Decommissioning Planning ‘Top 10’ Lessons Learned and Recommendations – Part 2

One of the preliminary activities that need to be performed to enable detailed planning is characterization. Characterization includes both ‘desktop’ characterization (level 1) – reviewing of existing and historical facility/site documentation and process knowledge, and field/facility characterization (level 2) – condition assessments, surveys and materials sampling from the structure, systems and surrounding lands.

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Decommissioning Planning ‘Top 10’ Lessons Learned and Recommendations (Part 1)

This 3-part series will explore a list of the ‘Top 10’ lessons learned including the typical situation, importance, impacts(s), different perspectives (contractor, owner, and stakeholder), along with recommendations for each of the ‘Top 10’ lessons learned in decommissioning planning. After all, planning is the earliest and best opportunity to positively influence scope definition, safety, cost, and schedule.

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