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6th Annual

Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit

March 10-12, 2014, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston

The 6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit is now over!

The conference and exhibition was hugely successful and a complete sell-out with over 650 attendees and 60 exhibitors. The Summit will return to Houston in March 2015 and we look forward to seeing you then.

To get all the conference presentations and audio recordings, click here!

The world’s largest Decommissioning & Abandonment Conference and Exhibition

Cutting-edge strategies to reduce offshore liability and deliver more timely, cost-effective and safer decommissioning projects

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 60 exhibitors - the D&A Summit is the one event you cannot afford to miss!

600+ D&A executives already signed up! - Find out who you will meet, network and do business with

Meet with the leading operators confirmed to attend, including:

ConcoPhillips Hess ENI Chevron

Five key reasons to attend 2014's industry-leading meeting point:

  1. Keynote presentations from BSEE, BP, Chevron, Shell, Hess Corporation and Stone Energy
  2. IPA’s Gulf of Mexico Decommissioning Study findings shared to benchmark performance for decommissioning costs
  3. Interactive Workshops with Federal & State bodies, Deepwater abandonment experts and more
  4. Network with delegations from key D&A markets, including West Africa, SE Asia & North Sea
  5. 25+ delegations of the top O&G companies already confirmed

Take action now: Register your pass today to join over 700 offshore executives this March


Key topics to be discussed at the D&A Summit 2014:

  • REGULATORY REVIEW & OUTLOOK: Assess the critical federal and state regulatory perspectives, including status and impact of the idle iron and Rigs to Reefs programs and pose your questions in the most interactive regulatory forum
  • PROJECT CASE STUDIES FROM THE LEADING OPERATORS: Apply best practices and lessons learned from operator's most cutting-edge decommissioning project planning and management approaches for a flawless D&A strategy
  • ENVIRONMENTAL OPTIONS EXPLORED & DEBATED: Review industry's most controversial environmental topics to effectively manage your environmental impact assessment and ensure complete stakeholder evaluation
  • DEEPWATER ABANDONMENT & BEYOND: Get market outlook and expert-level perspective to equip your operations for industry's imminent D&A challenges, including deepwater and floating facility abandonment options
  • RELIABILITY IN COSTS ACROSS THE ENTIRE LIFECYCLE: Apply latest benchmarking methods and technology applications for effective P&A, subsea and topside abandonment

Secure your place to the industry's leading meeting point here before tickets sell out!


D&A Summit: 700+ Executives gather at the Industry's #1 Networking Event

For 5 consecutive years, the D&A Summit has been the central meeting point for more than 2000 different attendees from over 400 companies, making it the only place for you to meet, network and do business with the key D&A individuals.

  • 20+ hours of networking with top level executives from across the entire decommissioning value chain with topic targeted networking coffee breaks
  • 1 month access to the D&A 2014 online networking center: Fill your conference diary before you set foot in Houston
  • Exclusive Networking Area and evening drinks reception: Meet the industry's most influential figures in an informal relaxed setting after the hustle and bustle of Conference Day 1

Click here to attend the event where the global decommissioning industry meet to network and do business

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

Joseph Orgeron, Chief Technology Officer, Montco Offshore

More interactive, More engaging

We are pulling out all the stops to make the 6th Annual D&A Summit more interactive and more engaging than ever before. You will be able to:

  • Engage directly with the Regulator through live Q&A sessions
  • Debate and discuss critical themes as part of brand new topic specific Interactive Workshops addressing:
    • Deepwater abandonment methods
    • Floating facilities abandonment
    • International opportunities and developments 
  • Broaden your perspective with more global experts in attendance than ever before
  • Arrange on-site meetings with attendees up to 1 month in advance of the event

The networking has already started! Secure your place today and get access to the e-Networking suite to arrange all your on-site meetings


D&A Summit at a Glance:

  • 700+ Delegates 
  • 60+ Exhibitor Booths
  • 30+ Expert Speakers 
  • 15+ Event Sponsors
  • 25+ delegations of the leading O&G companies
  • 70+ page exclusive decommissioning industry report for Diamond Pass holders
  • All major operators represented 

Register today to join the industry's number 1 forum for offshore, D&A executives - click here!

Great opportunity to meet with top executives and decision makers as well as understanding recently used and new technologies

Deborah Fawcett, Project Scientist - Benthic Ecologist, CSA Ocean Sciences

Does this sound like a worthwhile business opportunity?

Find out about the key topics for D&A Summit by requesting your copy of the conference brochure here

Click here to register now and join over 700 industry executives

I look forward to seeing you in Houston in March.


Attendee Testimonials:

The event was great

Ismail Sahabodien, Production Manager -Oribi/Oryx & Sable Fields, PetroSA

Well organized and put together

Ryan Kavanagh, Facilities Engineer, Anadarko

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

Joseph Orgeron, Chief Technology Officer, 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

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

Valuable information about new technologies and techniques

Lance Brown, Senior Engineer, Subsea 7

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

Barton Folse, Sales Manager, Cashman Equipment

We like attending this conference because it offers a very high level of expertise and content-driven discussion

Page Portas, Marketing Manager, CETCO Oilfield Services

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

Phil Chadney
Phil Chadney
Project Director
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Expert Speaker Line-up Includes
HESS Corporation
Shell Exploration & Production Co.
Stone Energy
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
National Ocean Industries Association
US Coast Guard
Offshore Operators Committee
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor
Chet Morrison
Opening Drinks Sponsors
Offshore Innovation Management
Bag Sponsor
Modern American Recycling Services
Coffee Break Sponsor
Lead Exhibitors
Cal Dive International
Dupre Energy Services
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc
Javeler Marine Services LLC
M&H Energy Services
Mactech Offshore
National Oilfield Varco
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Tusk Energy Services
B&J Martin
Cashman Equipment Corp
Falck Alford
HB Rentals
Holloway Houston
McDonough Marine Service
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Sparrows Group
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
US GoM Diver safety Work Group