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Decommissioning - the D word!


...a problem or a big opportunity?
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Mark McAllister
» Chairman
» The Decommissioning Company
Bob Palmer
» partner
» CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
London
The Geological Society


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This event will be chaired and led by Greg Coleman and Graham Scotton of Petromall. Greg Coleman is CEO of Independent Resources Group, an AIM listed energy company, and a former Group Vice President HSE and Security with BP. Graham Scotton is a former COO of Dana Petroleum and general manager of BP Angola, among other positions.

The dreaded phrase " cessation of production" stares many assets and companies in the face in the present climate, and the word Decommissioning is writ large in many a boardroom and elsewhere.

Finding Petroleum is pleased to invite you to a "Decommissioning Discussion and Debate" on 7th of June which will examine some of the key issues - financing and tax planning, the Decommissioning Project itself-notably planning, scheduling and cost estimation, the supply chain's view, the legalities and hopefully the views of the regulator.

Various estimates of the value of the North Sea decommissioning market have been cited, from $30 to $50 billion over the next 30 years.

Our session is intended to throw some light on current industry thinking, and its state of readiness to access this market, and meet the obligations.

In particular, we hope to attract the London investment community in many forms to the session - institutional and private equity, insurance and debt providers - to stimulate creative debate on how to generate quality returns from an activity counter-intuitive to upstream oil and gas.

Agenda

 
8:30 Welcome & Introduction: followed by SESSION 1:
9:30 Graham Scotton - Director
PetroMall Ltd

Introduction from the chair


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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.

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9:40 Greg Coleman -
PetroMall Ltd

Introduction from the chair


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Greg’s 35+ years in the oil and gas industry from front line drilling supervisor to senior executive in BP has enabled him to have insight into how action and leadership at the top of an organisation work at the front line.

He specialises in advising clients on governance, strategy, risk management, M&A and commercial & operational insights to improve business performance. He is working with Heriot Watt’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering to create a Petroleum Risk Management Academy and lectures at Insead’s Executive Education Program

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9:45 Mark McAllister - Chairman
The Decommissioning Company

Towards a comprehensive decommissioning solution


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Talk Description
Development of decommissioning cost estimates over the last 10 years
Some of the challenges to achieving current estimates
The Decommissioning Company's solution for platform removal with insurance cover
Other key elements, eg well P&A.
Mark McAllister has been Chairman of The Decommissioning Company since its foundation in 2011. A Petroleum Engineer by training, he began working in the oil industry in 1979 with Conoco. Mark has held senior management positions in some of the most successful UK independents, including Monument Exploration (Director of Operations) and LASMO (Managing Director, Europe & North Africa). Since 2001, he has founded two UK independents which have played significant roles in the rationalisation of the mature North Sea and pioneered a new marine heavy-lift technology aimed at the growing decommissioning market. In 2009, Mark was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Technology from Robert Gordon’s University in recognition of services to the oil industry.

The Decommissioning Company

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10:15 Bob Palmer - partner
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Legal issues around liability and future decommissioning business


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The legal background – Petroleum Act, Licence, JOAs, DSAs, DRDs



How the decommissioning problem has affected the industry



Where are the main concerns – liability, risk, insurance, overspend?



Opportunities for business – new players coming in?

Bob Palmer is a senior partner in the Oil & Gas Team at CMS Cameron McKenna, a leading international law firm. He has specialised in advising companies in the oil and gas industry for over 25 years.

Following his law degree at Cambridge University Bob joined McKenna & Co in 1985 and qualified as a solicitor in 1987. In 1989 he joined Shell and worked for Shell in London, Brunei and Australia. He became a partner in CMS Cameron McKenna in 1997 and advises oil and gas companies and service companies in many parts of the world on a range of work. Much of his work is M&A and advice on joint ventures and other commercial contracts, as well as advising on projects and development contracts. Bob’s recent work has been throughout Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

He is listed in Band 1 by Chambers and Legal 500 for Energy & Natural Resources and as a leading individual by Legal 500.

CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
CMS, which provides clients with specialist, business- focused advice in law and tax matters. Our 3,
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10:45 Christopher Lloyd - Consultant
PetroMall Ltd

Decommissioning Campaigns Past, Present and Future


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A look back at the decommissioning of the Frigg and MCP01 structures, at the ongoing plans to decommission the Brent facilities and a look forwards to potential advances in platform removal for the future.

The first Frigg structures were decommissioned in 2005 and the project was completed in 2010. A field with similar offshore structures, Brent, is now ready to be decommissioned but using more advanced techniques and equipment.
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.

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11:15 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
11:45 Peter Tipler - Decommissioning Consultant / EIA Lead
Xodus Group

Business opportunities in decommissioning


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Could a company become a short term operator of an offshore asset to run it as a business opportunity
Pete Tipler is a Principal Consultant and Xodus Group’s Decommissioning Lead. In this role, Pete brings together Xodus Group’s multi-disciplinary capability and oversees strategic alliances with the supply chain. In addition, Pete is Xodus Group’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Lead. To support these roles Peter’s consultancy career to date has given him experience in marine, coastal and terrestrial decommissioning, environmental site selection, impact assessment, planning and management. Pete’s experience covers multiple industries including offshore oil and gas (including decommissioning), renewable energy (offshore wind, wave and tidal), and aquaculture. Pete’s project highlights include ongoing decommissioning support to Fairfield Energy, Statoil’s Hywind Floating Wind project approvals, and Chevron’s Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery project. He has a wealth of oil and gas project experience, including decommissioning, in the North Sea and West of Shetland. Pete’s management and leadership style is to be communicative, organised and results-focussed; with particular strength in synthesising multi-disciplinary information and keeping complex schedules with multiple dependencies on track. He has a particular interest in following appropriate logic in decommissioning and only doing the things that make business sense (challenging the rest). Aside from this he spends his spare time walking his dog and sailing.

Xodus Group
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12:15 Ben Holland - Partner
Squire Patton Boggs

Decommissioning Security Disputes (part 1)


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Ben Holland specialises in handling multi-jurisdictional large-scale dispute resolution for energy-sector clients around the world.

Ben’s practice focuses exclusively on energy-related disputes with particular emphasis on the oil and gas, LNG, power and utilities, renewables and mining sectors. Ben advises on disputes concerning the construction, operation and decommissioning of oil and gas production facilities and equipment, pipelines, onshore and offshore engineering, power and renewables facilities.

Legal 500 2015 says he is “excellent for tricky, high-value disputes”. Chambers UK says he is a “true energy disputes lawyer” and is highly recommended by market sources for his arbitration expertise.

Ben Holland and Michael Davar are co-authors of the chapter on Decommissioning Disputes for the upcoming Globe Law and Business publication of the specialist decommissioning book: Oil & Gas Decommissioning: Law, Policy and Comparative Practice

Squire Patton Boggs
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12:30 Michael Davar - Associate
Squire Patton Boggs

Decommissioning Security Disputes (part 2)


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Michael Davar is a UK qualified lawyer specialising in international dispute resolution and litigation. Michael advises on a range of complex multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes for various clients including offshore contractors, oil and gas operators, shipowners, charterers, cargo owners, brokers, shipbuilders, banks, private equity, information technology companies and high-net worth individuals in arbitration, litigation and mediation in London, Singapore and Australia.

Prior to entering the legal industry, Michael worked as a forex and fixed income trading analyst at the Hedge Fund, Nau Capital LLP. He holds degrees in law and economic history and speaks several languages including Russian and Georgian.

Ben Holland and Michael Davar are co-authors of the chapter on Decommissioning Disputes for the upcoming Globe Law and Business publication of the specialist decommissioning book: Oil & Gas Decommissioning: Law, Policy and Comparative Practice

Squire Patton Boggs
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12:45 Belinda Perriman - Social Entrepreneur and Carbon Capture & Storage Consultant
Teesside Collective

Maximising Economic Recovery - through Maximising Emissions Reduction


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I am an Upstream Oil & Gas professional, starting my career as a wellsite petroleum and reservoir engineer. From a VP of Shell Capital at start-up, Value Based Management champion, I lead Upstream Commercial projects, including global acquisitions and swaps. I was Shell Lead of the Peterhead Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Project from UK DECC Bid to Front End Design Phase.

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