The Only Place To Hear Real Insight From The Industry's Top Decision Makers

Our speaker line-up is handpicked to bring you the decommissioning and late-life information that really matters to your business.

The summit has a proven legacy of bringing together only the best regulators, operators, service providers and industry bodies in the business. Take a look below at just some of the names already confirmed to share insight with the conference audience in 2018.

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Speakers already confirmed for 2018


Leading Operators

John Hand
John Hand
Technology Program Manager
ConocoPhillips

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ConocoPhillips

Speaker bio coming soon.

Ernest Hui
Ernest Hui
Global Decommissioning Business Improvement Lead
Shell

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Shell

Speaker bio coming soon.

Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson
Decommissioning and Abandonment Lead
BHP Billiton

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BHP Billiton

Current role:
Lead Petroleum's Center of Excellence for Decommissioning and Abandonment

Past experience:
Major Project Manager/Facilities Engineering for: onshore gas/condensate/oil plants (Texas, Algeria, Indonesia, Alaska), offshore oil/gas platforms - (Trinidad, North Sea).

Pre-development exploration/appraisal support - Supervise conceptual facility designs, cost estimates and multidiscipline economic evaluations for decisions to drill, farm into, and/or develop onshore and offshore fields worldwide.

Development Division Planner - budgeting company wide capital project portfolio, project reviews, health checks, readiness reviews, decision reviews, corporate reporting

Company representative - Large Non-Operated Developments - Gulf of Mexico, North Sea

Dave Sinclair
Dave Sinclair
Head of Decommissioning
Maersk Oil

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Maersk Oil

Head of Decommissioning for Maersk Oil based in Copenhagen Corporate Headquarters responsible for developing and implementing the Maersk Oil strategy and capablity for decommissioning.

Eduardo Zacaron
Eduardo Zacaron
Decommissioning Manager
Petrobras

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Petrobras

Eduardo Zacaron is a Mechanical Engineer, graduated by the University Center of the East of Minas Gerais, postgraduate in Project Management. He works at Petrobras since 2007 where he specialized in Subsea Equipment Engineering. He worked for nine years in projects for the implementation and maintenance of subsea systems and, in 2016, assumed the management of E&P decommissioning.

Johan Kverneland
Johan Kverneland
P&A R&D
TOTAL E&P

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TOTAL E&P

P&A technology lead since Q2 2015 with objective to screen and select most promising technology which assist Total in future P&A operations.

Mainly working within drilling and wells operation and engineering studies since 1992. Moved into the Norwegian R&D wells community 2011 and been involved within the Norwegian Research council programs ( Petromaks & Demo2000) and was responsible for Total R&D wells and non-operated since 2012 before moving to Total HQ. Currently based in Stavanger Norway with responsible for the global P&A technology and local R&D wells topics.

Mike Bishop
Mike Bishop
Project Manager Rev Decommissioning Project
Repsol Norway

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Repsol Norway

Speaker bio coming soon.

Rick Cody
Rick Cody
DW-Land D&C Consultant
Marubeni

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Marubeni

Speaker bio coming soon.

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Regulators, Government and Agency Insight

Mike Celata
Mike Celata
GOM Regional Director
BOEM

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BOEM

Mike Celata has held various responsibilities within BOEM and its predecessor agencies for the past 20 years. He holds a B.A. in geology and physics from Bowdoin College and attended the Boston College Master of Science Program, where he was a seismological research assistant. He began his career as a geophysicist with Exxon and was with the company from 1984 to 1988, generating prospects in the onshore MAFLA Smackover trend. During his federal service, Mike has served as principal authority to enhance the development, acquisition and implementation of geoscience and petroleum engineering software at the agency and has provided guidance and expertise for the effective use and management of geological and geophysical data. He was Chief of Resource Studies from 2005 to 2010, where he provided oversight for geological play assessments, petrophysical analysis, and G&G permitting for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic OCS. Most recently, Mike has played a key role in advancing geological and geophysical survey activity along the Atlantic coast as Deputy Director for the Gulf of Mexico Office.

Paul Versowsky
Paul Versowsky
Chief, Office of Structural and Technical Support
BSEE

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BSEE

Speaker bio coming soon.

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Expert Perspectives

Bruce Crager
Bruce Crager
Executive VP
Endeavour Management

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Endeavour Management

Speaker bio coming soon.

Joe Nicolette
Joe Nicolette
Partner and Senior Principal
EPS, inc.

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EPS, inc.

Joseph Nicolette has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field with a focus on the Oil & Gas Industry. He is a Partner, Senior Principal, and Ecosystem Services Practice Leader at Environmental Planning Specialists, Inc. (EPS). He provides strategic advice and oversight for projects to help balance the risks, benefits and tradeoffs associated with competing alternatives (e.g., remedial cleanup, decommissioning, oil spill response actions and tactical plans, development options and permitting, etc.).

Joseph is recognized for his demonstrated contributions in developing the NEBA approach, which supports environmental decision-making strategies that provide the greatest net environmental benefit to the public while managing site risks and costs (i.e., an environmental cost-benefit analysis approach). He co-authored the first formalized NEBA framework recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the USEPA Science Advisory Board (USEPA SAB), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Australian Maritime Safety Association (AMSA).

NEBA is a comparative risk management framework for social, environmental and economic valuation of actions that affect the environment. The NEBA approach is holistic in its application as it supports the comparative assessment process and has evolved to include: Environmental, Short and Long-Term Risks, Health and Safety Risks, Economic and Social, and Technical Feasibility associated with alternatives (i.e., decommissioning). NEBA, incorporating quantified ecosystem service values using non-monetary and monetary metrics where appropriate, provides a systematic, quantitative, transparent, and scientifically defensible basis for decision-making associated with the evaluation of removal, partial removal, and leave in-situ alternatives for decommissioning.

NEBA, Decommissioning, and Comparative Assessment

Joe has led the development of quantitative NEBA applications for offshore decommissioning as part of the comparative assessments for subsea structure for well fields in the Gulf of Mexico, Australia, and the North Sea. These have included a multi-Platform, a Floating Production and Storage Offloading (FPSO) facility, and an analysis of specific subsea components for another well field. Additionally, these applications have also incorporated risk analysis of residual chemicals, where warranted, that may be associated with various management options such as removal, partial, removal, or leave in-situ, alternatives.

Joe has worked closely with the operators to develop and scope the NEBA comparative assessments. The overall goal of NEBA in these cases was to support decision-making regarding what should be removed versus what should be left in place. Comparative assessment using NEBA as applied in these case studies focused on evaluating the environmental benefits and costs of the subsea structures so as to balance the risks, benefits, and tradeoffs between various removal, partial removal, and leave in-situ alternatives.

Henry St Aubyn
Henry St Aubyn
Principal Consultant
OTM Consulting / PACE Network


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PACE Network

Henry has spent the last 6 years as a technology advisory consultant at OTM Consulting Ltd, the last 2 of which heading up OTM’s office in Houston. Prior to consulting, Henry was an officer in the British Army, serving as a platoon commander in the Coldstream Guards in Afghanistan and at home on public duties. His degree is in Civil Engineering from Cambridge University. Henry continues to work in Houston and is very excited to have recently taken over management of the growing PACE network.

Steve Gilbert
Steve Gilbert
Director Asset Management & Decommissioning
Lloyds Register


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Lloyds Register

Steve Gilbert is Director of Asset Management and Decommissioning at Lloyd’s Register. He is responsible for leading and developing LR’s decommissioning solution offering globally from Late Life asset management to decommissioning planning, execution, monitoring and regulatory compliance. Latterly he led LR’s Oil & Gas Middle East operations, aligning the business in region and creating significant growth opportunity. Steve has over 25 years Oil & Gas experience with major international operators and contractors, including more than 10 years in Senior Management positions. He has extensive exposure and knowledge of global projects having managed engineering, operational and commercial teams as well as involvement in high-level acquisitions.

From an engineering perspective, Steve has conducted exploration and development work including HPHT, high H2S, multi-lateral, deepwater and subsea operations amongst others. He has extensive practical experience and is well acquainted with all types of offshore installations. Steve is a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines and is a member of both the SPE and the PESGB.

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Abrado Wellbore


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Abrado Wellbore

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Ramboll Environ


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Ramboll Environ

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Leading Operators

John Hand
John Hand
Technology Program Manager
ConocoPhillips

View Bio
ConocoPhillips

Speaker bio coming soon.

Ernest Hui
Ernest Hui
Global Decommissioning Business Improvement Lead
Shell

View Bio
Shell

Speaker bio coming soon.

Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson
Decommissioning and Abandonment Lead
BHP Billiton

View Bio
BHP Billiton

Current role:
Lead Petroleum's Center of Excellence for Decommissioning and Abandonment

Past experience:
Major Project Manager/Facilities Engineering for: onshore gas/condensate/oil plants (Texas, Algeria, Indonesia, Alaska), offshore oil/gas platforms - (Trinidad, North Sea).

Pre-development exploration/appraisal support - Supervise conceptual facility designs, cost estimates and multidiscipline economic evaluations for decisions to drill, farm into, and/or develop onshore and offshore fields worldwide.

Development Division Planner - budgeting company wide capital project portfolio, project reviews, health checks, readiness reviews, decision reviews, corporate reporting

Company representative - Large Non-Operated Developments - Gulf of Mexico, North Sea

Dave Sinclair
Dave Sinclair
Head of Decommissioning
Maersk Oil

View Bio
Maersk Oil

Head of Decommissioning for Maersk Oil based in Copenhagen Corporate Headquarters responsible for developing and implementing the Maersk Oil strategy and capablity for decommissioning.

Eduardo Zacaron
Eduardo Zacaron
Decommissioning Manager
Petrobras

View Bio
Petrobras

Eduardo Zacaron is a Mechanical Engineer, graduated by the University Center of the East of Minas Gerais, postgraduate in Project Management. He works at Petrobras since 2007 where he specialized in Subsea Equipment Engineering. He worked for nine years in projects for the implementation and maintenance of subsea systems and, in 2016, assumed the management of E&P decommissioning.

Johan Kverneland
Johan Kverneland
P&A R&D
TOTAL E&P

View Bio
TOTAL E&P

P&A technology lead since Q2 2015 with objective to screen and select most promising technology which assist Total in future P&A operations.

Mainly working within drilling and wells operation and engineering studies since 1992. Moved into the Norwegian R&D wells community 2011 and been involved within the Norwegian Research council programs ( Petromaks & Demo2000) and was responsible for Total R&D wells and non-operated since 2012 before moving to Total HQ. Currently based in Stavanger Norway with responsible for the global P&A technology and local R&D wells topics.

Mike Bishop
Mike Bishop
Project Manager Rev Decommissioning Project
Repsol Norway

View Bio
Repsol Norway

Speaker bio coming soon.

Rick Cody
Rick Cody
DW-Land D&C Consultant
Marubeni

View Bio
Marubeni

Speaker bio coming soon.

Be the first to get the 2018 agenda and speaker line up - download your brochure here

Regulators, Government and Agency Insight

Mike Celata
Mike Celata
GOM Regional Director
BOEM

View Bio
BOEM

Mike Celata has held various responsibilities within BOEM and its predecessor agencies for the past 20 years. He holds a B.A. in geology and physics from Bowdoin College and attended the Boston College Master of Science Program, where he was a seismological research assistant. He began his career as a geophysicist with Exxon and was with the company from 1984 to 1988, generating prospects in the onshore MAFLA Smackover trend. During his federal service, Mike has served as principal authority to enhance the development, acquisition and implementation of geoscience and petroleum engineering software at the agency and has provided guidance and expertise for the effective use and management of geological and geophysical data. He was Chief of Resource Studies from 2005 to 2010, where he provided oversight for geological play assessments, petrophysical analysis, and G&G permitting for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic OCS. Most recently, Mike has played a key role in advancing geological and geophysical survey activity along the Atlantic coast as Deputy Director for the Gulf of Mexico Office.

Paul Versowsky
Paul Versowsky
Chief, Office of Structural and Technical Support
BSEE

View Bio
BSEE

Speaker bio coming soon.

Be the first to get the 2018 agenda and speaker line up - download your brochure here

Expert Perspectives

Bruce Crager
Bruce Crager
Executive VP
Endeavour Management

View Bio
Endeavour Management

Speaker bio coming soon.

Joe Nicolette
Joe Nicolette
Partner and Senior Principal
EPS, inc.

View Bio
EPS, inc.

Joseph Nicolette has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field with a focus on the Oil & Gas Industry. He is a Partner, Senior Principal, and Ecosystem Services Practice Leader at Environmental Planning Specialists, Inc. (EPS). He provides strategic advice and oversight for projects to help balance the risks, benefits and tradeoffs associated with competing alternatives (e.g., remedial cleanup, decommissioning, oil spill response actions and tactical plans, development options and permitting, etc.).

Joseph is recognized for his demonstrated contributions in developing the NEBA approach, which supports environmental decision-making strategies that provide the greatest net environmental benefit to the public while managing site risks and costs (i.e., an environmental cost-benefit analysis approach). He co-authored the first formalized NEBA framework recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the USEPA Science Advisory Board (USEPA SAB), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Australian Maritime Safety Association (AMSA).

NEBA is a comparative risk management framework for social, environmental and economic valuation of actions that affect the environment. The NEBA approach is holistic in its application as it supports the comparative assessment process and has evolved to include: Environmental, Short and Long-Term Risks, Health and Safety Risks, Economic and Social, and Technical Feasibility associated with alternatives (i.e., decommissioning). NEBA, incorporating quantified ecosystem service values using non-monetary and monetary metrics where appropriate, provides a systematic, quantitative, transparent, and scientifically defensible basis for decision-making associated with the evaluation of removal, partial removal, and leave in-situ alternatives for decommissioning.

NEBA, Decommissioning, and Comparative Assessment

Joe has led the development of quantitative NEBA applications for offshore decommissioning as part of the comparative assessments for subsea structure for well fields in the Gulf of Mexico, Australia, and the North Sea. These have included a multi-Platform, a Floating Production and Storage Offloading (FPSO) facility, and an analysis of specific subsea components for another well field. Additionally, these applications have also incorporated risk analysis of residual chemicals, where warranted, that may be associated with various management options such as removal, partial, removal, or leave in-situ, alternatives.

Joe has worked closely with the operators to develop and scope the NEBA comparative assessments. The overall goal of NEBA in these cases was to support decision-making regarding what should be removed versus what should be left in place. Comparative assessment using NEBA as applied in these case studies focused on evaluating the environmental benefits and costs of the subsea structures so as to balance the risks, benefits, and tradeoffs between various removal, partial removal, and leave in-situ alternatives.

Henry St Aubyn
Henry St Aubyn
Principal Consultant
OTM Consulting / PACE Network


View Bio
PACE Network

Henry has spent the last 6 years as a technology advisory consultant at OTM Consulting Ltd, the last 2 of which heading up OTM’s office in Houston. Prior to consulting, Henry was an officer in the British Army, serving as a platoon commander in the Coldstream Guards in Afghanistan and at home on public duties. His degree is in Civil Engineering from Cambridge University. Henry continues to work in Houston and is very excited to have recently taken over management of the growing PACE network.

Steve Gilbert
Steve Gilbert
Director Asset Management & Decommissioning
Lloyds Register


View Bio
Lloyds Register

Steve Gilbert is Director of Asset Management and Decommissioning at Lloyd’s Register. He is responsible for leading and developing LR’s decommissioning solution offering globally from Late Life asset management to decommissioning planning, execution, monitoring and regulatory compliance. Latterly he led LR’s Oil & Gas Middle East operations, aligning the business in region and creating significant growth opportunity. Steve has over 25 years Oil & Gas experience with major international operators and contractors, including more than 10 years in Senior Management positions. He has extensive exposure and knowledge of global projects having managed engineering, operational and commercial teams as well as involvement in high-level acquisitions.

From an engineering perspective, Steve has conducted exploration and development work including HPHT, high H2S, multi-lateral, deepwater and subsea operations amongst others. He has extensive practical experience and is well acquainted with all types of offshore installations. Steve is a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines and is a member of both the SPE and the PESGB.

soon
Speaker TBC
Abrado Wellbore


View Bio
Abrado Wellbore

Speaker bio coming soon.

soon
Speaker TBC
Ramboll Environ


View Bio
Ramboll Environ

Speaker bio coming soon.

Be the first to get the 2018 agenda and speaker line up - download your brochure here

The best of the last decade: top speakers from previous D&A Summit's:

  • BP
    VP Decommissioning
    BP
  • Shell
    GOM Decommissioning Manager
    Shell
  • ExxonMobil
    P&A Technology Lead
    ExxonMobil
  • Energy XXI
    Senior VP for Production
    Energy XXI
  • Oil & Gas Authority
    Head of Decommissioning
    Oil & Gas Authority
  • Chevron
    US Offshore Area Decommissioning Manager
    Chevron
  • Hess Corporation
    Hess Decommissioning & UK Operations Manager
    Hess Corporation
  • Stone Energy
    Decommissioning Manager
    Stone Energy
  • Marathon Oil
    Global Decommissioning Projects Manager
    Marathon Oil
  • PetroSA
    Decommissioning Manager
    PetroSA

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Charlotte Howlett

Charlotte Howlett

Senior Project Director
DecomWorld
+1 800 814 3459 x7182 (US toll free)
+44 (0) 20 7375 7182 (Global)
chowlett@decomworld.com

Rob McManus

Rob McManus

Commercial Director
DecomWorld
1800 814 3459 EXT: 7204 (US)
+44 207 375 7204 (Global)
rmcmanus@decomworld.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • abrado
  • EPS
  • Lloyds
  • Ramboll Environ

Bronze Sponsor

  •  NADC

Exhibitors

  • EMR
  • Mactech

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

  • Baker Hughes
  • Expro
  • Mars
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Weatherford
  • abrado
  • UKTI
  • EPS
  • Helix Well Ops
  • METROL
  • Ramboll Environ
  • React Well
  • Reflex marine
  • Slattery, Marino & Roberts
  • VNF
  • Ardent
  • BCG
  • DNV GL
  • Ecoserv
  • eratosthenes
  • McDonough
  • Oceaneering
  • OTM
  • PEI
  • Sistac
  • SCI
  • TSB Offshore
  • William Jacob
  • 1Diamond
  • BJ
  • Bluegrass
  • Conquest
  • Deepsouth
  • EMR
  • H20
  • Mactech
  • PSC
  • SDI
  • Texas Parks
  • Versabar
  • ICoTA
  • NOIA
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