Offshore Decommissioning

1. International instruments

a.    IMO Guidelines

1989 Guidelines and Standards for the Removal of Offshore Installations and Structures on the Continental Shelf and in the Exclusive Economic Zone

(IMO Resolution A.672 (16), adopted on 19 October 1989)

b. London Convention Guidelines

c. London Convention – London Protocol (through the IMO) / UNEP Guidelines

2009 Guidelines for the Placement of Artificial Reefs

d. Biodiversity

1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, especially articles 5 to 8.

2. Academic papers and presentations

13-14 August 2015 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Prospects for Rigs-to-Reef in Southeast Asia: Regional Workshop Findings and Recommendations”
Presented at: Indonesia Decommissioning Conference 2015, Bandung, Indonesia

2014 | Article by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“The New Offshore Oil & Gas Installation Abandonment Wave and the International Rules on Removal and Dumping”
Published in: International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law | 29 (2014) 480-520

4-5 November 2014 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Prospects for Rigs-to-Reef in Southeast Asia: Nov 2013 Workshop Findings and Recommendations”
Presented at: Offshore Decommissioning Training Workshop Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 October-1 November 2013 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“International law on offshore decommissioning in Southeast Asia”
Presented at: Offshore Decommissioning Training Workshop Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 October-1 November 2013 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“International legal issues surrounding the placement of Rigs-to-Reef in Southeast Asia”
Presented at: Offshore Decommissioning Training Workshop Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

19 September 2013 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“International legal issues surrounding the placement of Rigs-to-Reef in Southeast Asia”
Presented at: Rigs-to-Reef: Reuse of Decommissioned Offshore Platforms in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013 | Working Paper by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Abandoned Offshore Installations in Southeast Asia and the Opportunity for Rigs-to-Reefs”

2013| Book Chapter by CIL Director Robert C Beckman
“Global Legal Regime on the Decommissioning of Offshore Installations and Structures”
The Regulation of Continental Shelf Development: Rethinking International Standards, ed. Myron H Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Aldo Chircop and Ronan Long. Centre for Oceans Law and Policy, vol. 17. Leiden | Boston: MartinusNijhoff Publishers, 2013, 22 pp.

19-21 November 2012 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Decommissioning options and the International Regulatory Framework”
Presented at: Conference Offshore Structures Asia held, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (jointly presented with N.A. Wan Abdullah Zawawi from the Universiti Teknologi Petronas)

31 October-1 November 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert C Beckman
“The global legal regime on the decommissioning of offshore installations and structures”
Presented at: Decommworld APAC decommissioning workshop, Singapore

20-22 June 2012 | Presentation by CIL Director Robert C Beckman
“Global Legal Regime on the Decommissioning of Offshore Installations and Structures”
Presented at: 36th Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (COLP), Halifax, Nova Scotia, where CIL sponsored a panel on the Decommissioning of Offshore Installations and Structures.
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20-22 June 2012 | Presentation by Youna Lyons, CIL Senior Research Fellow
“Abandoned Offshore Installations in Southeast Asia and the Opportunity for ‘Rigs-to-Reefs'”
Presented at: 36th Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (COLP), Halifax, Nova Scotia, where CIL sponsored a panel on the Decommissioning of Offshore Installations and Structures.

26-27 May 2011 | Conference Paper by Mayla Fermina Alonzo Ibanez
“Towards the Sustainable Decommissioning of Offshore Installations: A Regulatory Challenge for ASEAN States”
Presented at: 8th Asian Law Institute Conference: Law in a Sustainable Asia, Kyushu, Japan