Monday 20 November
CAN EXPERIENCE DRIVE CHANGE?
The workshop asks ‘Can Experience Drive Change?’ and is being led by Walter Thain, Chief Executive Officer, THREE60 Energy and Will Black, Decommissioning Project Manager, EnQuest.
This is your opportunity to play your part and let your voice be heard at a workshop where we can discuss issues across the sector not only in oil and gas but also across the different energy mix in the future.
The workshop will be an interactive session where attendees can share learnings and experience in key areas in offshore decommissioning. Each session will look at the decommissioning work breakdown structure and will ask attendees to share good practice, experience, challenges and learning in the these areas.
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend an initial introductory session before breakout rooms will focus upon the following themes (everyone will have a chance to attend each breakout):
Registrations will be limited to 100 people for this session. Please note attendance is limited to two representatives per company and is open to conference attendees only (attendance for the workshop only is not permitted).
A QUESTION OF DECOM
A highly interactive session for the first evening of the Offshore Decommissioning Conference. Working in teams, attendees will have the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test and learn more about the offshore decommissioning industry through a series of technical and general knowledge questions.
Tuesday 21 November
1. OPENING SESSION: DELIVERING DECOMMISSIONING
Opening the conference, this session includes an industry keynote address, launches OEUK’s Decommissioning Insight 2023 and will allow delegates to hear from our Principal Sponsor, TAQA.
2. REGULATING AND INFLUENCING THE DELIVERY OF DECOMMISSIONING
Representatives from some of the regulatory bodies will provide an overview on their role in decommissioning, along with their priorities/objectives and key focus areas. They will look to share some insights on the current decommissioning opportunities and challenges from a regulatory perspective and how they engage and interact with each other, and industry.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES TO DECOMMISSIONING
The session will focus around what is being done within the environmental space and if we can work together to ensure, if needed more can be done.
4. OEUK WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE
This session will see OEUK launch a decommissioning work breakdown structure animation. Earlier in 2023 the decommissioning community voted for two focus areas to be showcased at the conference, attendees will hear project shorts from supply chain member companies focussing on well decommissioning and onshore disposal.
5. SOLVING THE SUPPLY CHAIN DECOM CHALLENGE
The UK supply chain is globally recognised as a leader in offshore operations, and as a mature basin, the UKCS has pioneered many firsts and new approaches within the decommissioning sector. This session focusses on examples and case studies where companies have shown their innovation and technology to be instrumental in the approach and execution of decommissioning projects both in the UK and around the world.
6. PLANNED, SEALED, DELIVERED – WELL P&A
Well plug and abandonment campaigns are currently underway across the North Sea. This session will focus on real learnings and case studies from Operators who are planning and delivering these scopes. From subsurface isolation strategy through to offshore execution – come and hear about the lessons and reflections from delivering these projects.
Wednesday 22 November
7. ENERGY – HOW INTEGRATED?
This session brings together voices from the oil and gas, offshore wind, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) sectors to provide a perspective of the current status of offshore energy integration, outlining the landscape.
The challenges around scale of offshore wind power and its distribution through the grid and the possibility of some wind energy producers using the power for local hydrogen production and use rather than connection to the electricity or gas distribution systems will be discussed.
The opportunities available through CCS especially with the recent award of six CO2 storage and licence awards on the UKCS will be highlighted alongside the move to towards electrification of oil and gas production to reduce emissions while ensuring energy security.
8. GLOBAL INSIGHTS
Several offshore global basins are increasing decommissioning activity over the next 5 years, with decommissioning planning and execution well underway. While the North Seas is one of the most advanced basins regarding decommissioning execution, with experience building up in other regions, there is an increasing opportunity for cross basin learnings in both directions, driving continuous improvements towards better decommissioning performance. In this session, IOGP and speakers representing basins beyond the UKCS will be discussing challenges faced or they have overcome, relating this to decommissioning planning and execution in the UKCS.
9. OPERATOR CALL TO ACTION
In this session three operators will present their decommissioning plans to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities. After the presentations there will be a panel session with the opportunity to ask questions on the future plans. The outcome from the session is that attendees will gain a greater understanding of collaboration opportunities and generate supply chain awareness.