8th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2016

February 23-25, 2016 | Omni Houston Hotel, Houston

In a low oil price environment, drive down the cost of decommissioning and abandonment by applying world-class expertise to planning, project management and industry collaboration

  • LOW OIL PRICE, LOW DECOMMISSIONING COST: Take an in-depth look at each and every part of the decommissioning process to uncover cost-efficiencies that you can apply to both planning and execution
  • NAVIGATE THE SHIFT FROM SHALLOW TO DEEP WATER DECOMMISSIONING: Develop a robust plan for your upcoming deepwater D&A activity by assessing latest pre-FEED and FEED studies for fixed and floating facilities
  • MATURE WELL INTERVENTION TO ABANDONMENT STRATEGIES: Assess the steps required to tackle aging wells in terms of intervention methodologies and late life management which will both simplify and reduce cost in the abandonment phase
  • TACKLING COMPLEX SUBSEA INFRASTRUCTURE: Get cutting-edge insight into innovative subsea infrastructure removal industry programs and approaches covering large heavy jackets, subsea wells, flowlines, risers and other flexibles
  • INTERNATIONAL DECOMMISSIONING CASE STUDIES: Look beyond the Gulf of Mexico to pivotal D&A programs in the North Sea, Australia and South America to understand how regulatory and environmental factors influence cost, process and progress

EXCLUSIVE New features for 2016:

Decommissioning Technology Awards Dinner
D&A Training Day
Cost Reduction Workshop

Industry-first Decommissioning Technology Awards Dinner:
Have your say in the very first decommissioning and abandonment focused awards ceremony and dinner to acknowledge the decommissioning and abandonment technology specialists in your industry

Brand New International D&A Training Day:
Get end-to-end insight on the complete D&A process so that you can train your facilities and well engineers in emerging decommissioning regions including offshore Mexico, Brazil, West Africa, South Africa

Exclusive Cost Reduction Workshop:
Moving beyond just cost estimation, this year’s workshop will bring together leading decommissioning experts from the most experienced GoM operators to address cutting-edge cost reduction strategies


Every area covered across 3 days to help build your end of life and decommissioning strategy:

  • Keynote day- Unique insight from the leading operators and regulators

  • Dedicated technology showcase area with exhibition from the biggest service providers in decommissioning

3 dedicated tracks addressing:

  • Subsea Infrastructure, pipelines and topside
  • Well P&A
  • Environmental, rigs to reefs, HSE and Risk



4 unique workshops:

  • A full day focus on deepwater decommissioning
  • An updated look at cost reduction in the new climate
  • NEW: Approaches to mature well intervention and abandonment
  • NEW: International D&A training workshop for regions developing their decommissioning strategies


See for Yourself why this is the World’s biggest Decommissioning & Abandonment Conference & Expo- Download the 2015 conference report here


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The World’s Largest and Only Global
Decommissioning & Abandonment Conference & Expo!

Join the entire decommissioning community in Houston in February 2016:

Anadarko BHP-Billiton BP Chevron Marathon-Oil
shell stone-energy Talisman BSEE Bureau-of-Ocean-Energy-Management
Baker Hughes Deltide Department of Energy and Climate Change ENI
Fieldwood Energy Freedom Well Services Freeport Gulf of Mexico
Intermoor Louisiana Wildlife Ramboll Reverse Engineering Services
Tetra Titan Salvage Total Versabar
Weatherford TD Tech Inpex Exxon Mobile

Cutting-edge debates & case studies surrounding:

  • Low Oil Price Impact on Decom
  • Critical Regulatory Updates
  • Deepwater Decom Case Studies
  • Well Plugging & Abandonment
  • Cost Estimation Strategies
  • Global Decommissioning Analysis
  • Rigs to Reefs Projects & Program Updates
  • Environmental Challenges
  • Latest Abandonment Technology
  • International Decom Opportunities

Just some of the leading D&A Perspectives on Stage in 2015 included:

Ryan Kavanagh

Ryan Kavanagh
Facilities Engineer, Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Facilities
Mike Pottle

Mike Pottle
Senior GOM Drilling Engineer
BHP Billiton
Susan Green

Susan Green
Deputy Regional Supervisor for Regional Field Operations
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Donna Dixon

Donna Dixon
Program Manager, Office of Risk Management
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop
Decommissioning Manager
Talisman Energy – Norway
Jim Christie

Jim Christie
Global Decommissioning Manager
Marathon Oil
John Hofmeister

John Hofmeister
Former President
Tom Leeson

Tom Leeson
Principal Consultant & Well P&A Manager
Reverse Engineering

 Top Speakers from 2015 included:

  • Jim Millan, Advanced Senior Facilities Engineer, Marathon Oil [Operator Deepwater Decom Panel]
  • Angie Gobert, Chief, Pipeline Section, Regional Field Ops, BSEE
  • Susan Green, Deputy Regional Supervisor for Regional Field Ops, BSEE
  • Salvadore Spalitta, Senior Counsel, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
  • Richard Brooks, DECC Decommissioning Advisor, Department of Energy & Climate Change
  • Edwin Goldman, Senior Vice President, TETRA Technologies
  • Tom Leeson, Principal Consultant & Well P&A Manager, Reverse Engineering
  • Scott Crook, Operations Superintendent, Platform Removal Team, Chevron EMC

Join all these leading names, plus 700 offshore execs at the D&A Summit 2015 - register here now!

 Transform your decommissioning strategy to deliver cost effective programs from shallow to deepwater

  • GLOBAL DECOMMISSIONING PERSPECTIVES: Assess the state of D&A across the globe, with critical regulator and operator case studies from Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Asia-Pacific, South America and Alaska to see how low oil prices will impact your strategy in 2015

  • STRATEGIES TAILORED TO WATER DEPTH & FACILITY TYPE: Get cutting-edge approaches to decommissioning TLPs, SPARs, FPSOs and fixed structures in deepwater and address existing complexities in shallower water

  • COST ESTIMATION & EFFICIENCY: Accurately and reliably develop cost estimates for your offshore portfolio that will reflect the true cost of decommissioning by implementing robust cost estimation methodologies and techniques

  • WELL PLUGGING & ABANDONMENT & SUBSEA INFRASTRUCTURE DECOM: Check out the latest technology to maximize well P&A efficiency and ensure regulation is being met for your suspended wells and subsea infrastructure

  • LIFECYCLE APPROACH TO D&A: Revolutionize your D&A strategy by looking at it as part of an all-encompassing approach to end of field life management to discover the tools, from design to end of life, that can be used to improve cost efficiency

Click here to reserve your place at the world's biggest decommissioning & abandonment gathering now!

What's New for the 2015 Summit? Click Here to Find Out!

Ground-Breaking Highlights from 2015:

The level of experience and expertise from all parties (operators, contractors and regulators) was impressive and relevant

Global D&A Advisor, BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton
  1. *Official DecomWorld Gala Dinner* - Bringing you a brand new opportunity to cement your relationship with global D&A leaders over a 3 course meal and keynote speech on the opening night – whilst hearing from John Hofmeister, Former President of Shell
  2. Brand new full day ‘closed-door’ deepwater D&A workshop with exclusive case study insight from leading operations (to be announced shortly!) on their latest projects, plus leading subsea cost estimation perspectives from the most active operators in the industry!
  3. Expanded track sessions to hone in on your top-priority end of life challenges and meet the specialists in Well P&A, Rigs to Reefs, Subsea Infrastructure, Pipelines, Cost Estimation, Deepwater and much more!
  4. Have your say in the biggest live polling event in the decommissioning calendar and get expert panel commentary on the findings to the most controversial decommissioning topics
  5. Network with 700 offshore, decommissioning, abandonment and late-life ops executives and 60+ leading exhibitors from across the globe at the world’s biggest D&A networking and business development experience

Don't miss out - secure one of the final few tickets simply by registering your place here today!

Attracting All The Major Industry Players to the Number One Decommissioning Meeting Point:

HesschevronPSA Peugeo CitroenAnadarko

Top-level Industry Endorsements for the D&A Summit

The D&A Summit is the industry's largest and most influential business conference & exhibition for the decommissioning industry. This year, nearly 700 executives will be in attendance along with more than 40 industry pioneer speakers and 70 exhibitors - the D&A Summit is the one event you cannot afford to miss! But don’t just take our word for it:

A comprehensive breadth of decommissioning information. Presentations and exhibits with value, depth and detail

Joseph Orgeron, Chief Technology Officer, Montco Offshore

Montco Offshore

Provided an eye opening overview of the industry & the challenges it is facing moving into the future

Ethan Laviolette, Senior Engineer, Subsea 7

Subsea 7

I attend a number of industry conferences each year: Most do not live up to the advanced billing... this one does!

Eric Smith, Associate Director, Tulane University: Energy Institute

Tulane University: Energy Institute

Valuable information about new technologies and techniques

Lance Brown, Senior Engineer, Subsea 7

Subsea 7

I thought the show was very informative and had a lot of quality people attend

Barton Folse, Sales Manager, Cashman Equipment


Showcase Your Decommissioning Services & Products

With over 70 exhibitors and industry leading sponsors, the D&A Summit is the only place to meet the global decommissioning industry. If you offer decommissioning, abandonment and offshore solutions to the industry and want to be at the forefront, then you simply cannot afford to miss out on this year's industry-leading Summit.

Here's what DecomWorld's sponsors and exhibitors have to say:

Exhibiting at the Decommissioning and Abandonment Summit was very beneficial for our company. We generated contacts who were the decision makers on large projects that we were targeting

Bill Nobles, National Sales Accounts, InduMar Products


The exhibition draws the highest calibre of talent and expertise in the industry in a concentrated, easy to meet manner

Joel Wittenbraker, CEO, Mactech Offshore

Mactech Offshore

By sponsoring or exhibiting at the D&A Summit 2016 you will be able to:

  • Showcase your products: We will help you promote your decommissioning products and educate operators on how to overcome key technical challenges with a point of call at your exhibition booth or speaking opportunity
  • Get premium branding: Cement your company’s position as a leader in the decommissioning industry by putting your brand in front of a targeted audience
  • Reach industry decision makers: With 700+ decommissioning & abandonment executives in attendance, you will meet all the key players and decision makers with purchasing power
  • Increase your visibility online: We will promote your brand through targeted marketing channels and get your company in front of 23,000+ key offshore oil industry executives 5 months before the conference
  • Industry thought leadership: Secure your place as a thought leader in decommissioning by addressing an audience of key movers and shakers
  • Develop new decommissioning business: 20+ hours of unparalleled networking ensures you have ample time to meet informally with everyone at the event

For more information on these opportunities and many more, simply contact: Robert McManus, Head of Head of Business Development- email rmcmanus@decomworld.com

Just a few of the leading names who have sponsored and exhibited at the D&A Summit in the past few years:

TETRAWeatherfordBaker Hughes

Ready to Secure Your Place at The World’s Leading D&A Summit?

Secure your place today to join 700 offshore execs by registering here now

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the 2015 Summit.

Kind regards,

Phil Chadney
Phil Chadney
Project Director
Int: +44 (0) 20 7422 4341
US: 1800 814 3459 x 4341
Rob McManus
Rob McManus
Projects Director
Int: +44 (0) 20 7375 7204
US: 1800 814 3459 x 7204
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsor
Deltide Energy Services
Reverse Engineering
Dupre Energy Services
Holloway Houston
McDonough Marine Services
EMR Southern Recycling