Decom event to connect North Sea oil and gas operators and supply chain firms

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Decom North Sea has announced that it will once again hold its collaboration and decommissioning event to bring operators and supply chain firms together.

Organised in conjunction with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the event will hope to focus the offshore community on decommissioning project challenges and opportunities.

Several North Sea operators – including BP, Fairfield Energy and TAQA – will attend to provide up-to-date up to date information on their project activity.

John Warrender, chief executive of Decom North Sea said: “Better information sharing regarding current and upcoming UKCS late life and decommissioning projects will benefit both supply chain and operators in achieving the 35% cost reduction goal, as set out by the OGA in 2016.

“Events which bring both parties together on a face-to-face basis create an informed sector that has the capability – and capacity – to provide the cost-effective, efficient activity required to achieve that objective.”

Each operator will share challenges through interactive sessions providing an open forum for supply companies to raise and discuss potential cost saving innovations which they may be developing.

Supply chain attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with the operators on a one-to-one basis.

Bill Cattanach, head of supply chain at the OGA added: “Many of the cost saving solutions are developed by the service sector and it’s important we create the right environment whereby operators engage directly with the service sector in a proactive way, making them part of the solution.

“This event, the first in a series being organised, provides an ideal opportunity for open dialogue, as well as insights to the upcoming demand, capturing the sentiment of our recently launched Supply Chain Action Plans process.”

Collaboration and Innovation in Decommissioning takes place on 12 September and will be held at Aker Solutions International Business Park in Dyce, Aberdeen.

Bookings are currently open to Decom North Sea members; general bookings will be taken from 27 August. See