Decommissioning - the D word

Exploring ways to make decommissioning easier to manage 0

Friday, June 23, 2017, London, The Geological Society


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How can decommissioning be easier to manage - including making it easier for more companies to get involved, and take on more of the responsibility? We'll explore this subject at our decommissoining forum in London on June 23.

At the Decom Offshore event in Aberdeen on May 24, Roger Esson, chief executive of Decom North Sea, began by saying that the subject might now be considered "late life asset management" or mature basin management," with many more skills and technologies coming into play.

Previously, the decommissioning business was previously (arguably) just about a relationship between operators and their contractors. Now we are seeing alliances form to offer a complete late life asset management service. Also, we are seeing innovations in insurance and financial management, and people exploring re-use of equipment both topsides and subsea.

More attention is being given to political, financial, regulatory and joint venture aspects, and much more strategic thinking overall is happening about different ways to move forward. There is also much thinking about what can be learned from the nuclear sector.

If you have subsurface expertise, there could be business opportunities too. Managing downhole risks is, of course, a very high priority and concern, and you may be able to assist. You could also provide advice about future production potential of an older asset.

It isn't just a UKCS opportunity - the Dutch are getting heavily involved. We heard at the conference that 75 per cent of the Netherlands' gas platforms will be uneconomic within 3-4 years at the current gas price. The Netherlands has 156 platforms and 700 wells, compared to 323 platforms and 4,000 wells in the UKCS.

You can find out more about the opportunities and join the discussion at our conference on June 23rd.

As on previous years, the conference will be chaired by Greg Coleman of Petromall, a former global head of HSEQ with BP (and current CEO of Independent Resources Group and Echo Energy), and Graham Scotton of Petromall, formerly COO of Dana Petroleum. We have speakers confirmed from ABB (on what we can learn from onshore decommissioning), Zolnai on managing the information supply chain, KM Dastur on approaches to insurance, and Christopher Lloyd of Petromall on new management approaches.

See Petromall Insights June 2017 report - "Making Decommissioning Easier to Manage"

Note: This event continues from our past 'Decommissioning - the D word!' event held in June 2016 - see the agenda - see the delegates list read the report












Agenda

9:30

Graham Scotton - Director - PetroMall Ltd

Chairman's introduction - current situation with North Sea decommissioning


Graham is a former COO and acting CEO of Dana Petroleum Ltd. Before that he had a long career with BP with his most recent roles being in projects offshore Angola and in the Caspian.

PetroMall Ltd
Petromall is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

Petromall was founded by 4 senior industry and academic practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in the high cost provinces of the world, in order to maintain an industry that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

Petromall actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars worldwide, in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, Malta, the USA, through partners in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
10:00

Steve Andrew - Demolition and Remediation Manager - ABB

Taking Onshore learning Offshore

Talk Description.

  • What can be learnt from Onshore Decommissioning projects
  • What are the similarities and transferable skills
  • Lessons learnt, the effect of bad planning


ABB
ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

10:30

Andrew Zolnai - Owner - Zolnai.ca

Improving the information supply chain for decommissioning


Andrew Zolnai promotes web mapping and volunteer geo info at Zolnai.ca. For almost a decade in EMEA he held geospatial lead and subsurface integration positions. The prior decade in the US he was petroleum manager with Esri and senior consultant Landmark Halliburton. His first decade in Canada he held various positions in petroleum data management, GIS and field mapping. He is Certified Petroleum Geologist with over a dozen refereed and industry publications.

Zolnai.ca
We help you sketch out your information supply chain. Map your people, processes & Technology in a single web dashboard.
10:45

Christopher Lloyd - Consultant - PetroMall Ltd

A new managed approach to decommissioning

Talk Description.


Christopher was formerly business development manager and strategic project manager with Reef Subsea, an offshore construction and survey company. He was the commercial manager for Reef Subsea for the company's part in the Fife, Fergus, Flora and Angus (FFFA) decommissioning projects. He is an experienced chartered engineer and operations manager having worked for the last 12 years in the North Sea and Norwegian Continental Shelf. During his time at Saipem UK Limited he worked on one of the North Seas first major decommissioning project for the Frigg field and MCP-01 in 2007-2008, requiring the removal of four steel jacket structures and six topside platforms. He is currently consulting in the offshore energy space, of which decommissioning is playing an increasingly large part.

Christopher is on the national membership panel of the Energy Institute and the safety committee of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, as well as several other industry groups.

PetroMall Ltd
Petromall is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

Petromall was founded by 4 senior industry and academic practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in the high cost provinces of the world, in order to maintain an industry that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

Petromall actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars worldwide, in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, Malta, the USA, through partners in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
11:15 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits

11:45

Steve Giles - Energy Divisional Director - KM Dastur & Company Limited

Decommissioning insurance and ring fencing costs


KM Dastur & Company Limited
KM Dastur Group is a leading independent insurance broker and risk advisor, with 27 offices in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It handles around $1bln premiums worldwide, and employs over 1000 insurance professionals and risk advisors.

It focusses on energy, aviation, re-insurance and speciality business lines, including kidnap and terrorism.

The Energy Division within KMD London has vast experience in all energy aspects, including upstream (operational, drilling contractors, construction, decommissioning), downstream, power, mining and renewables (hydro, wind, solar, bio fuel, wave/tidal, geothermal).
12:15

Philip Reid - Solicitor - CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Transferring tax reliefs to pay for decommissioning – possible UK regulatory changes this year


CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
CMS, which provides clients with specialist, business- focused advice in law and tax matters. Our 3,000 legal professionals across the world, working in sector-based teams and trained in project management, are focused on our clients and fulfilling their objectives. CMS lawyers operate in 60 offices worldwide, offering real-world advice to clients operating in a challenging business climate and a fast-changing regulatory environment.

Our corporate lawyers provide advice across all types of commercial law; banking and finance, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment & pensions, environment, intellectual property, private equity, public procurement, real estate and tax.
12:35

James Rosenshine - Senior Industry Executive, Oil & Gas - Dassault Systèmes

Using a digital platform approach and lifecycle management software to help with late life operations and decommissioning


Dassault Systèmes
13:00 Lunch & Close

Sponsors of this event

PetroMall Ltd
Petromall is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in selected fields and supplementing business management and leadership; in the face of uncertainty.

We offer truthful, professional opinion and advice; no playback of what you already know, and no spin.

Petromall was founded by 4 senior industry and academic practitioners who consider the challenges faced by today's oil and gas environment are going to require herculean acts of leadership and technical skill in the high cost provinces of the world, in order to maintain an industry that is sustainable and even recognisable compared to recent history.

Similarly nations developing an oil and gas industry face related challenges as they seek to maximise the benefits of this new wealth-creating opportunity - in a responsible manner.

Global reach

Petromall actively participates in the facilitation and conduct of seminars worldwide, in conjunction with its associate partner Finding Petroleum.

Our presence reaches parts of the globe, such as: the UK, Malta, the USA, through partners in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

ABB
ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

KM Dastur & Company Limited
KM Dastur Group is a leading independent insurance broker and risk advisor, with 27 offices in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It handles around $1bln premiums worldwide, and employs over 1000 insurance professionals and risk advisors.

It focusses on energy, aviation, re-insurance and speciality business lines, including kidnap and terrorism.

The Energy Division within KMD London has vast experience in all energy aspects, including upstream (operational, drilling contractors, construction, decommissioning), downstream, power, mining and renewables (hydro, wind, solar, bio fuel, wave/tidal, geothermal).

Zolnai.ca
We help you sketch out your information supply chain. Map your people, processes & Technology in a single web dashboard.

Registered Delegates

Steve Andrew
Demolition and Remediation Manager
ABB
Richard McIntyre
Sales Manager
Finding Petroleum
Philippe Bara

Partner Re
Rob Gill
Senior Advisor
Advisian
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Finding Petroleum / Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Graham Scotton

Petromall
Paul Murphy
Key Account Manager, Oil and Gas Division
Airbus Defence and Space
United Kingdom
David Harper
Principal Consultant
Harper Associates
United Kingdom
Martin Smith
Business Development Manager - Operations
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
Geoffrey Boyd
Field Development Consultant
Antium FRONTFIELD
United Kingdom
Richard Reeves

hsbc
Chris Hayes
Well Operations Director
RPS Energy
United Kingdom
John Mc Keon
Founder -Director
Ardilaun Energy Ltd
Ireland
John Hanson
Manager
IDS (Asia) Pty ltd
United Kingdom
Michele Peduzzi

Santander
United Kingdom
Richard Taylor
Oil & Gas Analyst
BMI Research
United Kingdom
Evgenia Kukina
Sr Product Manager
IHS
United Kingdom
Elvira Mullakhmetova
Risk and Insurance Adviser
Shell
United Kingdom
Harvey Johnstone
Global Manager, Decommissioning, Prevention & Waste
BP
Inga Shamsutdinova
Upstream Consulting
IHS Markit
United Kingdom
meera shah

Shell
United Kingdom
Carl Fredrik Gyllenhammar
GeoScientist
CaMa GeoScience AS
Norway
Phil Carpenter
Business Development Manager
Ikon Science
United Kingdom
Tom Martin
Director
Shikra Consulting
United Kingdom
James Brown

Chaucer
Irina Mosina

Imperial College
United Kingdom
Daniel Sim
Director
Simmar Ltd.
Elena Alvarez-Pino

Chaucer
Greg Coleman
CEO
Independent Resources Plc
United Kingdom
Alexander Chalke
Business Development Director
Simpson Booth
United Kingdom
Christopher Lloyd

CL Consultancy
United Kingdom
Mark Jones
Business Development Manager E&A
INTECSEA
United Kingdom
Ben Holland
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
David Rutherford

CMS
Phil Penfold
Partner & Global Director BD
io oil & gas consulting
Michael Davar
Associate
Squire Patton Boggs
Calum Tilston

CMS
Katerina Gunningham
Partner
Iskra Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
William Hanson
Project Manager
Suez Oil & Gas Systems
Philip Reid
Solicitor
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Sangeeta Jordan
Researcher
JOGMEC
United Kingdom
Andre Sharma
Petroleum Analyst
Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB
United Kingdom
Clive Magnus

CNA Hardy
Nina Howell
Counsel
King & Spalding International LLP
United Kingdom
Ali Elyaseri
Petroleum Economist
Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB
United Kingdom
Graham Clevett
Managing Director
Cornhill Economics Ltd
Martin Kotarba

KM Dastur
Claire Seffens

Swiss Re
Mohamed Sharaf

Dassault Systemes
Brian Richardson

KM Dastur
Phil Houston
Founder / CEO
TalEng
United Kingdom
James Rosenshine
Industry Executive, Oil & Gas
Dassault Systemes
United Kingdom
Steve Giles
Energy Divisional Director
KM Dastur & Company Limited
Simon Bradbury
Chief Operating Officer
The Steam Oil Production Company Ltd
United Kingdom
Humphrey Douglas
partner
Dentons
United Kingdom
Christoph Ramshorn
Director
Manage Your Options
Netherlands
Nick Wootton
Deputy Underwriter
Tokio Marine HCC
alex tostevin

Dentons
Penny Cygan-Jones
Senior Knowledge Lawyer
nortonrosefulbright
United Kingdom
Andrew Zolnai
Owner
zolnai.ca
United Kingdom
Marcus Flint
Senior Principal Consultant
DNV GL Ltd
United Kingdom
David Hamersley
GIS & Ocean Remote Sensing Specialist
NPA Satellite Mapping (CGG)
United Kingdom
Gary Ware

Zurich
Brian Davis
Journalist
F/lance Journalist
United Kingdom
Robert Parker
Consultant
Parker
United Kingdom
Ed Turner

Zurich
Avinga Pallangyo
Conference Organiser
Finding Petroleum