Centre of Decomissioning Australia (CODA)

There is more than $50 billion of necessary decommissioning work to be done on Australia’s offshore oil and gas infrastructure, over half of which needs to be started within the next ten years.

The Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) was established by NERA to help build an innovative, collaborative and technology-led approach to accelerate Australia’s energy transition, to ensure the $50 billion decommissioning challenge is harnessed as an opportunity and to support commercialisation of energy transition opportunities.

Built on the foundation of collaboration, CODA connects technology innovators, research organisations and governments to support joint projects, knowledge transfer and innovations.

CODA is dedicated to driving innovation and efficiency of activities and creating long-term local jobs from decommissioning, recycling or repurposing, while also supporting decarbonisation of late-life offshore oil and gas assets.

Through collaborative and coordinated action, CODA will address its objectives of:

  • A 35 percent reduction in decommissioning costs in Australia
  • Optimal recycling and reuse of offshore infrastructure for emerging low emissions technologies to help meet industry’s net zero targets
  • Maximised opportunities for the local workforce, service and technology companies; and
  • The building of a domestic decommissioning industry that can then service needs across the Asia Pacific region.

Executive Summary

Report: Offshore Oil and Gas
Decommissioning Liability

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Find out more about NERA's collaborative projects and initiatives that are supporting Australia to become a leader in life extension, repurposing and decommissioning here.