Overview of International Offshore Decommissioning Regulations – Volume 2: Wells Plugging & Abandonment

IOGP Report 585

This volume reviews national legislation/guidelines relevant to offshore P&A for 32 countries. Countries have been grouped by sea areas, broadly based on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and associated Regional Seas Programme.


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This Report is the second of two volumes providing a high level review of the legislation/guidelines relevant to the decommissioning of offshore facilities and infrastructure (Volume 1) and the plugging and abandonment (P&A) of offshore wells (Volume 2), for specific hydrocarbon producing countries.

Volume 1 can be accessed here.

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Publication Date

July 2017



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