical knowledge, rigorous and fit-for-purposes processes, custom planning and management tools, and global industry best practices and lessons learned. The energy industry needs companies with innovative approaches to minimizing costs, streamlined, yet graded approaches, technical and management experience, and demonstrated project delivery to achieve closure status, all while decreasing hazards, risks, and legacy liabilities.


Who Should Attend? 

This training is highly recommended for:

  • Plant Managers
  • Contract Management Personals
  • Contract Schedulers
  • Plant Schedulers
  • Contract Supervisors 
  • Plant Supervisors
  • Civil Engineers 
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Chemicals Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Operator Personals
  • Maintenance Personals
  • Electrical Personals
  • Instrument Technology Personals
  • Contract Decommissioning Personals
  • Estimators 
  • And any other professionals who are involved in decommissioning


For more information on the above program, please send an email to [email protected] with name of event, dates & location. Thank you!