Session 8

Wednesday 25 November : 1.15 pm – 2.30pm
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Decommissioning experience continues to grow rapidly. Companies and individuals continue to learn from the progress being made and sharing that expertise is vital. This session is designed to showcase the projects and initiatives that are continuing to deliver value across the decommissioning process. It is aimed at everyone in the decommissioning industry with a desire to grow their expertise.

Speakers and Panellists

Will Rowley
Interim Managing Director
Decom North Sea

Will Rowley is an internationally recognised and connected energy market specialist of >22 yrs experience who creates and delivers opportunities for strategic growth and structural change & development. He has worked for global service companies and major operators with a focus on integrated service development across major market sectors. Will previously led Infield Systems (now Wood MacKenzie) and Douglas-Westwood (now Westwood Global), supporting Governments, businesses and financiers with major investment & acquisition decisions and market development. With >15yrs global experience of the late life and decommissioning market, Will has worked with most of the major contractors and key operators to deliver innovative projects and commercial models.

Marlene Mitchell
Commercial Manager
Aberdeen Harbour Board

Marlene Mitchell is Commercial Manager at Aberdeen Harbour Board where she leads the development, implementation and delivery of the port’s commercial strategy. She moved into the port sector following 20 years working for global service companies in the UK and Internationally. During her career she has been involved in the development and delivery of strategic initiatives, new product commercialisation, business development, contract management as well as project management. Marlene is an experienced leader who loves working with diverse teams and is driven to support opportunities for strategic growth.

Al Rumson
Innovation Lead

Al Rumson is Innovation Lead for Sulmara Subsea, a fairly young subsea service provider who aim to be disruptive and innovative. His work involves sourcing and implementing new technical solutions to subsea survey and position challenges, with a focus on automation and unmanned solutions. He has worked in the subsea industry since 2006, based primarily in Norway since 2011, previously working for DOF Subsea and Swire Seabed. In recent years, Al has been involved in research and development of unmanned survey solutions, focusing specifically on the management and use of subsea datasets. He holds a PhD from Cranfield University relating to the use of coastal and ocean datasets in decision support applications.

Mike Burnett
Decommissioning Strategy & Integration Manager

Mike is Strategy and Integration Manager at Chrysaor where he leads a team responsible for managing the execution of the Southern North Sea and MacCulloch decommissioning projects. A Chartered Accountant by trade, he has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 22 years for ConocoPhillips and now Chrysaor in a wide range of financial, commercial and operational roles. In 2016 Mike joined the Decommissioning Team and has been involved in all aspects of project execution from planning and cost management to joint venture and regulatory engagement.