New centre established to address Australia’s decommissioning challenge
The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) has officially launched, heralding a much-needed collaborative effort to address the challenges and maximise the opportunities of decommissioning Australia’s aging oil and gas infrastructure.
In an unprecedented move, CODA brings together many of the world’s major oil and gas companies — Chevron, Woodside Energy, Santos Limited, Esso Australia Pty Ltd, Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia and BHP — as well as many leading service and research organisations such as Baker Hughes, Atteris, Linch-Pin, AGR, Curtin University and Xodus Group.
Federal Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt MP welcomed the establishment of the new decommissioning body:
“Congratulations to NERA for the establishment of the Centre of Decommissioning Australia. We all want to ensure we have a sound regulatory framework and that the offshore oil and gas industry can manage current and future decommissioning challenges.”