Decommissioning and Restoration, D&R activities will generate business opportunities and indirectly will create more job opportunities which will boost Brunei Darussalam’s socio-economy. In keeping up with the momentum of the theme ‘Energy Transition: Towards a Sustainable Future’, D&R activities hold a strong commitment in reversing the impact of environmental degradation as a result of offshore and onshore activities through the re-introduction of natural ecosystem. In an opening remark at the D&R Forum during the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition, MYCE yesterday morning at the International Convention Centre, the Permanent Secretary of Energy also shared on the National E&P Guideline for D&R of Upstream Industry which was introduced in 2017 by the Ministry of Energy. The guidelines stressed on a coherent approach for all operators in managing their late-life onshore and offshore operation in consideration of associated safety risk and environmental impact.
Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya also stated that the Ministry of Energy through the Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam will be implementing a number of D&R legislation for petroleum industries in the near future. However, the Whole of Nation Approach is needed to ensure not only D&R activities are carried out in accordance to relevant legislation, guidelines and regulatory requirements, but also in realising the value it can bring to the country, striking the balance across socio-economic development, safe execution and safeguarding the environment.
The forum was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Muhd Hussein, Minister of Energy. 255 participants joined the forum. Also present, Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy.
Source: Radio Television Brunei