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 who will be sharing insight with you in March.

Over 50 of the Greatest Minds in Decommissioning Shared their Insights – Hear What they had to Say

Leading Operators

Win Thornton
Win Thornton
VP Decommissioning
BP

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BP

Over 35 years experience in offshore construction and decommissioning projects working as an Operator (CITGO, OXY, Chevron), Contractor (B&R, WorleyParsons) and Consultant (TST, WINMAR). Extensive knowledge of the offshore oil and gas industry including clients, contractors, personnel, equipment, procedures, construction, installation and decommissioning techniques, and environmental and regulatory issues. Industry recognized as an expert in offshore decommissioning and reuse. Managed the decommissioning of 250+ offshore facilities and 30+ reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Global work experience includes offshore decommissioning and reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, California, Alaska, Southeast Asia and South America. Championed for 25+ years the environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of obsolete platforms through placement in state sanctioned “Rigs-to-Reefs” programs.

Andrew Richmond
Andrew Richmond
GOM Decommissioning Manager
Shell

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Shell

Operations Manager for manned platform in Gulf of Mexico in abandonment phase. Manage funding and coordination of all abandonment activities across Deepwater line of business in Gulf of Mexico and offshore Canada for Shell Offshore Inc

Dave Sinclair
Dave Sinclair
Head of Decommissioning
Maersk Oil

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Maersk

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

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

Mike Bishop
Mike Bishop
Norway Decommissioning Manager
Repsol

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Repsol

33 years work experience covering mainly project controls in various roles such Proejct Controls/Service Manager to Business Manager on various projects from HUC to MMO and large Modification projects both onshore and offshore.

Recent (5 yrs) experience includes Decommissioning and the establishment of this within the company and now Project Manager for Rev Decommissioning Project. In addition I am Chairman of Norsk Oil & Gas Decom Forum. Previously Project Manager for Gyda Decommissioning Project.

Had 2 yrs as Facilities (Project) Manager for the YME Redevelopment project.

Worked for many years as apart of the project management team (PMT)within various projects including being Deputy Project Manager.

In addition had 3 years working in Aberdeen establishing a offshore construction dept.

Joseph Witt
Joseph Witt
P&A Technology Lead
ExxonMobil

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ExxonMobil

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Ernest Hui
Ernest Hui
Global Decommissioning Business Improvement Lead
Shell

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Shell

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Ruth Carrasquero
Ruth Carrasquero
Abandonment Finance Manager
Shell

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shell

Ruth is an Accountant currently pursuing the Accredited Petroleum Accountant Certification. She started at Shell in Venezuela ~ 15 years ago and has worked in various finance roles within Shell Upstream.

In the year 2014 Ruth was appointed as the Decommissioning and Restoration (D&R) Finance Manager for Shell Deep Water Gulf of Mexico based in New Orleans. In the current role Ruth provides controllership and business decision support during the select, define, and execute, phases of the D&R projects, maintaining an external perspective to ensure all key risks, such as regulatory and technological limitations changes are considered. She is also responsible for the annual assessment of the D&R Liability (Asset Retirement Obligation) for Shell Upstream Americas (onshore, offshore, and unconventional) in compliance with IFRS and USGAAP.

Dave Barrow
Dave Barrow
Senior Advisor
Chevron

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Chevron

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Keith Acker
Keith Acker
Senior VP for Production
Energy XXI

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Energy XXI

SMr. Keith Acker joined Energy XXI as our Senior Vice President of Production in January, 2014. He brings to Energy XXI nearly forty years of oil and gas industry experience, over half of which have been in a managerial role. Prior to joining Energy XXI, Mr. Acker served as Director at Altec, establishing them as an industry leader in Production Optimization Services. Mr. Acker's previous endeavors include Vice President at Superior Energy Services, President at Moore's Engineering & Wireline, Vice President at Resource Technology and various other positions in the oil and gas industry. Graduating from the University of Alabama, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mineral Petroleum Engineering. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and served as president of the Gulf Coast section from 1986-1988.

John Hand
John Hand
Technology Program Manager
ConocoPhillips

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ConocoPhillips

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Darryl Fett
Darryl Fett
Research Manager - Drilling and Completions
Total E&P

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Total

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Jason Sullivan
Jason Sullivan
SEMS Team Leader
Stone Energy

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stone energy

Jason Sullivan currently serves as the Safety and Environmental Management Systems Lead for Stone Energy managing the various aspects of the program. Jason has played an integral role in developing the Stone Energy artificial reef program collaborating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure the programs continued success. Prior to joining Stone Energy, he served as a Business Development Manager and Regulatory/Ecological Project Manager for a division of the international group of Fugro companies. In 2000, he received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and worked subsequently as a biologist at the National Wetlands Research Center conducting research projects throughout the Southeastern United States. In 2010, Jason earned his MBA, also from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Rick Cody
Rick Cody
DW Drlg, Compl, Intrvntn Engr Consultant
Marubeni Oil and Gas

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Marubeni Oil and Gas

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Dylan Campbell
Dylan Campbell
Risk Engineer
PetroSA

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PetroSA

I am a Chemical Engineer with a Masters Degree in Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering. I am currently employed as Risk Engineer:New Ventures Upstream with PetroSA, responsible for risk management support on all the company's upstream business opportunities and projects. The role requires regular interaction with PetroSA's upstream project teams and business development managers, as well as engagement with the company executive and board on key projects. I report directly to the company's Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. My focus area includes risk analysis of farm-in/farm-out opportunities and asset acquisitions. I also work closely with the Capital Projects team risk assessing offshore field development projects.

I am a process safety and risk assessment specialist with over 10 years experience. 

I held a number senior positions, including Director and Partner of ERM Southern Africa's Industrial Risk practice. Prior to this I was employed as a Risk Engineer: Operations Division with PetroSA. Based at the Mossel Bay GTL refinery, my main function was to ensure that PetroSA’s Enterprise Risk Management Process (with the focus on operational risk management) was integrated within the various business units, which includes the GTL refinery, three tank farms (Mossel Bay, Milnerton and Saldahna), a gas and condensate platform and a crude oil FPSO. I also supported various PetroSA capital projects. 

I facilitated the implementation of PetroSA’s ERM framework within its Operations Division, through analysing risks, establishing monitoring programs and assisting management in complying with applicable statutory requirements. I also implemented CURA risk management system within the division.

Carly Fisher
Carly Fisher
Facilities Engineer
Anadarko

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Atif Janjua
Atif Janjua
Finance Manager
BHP Billiton

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BHP Billiton

Finance Manager GoM, Base Assets and Projects

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Regulators and Associations

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.

Ann Bull
Ann Bull
Environmental Sciences Section Chief, Pacific Region
(Retired)
BOEM
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Randall Luthi
Randall Luthi
President
NOIA

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NOIA

Randall Luthi became President of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) on March 1, 2010.

An attorney and rancher from Freedom, Wyoming, Luthi has had an exciting career holding various positions ranging from Wyoming Speaker of the House, to director of a Federal agency, to legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate, to an attorney at both the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he worked on natural resource damages following the Exxon Valdez accident.
Luthi most recently served as the Director of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) at DOI from July 2007 through January 2009. There Luthi oversaw offshore lease sales and collection and distribution to the States and Federal government of mineral revenues and royalties. He also oversaw the expansion of a renewable energy office at MMS, which manages development of wind, wave and current energy in the U.S. oceans.

Immediately before directing MMS, Luthi served as the Deputy Director of the Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

In 2000, he started the law firm of Luthi & Voyles, LLC, in Thayne, Wyoming, which helped pay for his working ranch which consists of a cow/calf operation and the growing of hay and barley.

Luthi’s career in the Wyoming House of Representatives began in 1995 with his name being drawn from a cowboy hat by Governor Mike Sullivan to declare him the victor in a tie vote. He served as Speaker of the House in 2005 and 2006.

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Consultants, Legal Experts and Scientists

Brian Twomey
Brian Twomey
Managing Director
Reverse Engineering Services

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Reverse Engineering Services

Dr Brian Twomey is the Managing Director of Reverse Engineering Services Ltd, Manchester, UK and is responsible for decommissioning and abandonment operations planning, decommissioning engineering, peer review work and cost analysis. He has worked on oil & gas decommissioning and pipeline issues for over 23 years and has carried out decommissioning studies/work on over 700 offshore installations worldwide. He has worked on decommissioning in Africa, Australia, SE Asia, South America, Canada, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Ireland, UK and USA. Dr Twomey has presented over 100 papers on decommissioning and has given numerous public and private training courses on all aspects of decommissioning.

Bruce Crager
Bruce Crager
Executive VP
Endeavour Management

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Endeavour Management

Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors. He has over 40 years’ experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions. This has included significant experience evaluating and providing all types of field development solutions, particularly those based on floating production systems and subsea production equipment. Bruce holds a BS in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University and was selected as a Distinguished Graduate of TAMU’s Zachary Department of Civil Engineering in 2008. He also holds a MBA from the University of Houston, has co-authored 4 patents, and has written numerous technical and management articles.

Mike Cowan
Mike Cowan
Resins Expert
Endeavor Management

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Endeavor Management

Wells technical specialist with 22 years technology development and 16 years global engineering and operations experience. Lead diverse, multi-disciplinary teams for complex, high-value technical problems in drilling, completion and production operations. Principle technical expert in long-term zonal isolation, cementing, loss circulation, abandonment and alternative sealants and barrier materials for major operator. Advisor to senior management and regulatory agencies on R&D programs, risk management, technology transfer, competency development programs, and critical decision-making. Special project assignments as directed by management.

Special projects assignments to global business units for HTHP, unconventional, arctic, deep-water and thermal wells; long-term well integrity, and abandonment; expandable tubulars, shallow water flows (deep-water), loss circulation, compaction-tolerant well designs, novel hydraulic fracturing processes, slim-hole drilling fluids and slim-hole completion reliability.

Keith Caulfield
Keith Caulfield
Operations Advisor
Endeavor Management

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Endeavor Management

Operations Management experience running shop and field staffs for multiple companies. Thoroughly experienced in the offshore and subsea business, from details up through field development. Possess several patents. Project Manager with 'many notches in the belt.' Engineering manager who has started departments from scratch at three different companies. Excellent at cultivating ideas; and I still have a bunch of my own, too. Known as 'the Finisher" for consistently meeting all sorts of deadlines - and, by the way, budgets as well

Astor Luft
Astor Luft
Regional Director for Latin America
IPA

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IPA

Responsible for maintaining IPA’s relationships with its existing global and local clients in the region and forging new partnerships with owner companies in the mining, oil and gas, chemicals, consumer goods, power, and infrastructure industries.

Faizan Nasir
Faizan Nasir
Associate Research Analyst
IPA

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IPA

As a Research Analyst with Independent Project Analysis, Faizan works with the E&P Business Managers to implement the long and near term research objectives, including model development. In this role Faizan has developed and maintains numerous benchmarking models and tools in the areas of Processing Platforms and Subsea systems. He has also been involved in a number of research studies done for different E&P clients and IPA conferences.

Mike Farber
Mike Farber
Partner
Van Ness Feldman


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Van Ness Feldman

Mike Farber has twenty years of experience, both as a partner in private practice and as a government official, in rapidly assessing, investigating, and resolving compliance issues across a wide variety of industries. Mike provides clients with strategic counsel on complex regulatory and oversight challenges in the oil and gas and related industries and defends clients in government investigations and litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he spent six years leading a number of initiatives reforming U.S. government oversight of offshore oil and gas operations. During his tenure at BSEE, spanning the initial five years of the agency’s existence, Mike led or was involved in all significant BSEE enforcement and investigative matters.

Mike leads internal investigations, provides strategic advice, and conducts compliance reviews for companies in energy and other sectors. Drawing upon his experience both in private practice and at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mike also represents clients in federal and state antitrust investigations, complex litigation, and intricate compliance matters.

Scoot Nuzum
Scott Nuzum
Of Counsel
Van Ness Feldman

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Van Ness Feldman

Scott Nuzum offers a broad range of services to energy clients in both the conventional and renewable energy spaces. Scott provides strategic counsel to oil and gas companies on project leasing, siting and development, on safety and environmental management systems (SEMS) compliance, and on financial assurance and decommissioning activities. Additionally, Scott advises renewable energy developers on project siting, environmental compliance, and cultural resources issues.

Drawing from time spent in both policy and legal positions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Scott is well-versed in a wide range of federal energy, natural resources, and environmental authorities. He has significant experience negotiating with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and has represented clients in legal challenges of agency actions before the federal courts and Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA).

Scott also has experience on issues related to international trade. He has advised clients seeking duty free status for imports and has provided guidance to companies seeking to better understand Bureau of Industry and Security export restrictions.

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.

Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman

Tom Campbell, managing partner of the Houston office and the leader of Pillsbury’s Crisis Management team, counsels enterprises facing financial and reputational losses amid crises.
Tom’s ability to help clients craft a multidisciplinary response to a crisis—typically involving public relations, government relations and litigation—reflects the extensive regulatory work experience he has gained in both private practice and public service. As general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, he played a key role in the U.S. government’s response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill crisis. A generation later, he helped a part-owner of the Macondo well cope with the Deepwater Horizon accident

Will Speck
Will Speck
Project Manager
TSB Offshore

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TSB Offshore

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Eric Oudenot
Eric Oudenot
Managing Director
BCG

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BCG

Eric is a Partner and Managing Director at BCG, he is based in London and focuses purely on Upstream Oil & Gas and Oilfield Services. He has 16 years of E&P experience, including 10 at TOTAL (Iran), BP (Angola, UK) and Schlumberger (US, North Sea). Eric is BCG's global topic leader for Decommissioning.

Over the past 2 years Eric has led 10 programmes to support Governments, IOCs and Service companies in their Decommissioning efforts. BCG's support in Decom ranges from benchmarks (technical choices, costs, organization, supplier performance), to strategy definition or practical support on ongoing decom projects.

Tony Marino
Tony Marino
Partner
Slattery, Marino & Roberts

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Slattery, Marino & Roberts

Mr. Marino is a shareholder in the firm and is involved in a wide range of energy related transactions. He concentrates his practice generally in mineral title examination, the acquisition and divestiture of mineral properties, regulatory matters relating to onshore leases and offshore leases, including state waters and federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, and energy related financing transactions involving the negotiation and performance of exploration, development, operating and joint venture agreements.

Mr. Marino has represented numerous energy producing companies before the State of Louisiana, Office of Mineral Resources, State Mineral and Energy Board, Office of Conservation and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, (formerly known as the Minerals Management Service) in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska OCS Regions, Department of the Interior, Interior Board of Land Appeals, and other regulatory agencies concerning a variety of matters such as plugging and abandonment liability, bonding, oil spill financial responsibility, royalty valuation, royalty relief, incidents of non-compliance, unitization, unit agreements and commingling agreements, gas sales, processing and marketing agreements, production handling agreements, onshore and offshore facilities use agreements, rights-of-way, pipelines, servitudes, surface and subsurface agreements. He was formerly with the law firm of Gordon, Arata, McCollam & Duplantis.

Catherine Leaf
Catherine Leaf
Manager
Ramboll Environ

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Ramboll Environ

Catherine Leaf is a Manager with Ramboll Environ, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Catherine has over 16 years' experience within the waste and contaminated land sectors and leads Ramboll Environ’s waste and resource efficiency focus in the UK. Catherine is currently supporting Operators in the North Sea to develop appropriate materials management strategies for decommissioning of their offshore assets. These strategies apply the principles of the Waste Hierarchy and the Circular Economy, prioritizing reuse and recycling over disposal. The approach requires consideration of specific influencing factors, including the decommissioning methodology to be applied and information required by contractors, as well as broader factors such as market forces for recyclable materials. Critical to achieving effective materials management is timely planning: plan for the end at the beginning.

Debbie McIntosh
Debbie McIntosh
Head of Subsurface and Wells Practice
OTM Consulting Ltd

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OTM Consulting Ltd

• Debbie leads the Subsurface & Wells Practice at OTM, with oversight of all projects and networks related to  D&C, G&G, Petrophysics and Engineering (Reservoir/Well/Production)

• Working with a range of clients to maximise value from technology, her focus areas for the practice are currently: Plugging & Abandonment, Drilling Automation and Harsh Environments

• She has recently launched the global Plugging & Abandonment Collaborative Environment (PACE), and is currently the Project Manager for both the global Inflow Control Technology knowledge-sharing network (formerly PICT) and the Geopressure Management Network (GMN)

• Debbie is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with the IMechE, specialising in completions technologies, zonal isolation, and IOR/EOR

Bob Byrd
Bob Byrd
VP Consulting
TSB

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TSB

Dr. Byrd has over forty years’ experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of offshore facilities. He has considerable experience with planning and executing offshore platform decommissioning projects and in cost estimating for such projects, Asset Recovery Obligation (ARO) liability in particular. He is a specialist in the probabilistic assessment of cost and schedule risk. He has held positions with an international marine contractor, consulting engineering firms, and is a former U.S. Coast Guard officer. His responsibilities have covered the full spectrum of positions. He is experienced in systems engineering, construction management, and operations under a wide range of conditions. He has reviewed the status of decommissioning regulations internationally and advised several governments on the development of their own regulations. Dr. Byrd holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from University of Alaska and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Texas) and was a licensed Oil Field Construction Contractor (Louisiana) for a number of years.

Tom Leeson
Tom Leeson
Vice Chair
Decom North Sea

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Van Ness Feldman

Tom has been involved in well P&A since 2002, including responsibility for well reviews, cost estimation studies, and abandonment operations for subsea and platform wells in both UK and overseas. This has included involvement in developing a number of rigless methodologies and innovative techniques for plug placement; and being instrumental in the development and application of multi-client campaigns and other innovative commercial and contractual models. Currently consulting with Reverse Engineering, working on a number of projects developing abandonment strategy, Tom is also an active meber in SPE's initiatives in the abandonment sector.

Jill McGrady
Jill McGrady
California Lead
Great Ecology

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Great Ecology

Dr. Jill McGrady is the California lead at Great Ecology. Founded over 15 years ago, Great Ecology is one of the leading habitat restoration firms in the country, with offices in four time zones and projects across the United States. Dr. McGrady has over 15 years of experience in the fields of habitat restoration, ecology, and ecosystem studies and has overseen a number of restoration and mitigation projects. She specializes in restoration evaluation, planning and development of Natural Resource Damage (NRD) strategy following environmental impacts from oil spill, mining, refinery, and other contamination events. She has worked on, and strategized for, many high-profile projects in all five states along the Gulf Coast, including conducting a comprehensive restoration evaluation and NRD planning project spanning states following a substantial oil spill. Dr. McGrady brings extensive knowledge of aquatic ecosystem structure and function, biodiversity and climate change theory. She comes to DECOM World with expertise in creating and restoring marine and terrestrial habitats for compliance, social values, sustainability goals, public space use, and liability. Her current work includes innovative involvement with Rigs-to- Reefs in Asia.

Glenn Legge
Glenn Legge
Partner
Holman Fenwick Willan

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Holman Fenwick Willan

Glenn focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, including energy, marine, construction and insurance coverage matters, as well as regulatory investigations and transactional matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, has arbitrated commercial disputes through award and enforcement and has argued cases before Texas appellate courts in the 1st, 5th and 14th Districts, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Glenn was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Insurance Law in 2016 and 2017.

Caroline Haquet
Caroline Haquet
Offshore and Shipbuilding Underwriter
SCOR

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SCOR

I joined Scor in October 2011 as an Offshore Underwriter, I am also part of the engineering sub committee of the Joint Rig Committee, i split my time between paris and london where i am developing Scor portfolio (oil and gaz operators, drilling contractors, construction project...). I am also working extensively with the norwegian clients and brokers.

Since two years, I am working on a new line of business: the decommissioning of the oil and gas facilities (i was a speaker at the lillehammer conference, i was organizing a round table in Lloyd's Old Library with many clients, speaker at the willis conference...)

Milton Love
Milton Love
Associate Research Biologist
University of California

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University of California

Dr. Milton Love is a research biologist at the Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. He has conducted research on the marine fishes of California for over 40 years and is the author of over 100 publications on the fishes of the Pacific Coast. He is the author of Certainly More Than You Want to Know About the Fishes of the Pacific Coast and The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific. For the past 20 years, and using a manned research submersible, Dr. Love has carried out surveys of the fish populations living around natural reefs and oil/gas platforms throughout the southern California Bight. In 2007 the American Fisheries Society awarded Dr. Love the Carl R. Sullivan Award for Conservation Resources and he was the Naturalist of the Year in 2015 for the Western Society of Naturalists.

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Service Companies

Delaney Olstad
Delaney Olstad
Global Business Development Manager
Weatherford


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Weatherford

Delaney Olstad is the Global Business Development Manager for Well Abandonment and Intervention Services at Weatherford. In that role he provides technical support to further develop the well abandonment and late-stage intervention product line. He has been with Weatherford for 18 years and held positions in both the Engineering and the Operations group in several product lines including manufacturing, Thru-Tubing, R&D, Tubular Running Services, Fishing & Re-Entry, Intervention and Well Abandonment. Delaney has authored multiple technical papers, has been published in several industry magazines and currently holds 5 patents.

Glenn Tore Iversen
Glenn Tore Iversen
Global Manager Fishing Services
Weatherford

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Weatherford

Global Product Line Manager (Fishing Services)

Cary Bowman
Cary Bowman
Senior Vice President - Operations
Abrado


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Abrado

Cary Bowman is the Senior Vice President - Operations for Abrado Wellbore Services. He has over 30 years petroleum industry experience, ranging broadly from the domestic US onshore shale, shelf and deepwater Gulf of Mexico, to international arenas including Canada, Mexico, South America, North Sea, the Middle East and the Far East.Prior to joining Abrado in 2016, Cary held various management positions within the oilfield service sector for Deltide, Baker Hughes, BJ Services and Tam International. In addition, he also worked with Amerada Hess and Kerr McGee, where he was focused on the installation of deepwater intelligent well technologies.

Jonathan Rourke
Jonathan Rourke
Project Manager
Helix

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Helix

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David Carr
David Carr
Vice President - Commercial
Helix

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Helix

Oil and Gas management professional with 20 years international experience across 4 continents. I have a particularinterest in the development of new segment offerings such as Deepwater MPD and Subsea Well Services.

Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
Global Projects Manager
Metrol

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Metrol

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Ron Radford
Ron Radford
Vice President
PEI

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pei

I manage the Mercury and Chemical Services Group at PEI and am responsible for managing mercury management and chemical decontamination programs in the US and overseas. I have 20 years of environmental remediation, consulting and industrial services experience providing specialized services to the energy sector. I am based in Thailand and responsible for managing projects/programs including remedial construction, facility decontamination, regulatory compliance programs, chemical cleaning, toxic metals sampling and analysis, technology evaluations and remediation technology development.

Since 2005 members of my group and the R&D team at PEI have been researching the sorption dynamics of mercury in carbon and stainless steel hydrocarbon process systems and developing chemistry and methods to remove mercury from subsea pipelines and topside processing equipment for continued use and in preparation for decommissioning.

Gerard Van Der Jagt
Gerard Van Der Jagt
Chief Chemist
PEI

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PEI

Gerard is an internationally recognized mercury analytical chemist, and has 15 years of experience in trace metals analysis, and research programs. He has been involved since 2010 with PEI’s research and development team and provided onsite chemical performance and verification analysis on several key PEI projects including recent advanced chemical decontamination and chemical performance/verification analysis for confidential clients in the Americas and Australasia. As chief chemists at PEI Gerard will be responsible for key research and development projects to support PEI’s process stream sampling and analysis business and also assist with innovation and technology development associated with our mercury, arsenic and NORM chemical decontamination and processing technologies.

Gerard received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1998 and held key positions at Frontier Global Sciences 2001 to their recent acquisition by Eurofins. Gerard will be working with international research partner International Specialty Chemicals and Technology (ISCT) and other PEI research and development team members on on-going mercury mass loading and chemical reduction studies to support future mercury chemical decontamination of hydrocarbon processing systems in preparation for decommissioning (metals recycling) and mercury chemical decontamination of high value equipment for continued use. Gerard will also be involved with PEI’s volatile metals measurement services and support process system toxic metals assessments, mapping and distribution studies throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

Brandon Iglesias
Brandon Iglesias
Director of Engineering
ReactWell

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ReactWell

Focus in mechanization, instrumentation, automation, modeling, simulation (ProSIM), programming and kinetics of thermochemical systems relating to oil, gas and chemical industries.

Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson
Well abandonment Project Engineer
Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes

Mechanical Engineer and Oil & Gas professional with a strong background in operations support, technical sales, and engineering design.

Specialties: Applications engineering (well intervention), plug and abandonment, root cause analysis, engineering design, project management, technical sales.

Danny Turner
Danny Turner
President
DRT Solutions

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Mr. Turner has managed 46 structure removals, over 343 well PA, and 35 pipelines decommissioned to date. Served on the Decommissioning Team: projects; 3 downed structure removals, 5 Subsea well PA, 29 bubbling annuli mitigations. Currently working as a Well Abandonment Advisor for the XOM LENA 52 well P&A project. See Project Lists...

Recently he has manage reentry P&A's in the field. Currently, working as a Well Abandonment Advisor for Weatherford.

An accomplished Operations and Project Manager with demonstrated success in the Oil and Gas industry executing large-scale process and performance improvements that support long-term and enterprise-wide growth by developing innovative solutions, devising intelligent contracting strategies and executing projects in response to industry challenges. Strong background in Drilling R&D, Land Rig and Equipment Fabrication, Platform and pipeline Decommissioning, Well and Subsea well abandonments, Downed platform recover, and Subsea well intervention. Difficult well abandonments, annular isolation, sustained casing pressure remediation, damaged casing repair, bubbling micro annulus remediation., technical sales.

Neil Crawford
Neil Crawford
VP OceanNEXT
Oceaneering

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Oceaneering

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Leading Operators

Win Thornton
Win Thornton
VP Decommissioning
BP

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BP

Over 35 years experience in offshore construction and decommissioning projects working as an Operator (CITGO, OXY, Chevron), Contractor (B&R, WorleyParsons) and Consultant (TST, WINMAR). Extensive knowledge of the offshore oil and gas industry including clients, contractors, personnel, equipment, procedures, construction, installation and decommissioning techniques, and environmental and regulatory issues. Industry recognized as an expert in offshore decommissioning and reuse. Managed the decommissioning of 250+ offshore facilities and 30+ reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Global work experience includes offshore decommissioning and reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, California, Alaska, Southeast Asia and South America. Championed for 25+ years the environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of obsolete platforms through placement in state sanctioned “Rigs-to-Reefs” programs.

Andrew Richmond
Andrew Richmond
GOM Decommissioning Manager
Shell

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Shell

Operations Manager for manned platform in Gulf of Mexico in abandonment phase. Manage funding and coordination of all abandonment activities across Deepwater line of business in Gulf of Mexico and offshore Canada for Shell Offshore Inc

Dave Sinclair
Dave Sinclair
Head of Decommissioning
Maersk Oil

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Maersk

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

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

Mike Bishop
Mike Bishop
Norway Decommissioning Manager
Repsol

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Repsol

33 years work experience covering mainly project controls in various roles such Proejct Controls/Service Manager to Business Manager on various projects from HUC to MMO and large Modification projects both onshore and offshore.

Recent (5 yrs) experience includes Decommissioning and the establishment of this within the company and now Project Manager for Rev Decommissioning Project. In addition I am Chairman of Norsk Oil & Gas Decom Forum. Previously Project Manager for Gyda Decommissioning Project.

Had 2 yrs as Facilities (Project) Manager for the YME Redevelopment project.

Worked for many years as apart of the project management team (PMT)within various projects including being Deputy Project Manager.

In addition had 3 years working in Aberdeen establishing a offshore construction dept.

Joseph Witt
Joseph Witt
P&A Technology Lead
ExxonMobil

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ExxonMobil

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Ernest Hui
Ernest Hui
Global Decommissioning Business Improvement Lead
Shell

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Shell

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Ruth Carrasquero
Ruth Carrasquero
Abandonment Finance Manager
Shell

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shell

Ruth is an Accountant currently pursuing the Accredited Petroleum Accountant Certification. She started at Shell in Venezuela ~ 15 years ago and has worked in various finance roles within Shell Upstream.

In the year 2014 Ruth was appointed as the Decommissioning and Restoration (D&R) Finance Manager for Shell Deep Water Gulf of Mexico based in New Orleans. In the current role Ruth provides controllership and business decision support during the select, define, and execute, phases of the D&R projects, maintaining an external perspective to ensure all key risks, such as regulatory and technological limitations changes are considered. She is also responsible for the annual assessment of the D&R Liability (Asset Retirement Obligation) for Shell Upstream Americas (onshore, offshore, and unconventional) in compliance with IFRS and USGAAP.

Dave Barrow
Dave Barrow
Senior Advisor
Chevron

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Chevron

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Keith Acker
Keith Acker
Senior VP for Production
Energy XXI

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Energy XXI

SMr. Keith Acker joined Energy XXI as our Senior Vice President of Production in January, 2014. He brings to Energy XXI nearly forty years of oil and gas industry experience, over half of which have been in a managerial role. Prior to joining Energy XXI, Mr. Acker served as Director at Altec, establishing them as an industry leader in Production Optimization Services. Mr. Acker's previous endeavors include Vice President at Superior Energy Services, President at Moore's Engineering & Wireline, Vice President at Resource Technology and various other positions in the oil and gas industry. Graduating from the University of Alabama, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mineral Petroleum Engineering. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and served as president of the Gulf Coast section from 1986-1988.

John Hand
John Hand
Technology Program Manager
ConocoPhillips

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ConocoPhillips

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Darryl Fett
Darryl Fett
Research Manager - Drilling and Completions
Total E&P

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Total

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Jason Sullivan
Jason Sullivan
SEMS Team Leader
Stone Energy

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stone energy

Jason Sullivan currently serves as the Safety and Environmental Management Systems Lead for Stone Energy managing the various aspects of the program. Jason has played an integral role in developing the Stone Energy artificial reef program collaborating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure the programs continued success. Prior to joining Stone Energy, he served as a Business Development Manager and Regulatory/Ecological Project Manager for a division of the international group of Fugro companies. In 2000, he received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and worked subsequently as a biologist at the National Wetlands Research Center conducting research projects throughout the Southeastern United States. In 2010, Jason earned his MBA, also from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Rick Cody
Rick Cody
DW Drlg, Compl, Intrvntn Engr Consultant
Marubeni Oil and Gas

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Marubeni Oil and Gas

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Dylan Campbell
Dylan Campbell
Risk Engineer
PetroSA

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PetroSA

I am a Chemical Engineer with a Masters Degree in Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering. I am currently employed as Risk Engineer:New Ventures Upstream with PetroSA, responsible for risk management support on all the company's upstream business opportunities and projects. The role requires regular interaction with PetroSA's upstream project teams and business development managers, as well as engagement with the company executive and board on key projects. I report directly to the company's Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. My focus area includes risk analysis of farm-in/farm-out opportunities and asset acquisitions. I also work closely with the Capital Projects team risk assessing offshore field development projects.

I am a process safety and risk assessment specialist with over 10 years experience. 

I held a number senior positions, including Director and Partner of ERM Southern Africa's Industrial Risk practice. Prior to this I was employed as a Risk Engineer: Operations Division with PetroSA. Based at the Mossel Bay GTL refinery, my main function was to ensure that PetroSA’s Enterprise Risk Management Process (with the focus on operational risk management) was integrated within the various business units, which includes the GTL refinery, three tank farms (Mossel Bay, Milnerton and Saldahna), a gas and condensate platform and a crude oil FPSO. I also supported various PetroSA capital projects. 

I facilitated the implementation of PetroSA’s ERM framework within its Operations Division, through analysing risks, establishing monitoring programs and assisting management in complying with applicable statutory requirements. I also implemented CURA risk management system within the division.

Carly Fisher
Carly Fisher
Facilities Engineer
Anadarko

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Atif Janjua
Atif Janjua
Finance Manager
BHP Billiton

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BHP Billiton

Finance Manager GoM, Base Assets and Projects

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Regulators and Associations

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.

Ann Bull
Ann Bull
Environmental Sciences Section Chief, Pacific Region
(Retired)
BOEM
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Randall Luthi
Randall Luthi
President
NOIA

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NOIA

Randall Luthi became President of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) on March 1, 2010.

An attorney and rancher from Freedom, Wyoming, Luthi has had an exciting career holding various positions ranging from Wyoming Speaker of the House, to director of a Federal agency, to legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate, to an attorney at both the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he worked on natural resource damages following the Exxon Valdez accident.
Luthi most recently served as the Director of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) at DOI from July 2007 through January 2009. There Luthi oversaw offshore lease sales and collection and distribution to the States and Federal government of mineral revenues and royalties. He also oversaw the expansion of a renewable energy office at MMS, which manages development of wind, wave and current energy in the U.S. oceans.

Immediately before directing MMS, Luthi served as the Deputy Director of the Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

In 2000, he started the law firm of Luthi & Voyles, LLC, in Thayne, Wyoming, which helped pay for his working ranch which consists of a cow/calf operation and the growing of hay and barley.

Luthi’s career in the Wyoming House of Representatives began in 1995 with his name being drawn from a cowboy hat by Governor Mike Sullivan to declare him the victor in a tie vote. He served as Speaker of the House in 2005 and 2006.

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Consultants, Legal Experts and Scientists

Brian Twomey
Brian Twomey
Managing Director
Reverse Engineering Services

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Reverse Engineering Services

Dr Brian Twomey is the Managing Director of Reverse Engineering Services Ltd, Manchester, UK and is responsible for decommissioning and abandonment operations planning, decommissioning engineering, peer review work and cost analysis. He has worked on oil & gas decommissioning and pipeline issues for over 23 years and has carried out decommissioning studies/work on over 700 offshore installations worldwide. He has worked on decommissioning in Africa, Australia, SE Asia, South America, Canada, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Ireland, UK and USA. Dr Twomey has presented over 100 papers on decommissioning and has given numerous public and private training courses on all aspects of decommissioning.

Bruce Crager
Bruce Crager
Executive VP
Endeavour Management

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Endeavour Management

Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s group of Expert Advisors. He has over 40 years’ experience in offshore drilling and production, primarily in management positions. This has included significant experience evaluating and providing all types of field development solutions, particularly those based on floating production systems and subsea production equipment. Bruce holds a BS in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University and was selected as a Distinguished Graduate of TAMU’s Zachary Department of Civil Engineering in 2008. He also holds a MBA from the University of Houston, has co-authored 4 patents, and has written numerous technical and management articles.

Mike Cowan
Mike Cowan
Resins Expert
Endeavor Management

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Endeavor Management

Wells technical specialist with 22 years technology development and 16 years global engineering and operations experience. Lead diverse, multi-disciplinary teams for complex, high-value technical problems in drilling, completion and production operations. Principle technical expert in long-term zonal isolation, cementing, loss circulation, abandonment and alternative sealants and barrier materials for major operator. Advisor to senior management and regulatory agencies on R&D programs, risk management, technology transfer, competency development programs, and critical decision-making. Special project assignments as directed by management.

Special projects assignments to global business units for HTHP, unconventional, arctic, deep-water and thermal wells; long-term well integrity, and abandonment; expandable tubulars, shallow water flows (deep-water), loss circulation, compaction-tolerant well designs, novel hydraulic fracturing processes, slim-hole drilling fluids and slim-hole completion reliability.

Keith Caulfield
Keith Caulfield
Operations Advisor
Endeavor Management

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Endeavor Management

Operations Management experience running shop and field staffs for multiple companies. Thoroughly experienced in the offshore and subsea business, from details up through field development. Possess several patents. Project Manager with 'many notches in the belt.' Engineering manager who has started departments from scratch at three different companies. Excellent at cultivating ideas; and I still have a bunch of my own, too. Known as 'the Finisher" for consistently meeting all sorts of deadlines - and, by the way, budgets as well

Astor Luft
Astor Luft
Regional Director for Latin America
IPA

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IPA

Responsible for maintaining IPA’s relationships with its existing global and local clients in the region and forging new partnerships with owner companies in the mining, oil and gas, chemicals, consumer goods, power, and infrastructure industries.

Faizan Nasir
Faizan Nasir
Associate Research Analyst
IPA

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IPA

As a Research Analyst with Independent Project Analysis, Faizan works with the E&P Business Managers to implement the long and near term research objectives, including model development. In this role Faizan has developed and maintains numerous benchmarking models and tools in the areas of Processing Platforms and Subsea systems. He has also been involved in a number of research studies done for different E&P clients and IPA conferences.

Mike Farber
Mike Farber
Partner
Van Ness Feldman


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Van Ness Feldman

Mike Farber has twenty years of experience, both as a partner in private practice and as a government official, in rapidly assessing, investigating, and resolving compliance issues across a wide variety of industries. Mike provides clients with strategic counsel on complex regulatory and oversight challenges in the oil and gas and related industries and defends clients in government investigations and litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he spent six years leading a number of initiatives reforming U.S. government oversight of offshore oil and gas operations. During his tenure at BSEE, spanning the initial five years of the agency’s existence, Mike led or was involved in all significant BSEE enforcement and investigative matters.

Mike leads internal investigations, provides strategic advice, and conducts compliance reviews for companies in energy and other sectors. Drawing upon his experience both in private practice and at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mike also represents clients in federal and state antitrust investigations, complex litigation, and intricate compliance matters.

Scoot Nuzum
Scott Nuzum
Of Counsel
Van Ness Feldman

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Van Ness Feldman

Scott Nuzum offers a broad range of services to energy clients in both the conventional and renewable energy spaces. Scott provides strategic counsel to oil and gas companies on project leasing, siting and development, on safety and environmental management systems (SEMS) compliance, and on financial assurance and decommissioning activities. Additionally, Scott advises renewable energy developers on project siting, environmental compliance, and cultural resources issues.

Drawing from time spent in both policy and legal positions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Scott is well-versed in a wide range of federal energy, natural resources, and environmental authorities. He has significant experience negotiating with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and has represented clients in legal challenges of agency actions before the federal courts and Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA).

Scott also has experience on issues related to international trade. He has advised clients seeking duty free status for imports and has provided guidance to companies seeking to better understand Bureau of Industry and Security export restrictions.

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.

Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman

Tom Campbell, managing partner of the Houston office and the leader of Pillsbury’s Crisis Management team, counsels enterprises facing financial and reputational losses amid crises.
Tom’s ability to help clients craft a multidisciplinary response to a crisis—typically involving public relations, government relations and litigation—reflects the extensive regulatory work experience he has gained in both private practice and public service. As general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, he played a key role in the U.S. government’s response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill crisis. A generation later, he helped a part-owner of the Macondo well cope with the Deepwater Horizon accident

Will Speck
Will Speck
Project Manager
TSB Offshore

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TSB Offshore

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Eric Oudenot
Eric Oudenot
Managing Director
BCG

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BCG

Eric is a Partner and Managing Director at BCG, he is based in London and focuses purely on Upstream Oil & Gas and Oilfield Services. He has 16 years of E&P experience, including 10 at TOTAL (Iran), BP (Angola, UK) and Schlumberger (US, North Sea). Eric is BCG's global topic leader for Decommissioning.

Over the past 2 years Eric has led 10 programmes to support Governments, IOCs and Service companies in their Decommissioning efforts. BCG's support in Decom ranges from benchmarks (technical choices, costs, organization, supplier performance), to strategy definition or practical support on ongoing decom projects.

Tony Marino
Tony Marino
Partner
Slattery, Marino & Roberts

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Slattery, Marino & Roberts

Mr. Marino is a shareholder in the firm and is involved in a wide range of energy related transactions. He concentrates his practice generally in mineral title examination, the acquisition and divestiture of mineral properties, regulatory matters relating to onshore leases and offshore leases, including state waters and federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, and energy related financing transactions involving the negotiation and performance of exploration, development, operating and joint venture agreements.

Mr. Marino has represented numerous energy producing companies before the State of Louisiana, Office of Mineral Resources, State Mineral and Energy Board, Office of Conservation and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, (formerly known as the Minerals Management Service) in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska OCS Regions, Department of the Interior, Interior Board of Land Appeals, and other regulatory agencies concerning a variety of matters such as plugging and abandonment liability, bonding, oil spill financial responsibility, royalty valuation, royalty relief, incidents of non-compliance, unitization, unit agreements and commingling agreements, gas sales, processing and marketing agreements, production handling agreements, onshore and offshore facilities use agreements, rights-of-way, pipelines, servitudes, surface and subsurface agreements. He was formerly with the law firm of Gordon, Arata, McCollam & Duplantis.

Catherine Leaf
Catherine Leaf
Manager
Ramboll Environ

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Ramboll Environ

Catherine Leaf is a Manager with Ramboll Environ, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Catherine has over 16 years' experience within the waste and contaminated land sectors and leads Ramboll Environ’s waste and resource efficiency focus in the UK. Catherine is currently supporting Operators in the North Sea to develop appropriate materials management strategies for decommissioning of their offshore assets. These strategies apply the principles of the Waste Hierarchy and the Circular Economy, prioritizing reuse and recycling over disposal. The approach requires consideration of specific influencing factors, including the decommissioning methodology to be applied and information required by contractors, as well as broader factors such as market forces for recyclable materials. Critical to achieving effective materials management is timely planning: plan for the end at the beginning.

Debbie McIntosh
Debbie McIntosh
Head of Subsurface and Wells Practice
OTM Consulting Ltd

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OTM Consulting Ltd

• Debbie leads the Subsurface & Wells Practice at OTM, with oversight of all projects and networks related to  D&C, G&G, Petrophysics and Engineering (Reservoir/Well/Production)

• Working with a range of clients to maximise value from technology, her focus areas for the practice are currently: Plugging & Abandonment, Drilling Automation and Harsh Environments

• She has recently launched the global Plugging & Abandonment Collaborative Environment (PACE), and is currently the Project Manager for both the global Inflow Control Technology knowledge-sharing network (formerly PICT) and the Geopressure Management Network (GMN)

• Debbie is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with the IMechE, specialising in completions technologies, zonal isolation, and IOR/EOR

Bob Byrd
Bob Byrd
VP Consulting
TSB

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TSB

Dr. Byrd has over forty years’ experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of offshore facilities. He has considerable experience with planning and executing offshore platform decommissioning projects and in cost estimating for such projects, Asset Recovery Obligation (ARO) liability in particular. He is a specialist in the probabilistic assessment of cost and schedule risk. He has held positions with an international marine contractor, consulting engineering firms, and is a former U.S. Coast Guard officer. His responsibilities have covered the full spectrum of positions. He is experienced in systems engineering, construction management, and operations under a wide range of conditions. He has reviewed the status of decommissioning regulations internationally and advised several governments on the development of their own regulations. Dr. Byrd holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from University of Alaska and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Texas) and was a licensed Oil Field Construction Contractor (Louisiana) for a number of years.

Tom Leeson
Tom Leeson
Vice Chair
Decom North Sea

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Van Ness Feldman

Tom has been involved in well P&A since 2002, including responsibility for well reviews, cost estimation studies, and abandonment operations for subsea and platform wells in both UK and overseas. This has included involvement in developing a number of rigless methodologies and innovative techniques for plug placement; and being instrumental in the development and application of multi-client campaigns and other innovative commercial and contractual models. Currently consulting with Reverse Engineering, working on a number of projects developing abandonment strategy, Tom is also an active meber in SPE's initiatives in the abandonment sector.

Jill McGrady
Jill McGrady
California Lead
Great Ecology

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Great Ecology

Dr. Jill McGrady is the California lead at Great Ecology. Founded over 15 years ago, Great Ecology is one of the leading habitat restoration firms in the country, with offices in four time zones and projects across the United States. Dr. McGrady has over 15 years of experience in the fields of habitat restoration, ecology, and ecosystem studies and has overseen a number of restoration and mitigation projects. She specializes in restoration evaluation, planning and development of Natural Resource Damage (NRD) strategy following environmental impacts from oil spill, mining, refinery, and other contamination events. She has worked on, and strategized for, many high-profile projects in all five states along the Gulf Coast, including conducting a comprehensive restoration evaluation and NRD planning project spanning states following a substantial oil spill. Dr. McGrady brings extensive knowledge of aquatic ecosystem structure and function, biodiversity and climate change theory. She comes to DECOM World with expertise in creating and restoring marine and terrestrial habitats for compliance, social values, sustainability goals, public space use, and liability. Her current work includes innovative involvement with Rigs-to- Reefs in Asia.

Glenn Legge
Glenn Legge
Partner
Holman Fenwick Willan

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Holman Fenwick Willan

Glenn focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, including energy, marine, construction and insurance coverage matters, as well as regulatory investigations and transactional matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, has arbitrated commercial disputes through award and enforcement and has argued cases before Texas appellate courts in the 1st, 5th and 14th Districts, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Glenn was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Insurance Law in 2016 and 2017.

Caroline Haquet
Caroline Haquet
Offshore and Shipbuilding Underwriter
SCOR

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SCOR

I joined Scor in October 2011 as an Offshore Underwriter, I am also part of the engineering sub committee of the Joint Rig Committee, i split my time between paris and london where i am developing Scor portfolio (oil and gaz operators, drilling contractors, construction project...). I am also working extensively with the norwegian clients and brokers.

Since two years, I am working on a new line of business: the decommissioning of the oil and gas facilities (i was a speaker at the lillehammer conference, i was organizing a round table in Lloyd's Old Library with many clients, speaker at the willis conference...)

Milton Love
Milton Love
Associate Research Biologist
University of California

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University of California

Dr. Milton Love is a research biologist at the Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. He has conducted research on the marine fishes of California for over 40 years and is the author of over 100 publications on the fishes of the Pacific Coast. He is the author of Certainly More Than You Want to Know About the Fishes of the Pacific Coast and The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific. For the past 20 years, and using a manned research submersible, Dr. Love has carried out surveys of the fish populations living around natural reefs and oil/gas platforms throughout the southern California Bight. In 2007 the American Fisheries Society awarded Dr. Love the Carl R. Sullivan Award for Conservation Resources and he was the Naturalist of the Year in 2015 for the Western Society of Naturalists.

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Service Companies

Delaney Olstad
Delaney Olstad
Global Business Development Manager
Weatherford


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Weatherford

Delaney Olstad is the Global Business Development Manager for Well Abandonment and Intervention Services at Weatherford. In that role he provides technical support to further develop the well abandonment and late-stage intervention product line. He has been with Weatherford for 18 years and held positions in both the Engineering and the Operations group in several product lines including manufacturing, Thru-Tubing, R&D, Tubular Running Services, Fishing & Re-Entry, Intervention and Well Abandonment. Delaney has authored multiple technical papers, has been published in several industry magazines and currently holds 5 patents.

Glenn Tore Iversen
Glenn Tore Iversen
Global Manager Fishing Services
Weatherford

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Weatherford

Global Product Line Manager (Fishing Services)

Cary Bowman
Cary Bowman
Senior Vice President - Operations
Abrado


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Abrado

Cary Bowman is the Senior Vice President - Operations for Abrado Wellbore Services. He has over 30 years petroleum industry experience, ranging broadly from the domestic US onshore shale, shelf and deepwater Gulf of Mexico, to international arenas including Canada, Mexico, South America, North Sea, the Middle East and the Far East.Prior to joining Abrado in 2016, Cary held various management positions within the oilfield service sector for Deltide, Baker Hughes, BJ Services and Tam International. In addition, he also worked with Amerada Hess and Kerr McGee, where he was focused on the installation of deepwater intelligent well technologies.

Jonathan Rourke
Jonathan Rourke
Project Manager
Helix

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Helix

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David Carr
David Carr
Vice President - Commercial
Helix

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Helix

Oil and Gas management professional with 20 years international experience across 4 continents. I have a particularinterest in the development of new segment offerings such as Deepwater MPD and Subsea Well Services.

Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
Global Projects Manager
Metrol

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Metrol

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Ron Radford
Ron Radford
Vice President
PEI

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pei

I manage the Mercury and Chemical Services Group at PEI and am responsible for managing mercury management and chemical decontamination programs in the US and overseas. I have 20 years of environmental remediation, consulting and industrial services experience providing specialized services to the energy sector. I am based in Thailand and responsible for managing projects/programs including remedial construction, facility decontamination, regulatory compliance programs, chemical cleaning, toxic metals sampling and analysis, technology evaluations and remediation technology development.

Since 2005 members of my group and the R&D team at PEI have been researching the sorption dynamics of mercury in carbon and stainless steel hydrocarbon process systems and developing chemistry and methods to remove mercury from subsea pipelines and topside processing equipment for continued use and in preparation for decommissioning.

Gerard Van Der Jagt
Gerard Van Der Jagt
Chief Chemist
PEI

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PEI

Gerard is an internationally recognized mercury analytical chemist, and has 15 years of experience in trace metals analysis, and research programs. He has been involved since 2010 with PEI’s research and development team and provided onsite chemical performance and verification analysis on several key PEI projects including recent advanced chemical decontamination and chemical performance/verification analysis for confidential clients in the Americas and Australasia. As chief chemists at PEI Gerard will be responsible for key research and development projects to support PEI’s process stream sampling and analysis business and also assist with innovation and technology development associated with our mercury, arsenic and NORM chemical decontamination and processing technologies.

Gerard received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1998 and held key positions at Frontier Global Sciences 2001 to their recent acquisition by Eurofins. Gerard will be working with international research partner International Specialty Chemicals and Technology (ISCT) and other PEI research and development team members on on-going mercury mass loading and chemical reduction studies to support future mercury chemical decontamination of hydrocarbon processing systems in preparation for decommissioning (metals recycling) and mercury chemical decontamination of high value equipment for continued use. Gerard will also be involved with PEI’s volatile metals measurement services and support process system toxic metals assessments, mapping and distribution studies throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

Brandon Iglesias
Brandon Iglesias
Director of Engineering
ReactWell

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ReactWell

Focus in mechanization, instrumentation, automation, modeling, simulation (ProSIM), programming and kinetics of thermochemical systems relating to oil, gas and chemical industries.

Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson
Well abandonment Project Engineer
Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes

Mechanical Engineer and Oil & Gas professional with a strong background in operations support, technical sales, and engineering design.

Specialties: Applications engineering (well intervention), plug and abandonment, root cause analysis, engineering design, project management, technical sales.

Danny Turner
Danny Turner
President
DRT Solutions

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Mr. Turner has managed 46 structure removals, over 343 well PA, and 35 pipelines decommissioned to date. Served on the Decommissioning Team: projects; 3 downed structure removals, 5 Subsea well PA, 29 bubbling annuli mitigations. Currently working as a Well Abandonment Advisor for the XOM LENA 52 well P&A project. See Project Lists...

Recently he has manage reentry P&A's in the field. Currently, working as a Well Abandonment Advisor for Weatherford.

An accomplished Operations and Project Manager with demonstrated success in the Oil and Gas industry executing large-scale process and performance improvements that support long-term and enterprise-wide growth by developing innovative solutions, devising intelligent contracting strategies and executing projects in response to industry challenges. Strong background in Drilling R&D, Land Rig and Equipment Fabrication, Platform and pipeline Decommissioning, Well and Subsea well abandonments, Downed platform recover, and Subsea well intervention. Difficult well abandonments, annular isolation, sustained casing pressure remediation, damaged casing repair, bubbling micro annulus remediation., technical sales.

Neil Crawford
Neil Crawford
VP OceanNEXT
Oceaneering

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Oceaneering

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Matthew D’Agostino

Matthew D’Agostino

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Rob McManus

Commercial Director
DecomWorld
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+44 207 375 7204 (Global)
rmcmanus@decomworld.com

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