An annual offshore decommissioning conference has “left its comfort zone”, organisers said as the 2019 event drew to a close yesterday.
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The predicted cost of decommissioning the UK’s offshore wind farms has already risen to about £4 billion, the audience heard at a conference in St Andrews yesterday.
The rise of specialist decommissioning firms could give the UK the edge in a global oilfield dismantling market worth £67 billion over the next decade, a new report said.
Learning how to decommission oilfields without demolishing the UK oil and gas industry’s net-zero pledge is the “next big step”, a new report said.
Industry body Decom North Sea (DNS) has appointed Jinda Nelson as chair of its board.
Joint hosts Decom North Sea and OGUK have published the agenda for the tenth Offshore Decommissioning Conference, to be held in St Andrews, November 25-27 .
The UK oil and gas sector must be alive to the threat of rising costs in its quest to become the global expert in cost-effective decommissioning, industry experts have warned.
A boss at Neptune Energy has warned the industry to “move from a 20th century approach” to decommissioning.
A top lawyer has urged the oil industry to be mindful of the fallout from Shell’s Brent Spar project when considering decommissioning.
Finalists have been announced for a prestigious awards ceremony ahead of this year’s Decom Offshore conference.
Higher oil prices and industry’s “relentless focus” on efficiency have pushed decommissioning projects further into the future, a flagship report said.
Scotland's energy minister will launch the annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews today.
Challenges around decommissioning for the oil and gas sector will be addressed at a major event later this month.
The UK is now “on the road” with decommissioning, and as such costs are slowly but surely becoming more certain, according to the new chief executive of Decom North Sea.
Oil and gas veteran John Warrender has been appointed chief executive of Decom North Sea.
Well plugging specialists HydraWell have appointed decommissioning expert Tom Leeson as their new Chief Commercial Officer in Aberdeen.
With the panel session completed, the last business card exchanged and another memorable Decom Offshore conference drawn to a close, I think I have just enough energy left to reflect on what’s been an important week for Decom North Sea.
A North Sea industry veteran was chosen for the top prize at an inaugural awards ceremony for the oil and gas decommissioning sector last night.
The finalists have been announced for the inaugural Decommissioning Awards.
Decom North Sea has published a directory of nearly 300 supply chain firms which can support decommissioning in the North Sea.
Decom North Sea’s primary role as a member organisation is – of course – to bring value to our members; we’re here to support the supply chain in winning work, and to help operators meet their regulatory obligations and cost control challenges. A clear understanding of the decommissioning marketplace is critical to both parties, if efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-sound decommissioning activity is to be undertaken.
At the end of a week when Aberdeen academic Tom Baxter argued the case for leaving oil and gas platforms in the North Sea to save taxpayer money, Tom Leeson, interim chief executive officer of industry body Decom North Sea, says the solution may not be so simple.
A decommissioning expert has said there are clear signs that “brand decom” is emerging as work spreads the length of the UK east coast.
Two industry bodies have formed an alliance to help their members meet the challenges of offshore decommissioning.
Industry body Decom North Sea today published guidelines on environmental issues impacting the development of decommissioning programmes.