CIL has undertaken a significant amount of research on the law, rules and regulations applicable to offshore installations on the basis that such law, rules and regulations will frame national and regional policy on such installations. The research, which includes a study of the overall geographic, political and economic context of the offshore industry, is divided into three distinct lines of enquiry. The first line of enquiry examines the legal framework applicable to different types of pollution from offshore activities, with a particular emphasis on the implications for Southeast Asia. The second line of enquiry concerns the abandonment and removal of disused offshore installations, which is called ‘offshore decommissioning’ by the industry. The third line of inquiry explores the possibility of converting decommissioned oil installations into artificial reefs.

CIL research materials on offshore installations and structures are presented below.