Oil & gas decommissioning funding call

Oil rig

Call closing date: 16:00 on 15 September 2016

As part of the Oil and Gas Innovation Programme, NERC is investing up to £850,000 in research translation projects focused on oil and gas decommissioning and its environmental management, which address industry challenges related to:

  • Development of environmental baselines and innovative monitoring techniques and approaches.
  • Data management, sharing, access and collaboration.
  • Impact of man-made structures on the natural environment and options for decommissioning.

A one-day interactive brokerage event was held on 5 July 2016 in Aberdeen. Following the event, participants have the opportunity to develop and submit a research translation project proposal through Je-S.

Proposals will only be accepted from those who participated in the brokerage event.

All proposals must involve an end-user project partner (or partners) (that is private, public or third sector organisations or institutions, private industry, public bodies (such as government departments, local government, regulatory authorities, etc.), non-government organisations or charities).

Projects are expected to be short-term (up to 12 months).

NERC expects to make approximately 5 awards of approximately £170,000 each (80% full economic cost).

Brokerage event attendees are invited to submit full proposals which must be submitted via Je-S by 15 September 2016.

Further information is included in the announcement of opportunity and further guidance for applicants document below. The case for support template must be used:

Announcement of opportunity (PDF, 764KB)

Further guidance for applicants (PDF, 333KB)

Decommissioning case for support template (Word, 632KB)

End-user representatives who are interested in the opportunity are invited to contact NERC to discuss their interests.


For further details please contact:

Michelle Truman
Senior Programme Manager (Innovation)
07738 121108