The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Centre for Subsurface Well Integrity, Plugging and Abandonment (SWIPA), a Norwegian research centre at the global forefront of research on technologies and best practices for P&A. Their work aims to significantly reduce costs while upholding the highest standards for long-term well integrity.

As the sole APAC headquartered member, CODA looks to serve as a regional gateway to the research group’s expertise, strengthening CODA’s mission to connect innovators and build Australia’s decommissioning capabilities.

“We’re thrilled to partner with such a well-respected organisation like SWIPA. This expands CODA’s network tremendously, connecting us to leading international experts and the latest innovations in the field.” – Francis Norman, CODA CEO

Both organisations look forward to exchanging knowledge and promoting progress in responsible decommissioning practices.

For more information about the SWIPA initiative, please visit their website.

Visit SWIPA website

Interactive Technology and Innovation Roadmap Released

The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) has released an interactive online version of its Decommissioning Innovation and Technology Roadmap. The roadmap identifies key areas that would benefit from innovative approaches and new technologies for decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure in Australia.

The report draws on completed decommissioning projects and findings from comparable regulatory regimes in the UK, Norway and the Gulf of Mexico to showcase global best practices. It maps out opportunities for Australia to develop local solutions and become an exporter of decommissioning products and services to the Asia-Pacific region. The roadmap aligns operators, service providers and regulators around a shared vision for transforming industry practices.

Through literature reviews, market engagement and capability analysis, we identified numerous technology and innovation opportunities. These span immediate, 5-10 year and 10-25+ year timeframes, focussing on solutions that offer maximum return on investment for adoption across the Australian industry.

This interactive platform provides a user-friendly interface, enabling users to visually explore the identified technologies, innovations, and their potential impact on the decommissioning sector.

View roadmap