OGA appoints new decommissioning chief

Nils Cohrs
Nils Cohrs

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said today that it had appointed a new head of decommissioning.

The regulator said Nils Cohrs had more than three decades of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Mr Cohrs replaces Gunther Newcombe, who took on the role of acting head of decommissioning following Jim Christie’s departure at the end of June.

Mr Newcombe will continue in his permanent role as operations director.

Mr Newcombe said: “Nils has a wealth of industry experience gained over the last 35 years, both in the UK and overseas, including as OIM on the Brent platform. He has knowledge of carbon capture and gas storage, asset and business management and a solid understanding of decommissioning.”

Mr Cohrs most recently worked as a production and asset manager in Kurdistan, Iraq.

He said: “I am really excited to be joining the OGA and look forward to working with industry and government in improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of decommissioning.”