Session 8

Wednesday 24 November : 10.30 am – 12 noon


Session Champion

The industry response to the Government Call for Evidence to Strengthen the UK’s offshore Decommissioning Capability placed a number of actions on regulators and government bodies. These actions include the development of a global export strategy for the UK industry which will seek to maximise export potential for our ever developing supply chain.

This session will provide an update on progress since the call for evidence and outline developments in some of the key global markets for decommissioning.

Speakers and Panellists

Shozey Jafferi
Energy Sector Specialist: Energy Transition & Decommissioning, Exports and UK Trade

Shozey Jafferi is the Department for International Trade’s Decommissioning and Energy Transition Specialist, working closely with Operators and the UK supply chain and raising awareness of global decommissioning opportunities. He is part of the Decommissioning Export Strategy Working Group which was established following the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal, and is tasked with helping to define how industry bodies and government can support UK companies gain a larger slice of international decommissioning projects.

Shozey began his career in the Civil Service with roles covering policy development focused on international trade. He has also previously been posted overseas to the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong in 2000 and became head of Commercial Section at the British Embassy in Kazakhstan in 2003.

Following his posting in Kazakhstan, Shozey remained in the country when he was appointed Regional Business Development Manager at Denholm Zholdas before becoming the FSU Regional Director at Global Process Systems, a major EPC contractor Headquartered in the Middle East. As part of a restructuring at the company, Shozey relocated to Malaysia in 2010 to manage their South East Asia business where he grew the business considerably across the region. He returned to Kazakhstan as Caspian Regional Director for Hydratight Ltd before re-joining the Department for International Trade.

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Linda Miles
Senior Trade Specialist – Energy and Low Carbon Transition
Scottish Development International

Linda Miles is based in Perth, Western Australia and has worked in international trade for 12 years, supporting UK companies with their export requirements in Australia. She in the APAC Energy team for Scottish Development International and is focused on identifying export opportunities for Scottish companies in renewable energy, energy transition, decommissioning and hydrogen.

Francesco Piasentin
Senior Associate


Francesco has more than 17 years’ diverse international experience focused on upstream field development and project execution throughout the project lifecycle. He has worked on onshore/offshore developments from acquisition/pre-exploration to final investment decision, and on EPCM executions in technical and contract manager roles. His expertise includes execution planning, contracting strategy, fabrication and installation methodologies, and M&A.

Francesco has been involved in several decommissioning studies involving liability assessment, options screening and cost reduction initiatives for customers including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Santos and CODA. He has also led abandonment expenditure assessments as part of acquisition due diligence work for assets operated by Woodside, Chevron, Talisman and Shell.

Francis Norman
General Manager Decommissioning and Strategy
Centre of Decommissioning Australia

Dr Francis Norman is a highly experienced strategic leader. His role of General Manager Decommission and Strategy with the Center Of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) is informed by over 40 years of experience in resource project engineering and business leadership. Francis is leading CODA's work to coordinate the establishment of regionally appropriate decommissioning capacity and capability that is ready to address Australia's growing demands. A former WA division President for Engineers Australia, he holds a MSc in project management and a PhD in management.

Flavia Silva de Castro
Business Development Manager – Offshore Renewable Energies, Oil & Gas Transition and Maritime Industries
Department for International Trade

Flavia is Business Development Manager for the UK Department for International Trade in Brazil focused on developing contacts in Offshore Renewables, Oil & Gas Transition and Maritime Industries. Flavia´s main role is to develop and maintain a network of contacts in these sectors in order to assist UK companies in their efforts of doing business in Brazil. Flavia and her team conduct market researches, identify opportunities and barriers, organise events and Trade Missions to and from the UK. Flavia has a degree in Languages (English / Portuguese) and an Executive post-graduation degree in Oil & Gas.

Eduardo Hebert Zacaron Gomess
Decommissioning Projects - General Manager

Eduardo Zacaron is a Mechanical Engineer, holds a Graduate Degree in Subsea Engineering and an MBA in Project Management. He started working at Petrobras in 2007 with design, project management and maintenance of subsea systems. In 2014 he began working with offshore decommissioning, and is currently the Decommissioning Projects General Manager at Petrobras.

Carlos Figueiredo
Decommissioning Manager

MODEC do Brasil

Carlos Figueiredo is a team-oriented Project Manager with a successful track record with over twenty years experience successfully leading Shipbuilding/Offshore Interventions and Newbuilding Projects actively involved in all stages including Engineering & Construction, Conversion & Repairs, Corporate Management, Strategy Definitions right through to Offshore Installation, Commissioning, Operation & Decommissioning.

Having a background zone focused on Engineering & Complex Management in Greenfield & Brownfield Projects developing knowledge, people and specific skills aimed at generating value in the economic, technical and social aspects of the business throughout all the unit Life-Cycle or the Construction.

Arthur Stern
PMO Manager
MODEC do Brasil

Arthur Stern is a Naval Architect & Marine Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the industry working both in Greenfield and Brownfield projects. With a large experience in EPCI projects, Arthur started in MODEC as Decommissioning Coordinator and is now the Department Manager of the Project Management Office of the company in Brazil. PMO Department consolidates all the brown field projects, including the decommissioning projects.

I Gede Dian Aryana
Production Facility Senior Specialist

I Gede Dian Aryana or called Gede Arya currently serves SKK Migas as Production Facility Senior Specialist and become PIC to handle the Abandonment & Site Restoration (ASR) process for upstream
oil and gas activities and developing National Decommissioning Strategy.

Hold master's degree in petroleum from Trisakti University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Udayana University, he has worked in the oil and gas sector for 19 years, starting from construction companies such as Saipem and Mc Dermott until finally joining SKK Migas.

Katy Heidenreich
Supply Chain & Operations Director

Katy Heidenreich is the Supply Chain & Operations Director at OGUK with responsibility for promoting industry’s competitiveness throughout the lifecycle of upstream operations, from exploration through to decommissioning, to encourage investment and ensure the UK can meet as much of its own energy needs as possible. Katy champions the world-class capabilities of the UK supply chain to maximise its opportunity to drive the technology and innovation required to deliver net zero targets.

Katy Heidenreich brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the role, mainly from Schlumberger Oilfield Services where she worked in across a variety of technical, commercial and senior management roles in the UK, Norway and Azerbaijan.

Diveena Danabalan
Head of EIC Consult
Energy Industries Council

Diveena Danabalan is the Head of EIC Consult at EIC London and is responsible for building EIC Consult’s global team, image, and brand. EIC Consult is EIC’s new bespoke market intelligence service offering OMIS-style reports on new market entry strategies, presentation delivery to help inform future business development strategy, bespoke insight and country reports and, competitor and supply chain analysis including the identification of potential JV partners.

Diveena holds a PhD in Geological Sciences from Durham University. Diveena joined the EIC after completing an Equinor-sponsored PhD in the usage of the noble gases and nitrogen isotopes as geochemical tracers in helium exploration.

Sam Long
Interim Business Manager
Decom North Sea

Based in Aberdeen, UK, Sam has extensive experience in the international Oil and Gas industry, working for major service and engineering companies in Operations and Maintenance, Engineering and Construction, decommissioning and downhole services.

Focus areas include decommissioning, well abandonment and late life asset management. With a background in environmental management Sam is also focused on the emerging need to decarbonise the energy system. Bringing these together at Decom North Sea, Sam has both a personal and professional ambition to create sustainable, long term and cost-effective solutions for end-of-life challenges in the industry.

Sam holds an MBA and is also Chair of Climate Ready Aberdeenshire.

Tony Laing
Manager of Projects

The Global Underwater Hub

A senior international energy professional with a career, begun in the defence industry, spanning nearly 40 years. With extensive experience in UK and Norway, Tony has delivered significant assignments in Africa, China, India and Japan, both as a technical authority and in commercial roles. For more than two decades, Tony has grown businesses both at a director level and in a leadership role in a range of organisations from large corporates to small medium size enterprises including pre-revenue/start-up technology businesses.

Tony believes that technology and innovation can be adopted and adapted across many industries and this, balanced with robust commercialisation, will build and accelerate growth, bringing high value returns.

Tony has been engaged in decommissioning within the energy sector for over 22 years, during which time he has engaged with developing new technology firsts for P&A wells, as well as supporting industry with decommissioning training sessions and the identification of technology opportunities.