2018 Agenda

26 November 2018

19:00 – Networking Drinks Reception

19:30 – Buffet Dinner – Tastes from Around the World

27 November 2018 – Conference Day One

8:30 – Welcome

8:40 – Keynote Presentation – Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands

9:00 – Decommissioning in Context (Session Champion: Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK)
Decommissioning is now a feature in the operational life of the North Sea region. This session examines the strategic context of decommissioning and aims to help delegates understand how the regulatory framework is evolving and hear industry views on the role of decommissioning in investment and divestment decision-making in a mature oil and gas region.

Approaches To Late Life and Decommissioning Strategy Development – Neil Fowler, TAQA
Our Decommissioning Mission – Pauline Innes, OPRED
MER and Decommissioning – Decommissioning Task Force (DTF) Role – Nils Cohrs, The Oil and Gas Authority
Capturing the UK’s Decommissioning Opportunity – Jon Clark, EY

10:15 – Panel session: Decommissioning in Context

10:30 – Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 – North Sea Context and Perspective (Session Champion: Will Rowley, Acteon FLS)
Over the next decade, expenditure on decommissioning on the UKCS is predicted to amount to £1.5-2.0 billion per annum, presenting the UK supply chain with a clear opportunity to develop world-class decommissioning capabilities. This session gives a decommissioning market update along with insight into the current capability across the decommissioning supply chain in the UK.

Decommissioning Insight – 2018 – Joe Leask, Oil & Gas UK
Re-use and Decommissioning in the Netherlands: Nexstep’s Approach – Jaqueline Vaessen, Nexstep
Supply Chain Capability – Karen Craig-Hunter, Scottish Enterprise and Bill Cattanach, The Oil and Gas Authority
Decom North Sea’s Guidelines: Managing Offshore Decommissioning Waste – Martin Bjerregaard, D3, Fiona Johnstone, SEPA and Tania Tucker, The Environment Agency
Bridging The Gap – Jens Klit Thomsen, Maersk Decom A/S

12:20 – Panel session: North Sea Context and Perspective

12:35 – Scope, Planning and Efficiency – Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK
Introduction to the post-lunch session.

12:40 Buffet Lunch and Networking Break

13:15 – The National Decommissioning Centre
Dr Richard Nielson, University of Aberdeen
Pamela Lomoro, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

13:45 Break-Out Workshops: Delivering the 35% – Part One

Choose one of the following: 

A. Well Decommissioning (Session Champion: Philip Whittaker, Boston Consulting Group)
Well decommissioning represents proportionally the largest estimated cost across the decommissioning scope. It should therefore present the most significant cost saving opportunity. Where will these cost savings come from? Are we doing the right things to take the industry to lower cost P&A?

Andrew Louden, isol8
David Lindsay, Bibby Offshore
Matt Marcantonio, Claxton

B. Operational Safety and Risk (Session Champion: Nigel Lees, wood)
Regardless of cost, late-life and decommissioning operations must be delivered to the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management. How is this being achieved? Are there areas of concern emerging? Where are the opportunities to deliver the highest standards of HSE management at the lowest cost?

Steve Gilbert, Lloyd’s Register
Emily Taylor, Step Change in Safety
Stephen Diplock, Petrofac

C. Contracting Models (Session Champion: Sam Long, Aker Solutions)
A number of initiatives have tried to identify innovative ways of delivering decommissioning projects. There has been a cry for ‘doing things differently’, but is that happening? Are there lessons we can learn from the oil and gas sector? What can we learn from other sectors and where should the industry look?

Kirsti Olson, Dentons
Vince McCarthy, SAIPEM Ltd
Callum Falconer, dundeecom
Laura Petrie, Ledingham Chalmers

14:15  – All delegates to move to next chosen break-out session

14:30 – Repeat of sessions A-C listed above

15:00 – Coffee and Networking Break

15:30 Delivering the 35% – Part Two (Session Champion: Win Thornton, BP)
This session will bring together the outcomes from the workshops with on-going industry-wide initiatives aimed at the cost reduction challenge. Speakers will seek to demonstrate how these initiatives are anticipated to deliver cost reductions. The session will culminate in a facilitated panel session, where an invited panel will seek to bring together the afternoon’s work and identify where the focus for cost saving could and should be targeted.

Chair: Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK
Well Decommissioning Workshop Outcomes – Philip Whittaker, Boston Consulting Group
Operational Safety and Risk Workshop Outcomes – Nigel Lees, wood
Contracting Models Workshop Outcomes – Sam Long, Aker Solutions
Are We Asking The Right Questions About Decommissioning? – Win Thornton, BP
Decommissioning Costs: Measurement and Management – Ian Fozdar, The Oil and Gas Authority

16:30 Panel session: Delivering the 35%

Chair: Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK
Richard Tocher, ConocoPhillips
Matt Jenkins, Well-Safe Solutions
Tom Baxter, University of Aberdeen
Sam Long, Aker Solutions
Callum Falconer, dundeecom
Win Thornton, BP

17:15 – End of Day One Conference Sessions

18:30 – Pre-Gala Dinner Drinks Reception

19:00 – Gala Dinner

Pre-Dinner Speaker: Scott Meenagh, Paralympic Nordic skier

28 November 2018 – Conference Day Two

08:45 – Welcome

09:00 – Keynote Presentation: Decommissioning In a Changing World – Russell Stevenson, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre

09:20 – Technology and Science (Session Champion: Roy Aspden, CNR International)
This session will showcase recent developments in science and technology and how such developments are improving the outcomes for decommissioning projects or will have a tangible influence going forward.

Reducing Risk by Inclusion of Robust Subsurface Analysis for Plugging and Abandonment Campaigns – Ed Hoskin, Ikon Science
The Future is Now: Next Generation High Power Lasers Tools for Decommissioning and P&A – Scott Marshall, Foro Energy, Inc
Evidence-based BAT/BEP Approach to Pipeline Flushing – Pieter voor der Poorte, Premier Oil
The INSITE Programme, Phase 2: Increasing our Understanding of the Influence of Man-made Structures on the North Sea – Richard Heard, The INSITE Programme

10:20 – Panel Session: Technology and Science

10:35 – Coffee and Networking Break

11:05 – Accessing a Global Market (Session Champion: John Warrender, Decom North Sea)
Oil and gas decommissioning activity is increasing globally, with the UK at the forefront in many areas such as regulation, planning, project execution and technology. This session will discuss how the UK supply chain can break into the global decommissioning market, and where the export opportunities lie.

Spanning the Legal Divide: the UK Decommissioning Supply Chain Abroad – Andreas Dracoulis, Haynes and Boone
Contracting for Global Decommissioning – Laura Petrie, Ledingham Chalmers
Accessing Global Markets – Practicalities and Realities – Will Rowley, Acteon FLS
Use of International Partnerships to Unlock Global Opportunities – Ian Ross, Scottish Development International

12:15 – Panel Session: Accessing a Global Market

12:30 – Buffet Lunch and Networking Break

13:30 – Decommissioning in Practice (Session Champion: Alan Campbell, TAQA)
This session serves as a platform for companies to spotlight their recent decommissioning projects and share their experience and learnings of decommissioning in practice.

Miller Decommissioning – Jim Blacklaws, BP, Christina Krachtoudi, Saipem and Stephen Diplock, Petrofac
NNP Decommissioning – James Richards, CNR International
Decommissioning in the Gulf of Thailand – Shiwei Yin, COOEC
Decom in Practice: Moving to Scale – Philip Whittaker, Boston Consulting Group
Are We Really Pushing for Lowest Cost Decommissioning? The Current Reality Regarding Circular Decommissioning Onshore – Scott Bryant, Zero Waste Scotland

15:00 – Panel Session: Decommissioning in Practice

15:15 – Conference Conclusion

15:30 – End of Conference