Decom Mission's chief executive Sam Long said "Shame on us" at an Aberdeen event as a student pointed out the difficulties of getting into the industry.
A conference focused on the challenges of major oil and gas decommissioning projects will be held in Aberdeen this month.
The findings of new research into the impacts and ownership of risk across the decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure could shape the contracting models that have so far proved elusive to the industry and stalled progress.
Accommodation platform operator Prosafe has picked up a £36.9million contract in the UK North Sea.
Oil and gas engineering consultant Optimus (Aberdeen) has launched a new subsidiary focused on North Sea decommissioning.
There has been a "step change" in the relationship between the oil and gas industry and government, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said yesterday.
Some oil and gas pipelines in the North Sea could become redundant if new reserves are not found and developed in time, a meeting in Aberdeen was told yesterday.
DOF Subsea has christened its latest Installer-class vessel, completing its build programme of four new ships for the construction and mooring installation market and kick-starting further growth.
A body set up to make sure UK businesses are ready to secure opportunities from oil and gas decommissioning work has seen membership numbers jump.