8th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2016

February 23-25, 2016 | Omni Houston Hotel, Texas
The World’s Largest Decommissioning & Abandonment Conference and Expo
Register now, only 27 passes remaining!

Leverage the $30 Barrel to Plan and Execute Low Cost Decommissioning Projects and Reduce Offshore Liabilities

Brand new expert chairpersons

Day One:

Donna Birbiglia

Donna Birbiglia
General Manager, Wells Discipline, Deepwater CWI

Day Two:

Dave Barrow

Dave Barrow
Senior Advisor Subsea Completions

40+ industry leading shallow and deepwater operators and regulators share exclusive insight at the global decommissioning meeting point:

  Shell BHP Billiton Oil & Gas Authority
  Ernest Hui
Global Decommissioning Business Improvement Lead
Larry Johnson
Principle Engineer - Global Decommissioning
BHP Billiton
Carlo Procaccini
Senior Commercial Advisor
Oil & Gas Authority
Anadarko BG Group Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Shell
Steve Ashcraft
Senior Staff Production Supervisor
Lars Endre Hestenes
Chief Completion Engineer
BG Group
Michael Celata
Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico Region
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Scott Sanantonio
Wells Engineering Team Lead
Subsea GOM Interventions Deepwater Wells, Shell
Shell Oil & Gas Authority BSEE BSEE
Paul Smy
D&R Excellence Manager

Donna Birbiglia
General Manager
Wells Discipline
Deepwater CWI
Casey Kavanaugh
Workover Coordinator
BSEE District Operations Support
Chris Martens
Workover Coordinator
BSEE District Operations Support
Oil & Gas Authority Anadarko Anadarko Hess
Dave Barrow
Senior Advisor Subsea Completions
David Jones
Completion Hardware and System Reliability Team Lead
Jay Odom
Senior Production Engineer
Bryce Randle
Workover and Completions Engineer
ExxonMobil International Limited CNOOC PetroSA  
B. Max Baumert
Subsurface Advisor
ExxonMobil International Limited
Hang Zhang
China National Offshore Oil Corporation
Jessica Courtoreille
Environmental Leader, SHEQ


  • Increase your networking time and learn of vital lessons learnt from exclusive operator keynote to tackle operations in the current climate
  • Take part in the only global decommissioning and abandonment awards ceremony- Discuss 2016’s biggest innovators in the run of the awards ceremony
  • Nominate your company for a Decommissioning and Abandonment Awards and ensure your team’s hardwork is recognized by the industry

In order to ensure you capitalize in 2016 we have added a host of new features to the world’s largest decommissioning meeting:

Exclusive Decommissioning and Abandonment Awards: To celebrate the enormous achievements and contributions of so many companies to the D&A industry, get in the spotlight to showcase your innovations, project management capabilities, technologies and more! Learn more here

Cutting-Edge Interactive Workshops to Enhance Late-Life Decision Making in Deepwater: For the first time, we will be uniting the well intervention and late life production community with the top decommissioning leaders to unlock deepwater strategies and technologies to support a cost effective end-of-life transition

Lessons Learnt from North Sea and the World’s Oldest Offshore Assets: Hear the best practice procedures and goal setting strategies to effectively tackle high cost aging assets in the North Sea, including Shell’s landmark Brent Field decommissioning program

DOING BUSINESS IN A LOW OIL PRICE ENVIRONMENT: To ensure you can close contracts across the 3 days we are reflecting an agenda tailor made for the decommissioning industry in the sub $60 a barrel environment and increasing the amount of networking time

The Low Oil Price Market: Make sure your business understands critical subjects:

  • Cost & organizational planning during the low oil price: Re-evaluate your approach to COP, P&A and asset removal in order to regain control over decommissioning timelines and eliminate resource waste
  • Unlock essential deepwater decommissioning and subsea P&A best practices as the major operators share their most critical planning methodologies, case studies and lessons learned to date
  • Every Decom, P&A and Late Life Manager in attendance: Network with 700 offshore experts and 60+ leading exhibitors at the world’s biggest international D&A networking and business development experience. Close contracts at a pivotal time for the industry
  • Review the ‘big picture’ strategies from leading operators to drive business in the low oil price, increase collaboration and discover innovative contractual developments
  • Shine a spotlight on technology pioneers in a showcase of the GOM’s most exciting new technology leaders

To register your place now and ensure your company is amongst the 500+ senior industry names go here

With over 4,000 attendees over the last 8 years, this is what the industry thinks:

I’m new to the decommissioning industry and this was a great introduction to the business

Advisor, Chevron


Excellent event with high quality presentations

Principal Consultant & Technical Director, Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering

A worthwhile experience. Sessions cut across all areas of D&A and were excellently delivered by experts.

The show was well coordinated and kept on schedule. The speakers were informative and the Q&A was very good

Regional Leader - North America, GE Oil & Gas

GE Oil & Gas

An enabler for sharing challenges, opportunities and stimulating collaboration

Specialist Engineer, FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS

FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS

Networking opportunity is great!

Regulatory Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company



Top Industry Speakers & Attendees from Every Operator

Just some the leading names you can find at this world leading event include:

  • Global Decommissioning Advisor, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • VP Decommissioning, BP
  • Program Manager - Office of Risk Management, BOEM
  • Deputy Regional Supervisor for Regional Field Operations, BSEE
  • US Offshore Area Decommissioning Manager, Chevron
  • Decommissioning Specialist, ENI SpA
  • Senior Project Execution Advisor - Global Decommissioning, ExxonMobil
  • Platform Project Manager, Fieldwood Energy
  • Senior Vice President, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas
  • Global Decommissioning Projects Manager, Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Drilling Manager, Noble Energy
  • Decommissioning Manager, Perenco
  • Upstream Operations Manager, PetroSA
  • Global Category Manager - Safety Equipment and Offshore Decommissioning, Shell
  • VP Decommissioning, Shell
  • Decommissioning Manager, Stone Energy Corporation
  • Decommissioning Manager, Talisman Energy Norway
  • VP & CAO, Talos Energy LLC
  • Senior Drilling & Wells Advisor, TOTAL E&P USA

You'll meet over 600 of the industry's very best decommissioning & abandonment experts:

Job title breakdown:

Job title breakdown

Industry stakeholders represented:

Industry stakeholders represented:

Here's just a few of the leading names who have attended:

ConcoPhillipsExxonMobilPetronasBPPSA Peugeo Citroen

All New Decommissioning & Abandonment Industry Awards Night

For the first time ever, the decommissioning industry’s focal point will host an all new awards night that will recognize the brightest technologies, individuals and projects and shine a light on the latest innovations. Including:

  • Most Influential Professional for Decommissioning and Abandonment
  • Best Project Management Strategy for Decommissioning and Abandonment
  • Most Promising New Technology
  • P&A Pioneer
  • Most Innovative Approach to Removing Structures
  • Excellence in Project Support
  • Most Valued Small Company in Decommissioning and Abandonment

Contact us now to find out how you can gain recognition as a leader in innovation and excellence


Paul Soskin

Paul Soskin
Project Director
T: +44 (0) 207 375 7503
E: psoskin@decomworld.com
Rob McManus

Rob McManus
Commercial Director
Int: +44 (0) 20 7375 7204
US: 1800 814 3459 x 7204
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Deltide Energy Services
Ramboll Environ
Reverse Engineering
Bronze Sponsors
Holman Fenwick Willan
EMR Southern Recycling
McDonough Marine Services