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Design for decommissioning (D4D)
The D4D Database provides feedback from late life and abandonment operations. It provides practical guidance to engineers when designing new facilities or modifying existing facilities
The challenges and issues encountered at the end of a facility's life may not be foreseen or correctly considered during the design phase. This lack of attention can make the eventual decommissioning work more technically challenging and costly. The purpose of the database is to identify decommissioning issues based on real industry lessons learnt and translate these into potential solutions which could be implemented in future designs. Read more...
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