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Decommissioning

Marathon Oil is planning for the decommissioning of the Brae Area facilities in the U.K. sector of the Central North Sea.

The scope of the decommissioning is considerable and it is estimated the process could take up to 20 years to complete. Our dedicated Brae Area decommissioning website keeps stakeholders informed and invites them to comment on our activities.

Marathon Oil will comply fully with the highly regulated framework that governs the Decommissioning Programmes in the U.K. We are planning and executing decommissioning activities with full regard for safety and the environment, while taking economic factors into account.

We are applying recognized industry good practice and continue to commit to full and transparent stakeholder engagement and collaboration. We have numerous stakeholders, including regulators, special interest groups, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), trade organizations, partners, local and regional business groups and elected officials, government ministries and academic institutions.

Our stakeholder engagement timeline spanned three stages of the planning process: the overview of decommissioning proposals and timescale, further engagement and progress updates prior to the formal consultation period, and the formal consultation period. In addition to communicating through print and digital channels, we engaged with statutory stakeholders and interested parties in meetings, workshops and public consultations.

We continue to evaluate emerging technologies and solutions that fully comply with all regulations, while being safer, more efficient and less expensive than traditional approaches.

Our workforce and Brae Area partners continue to focus on the safe, environmentally responsible and cost-effective decommissioning of these North Sea assets, and ongoing engagement with our stakeholders.

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