2019 Agenda

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The Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit consistently produces world class agendas, based on 50+ hours of research with the industry’s leading experts. In 2018 hot topics included emerging technologies in well P&A, BOEM’s ongoing work to review NTL 2016-N01, international operator case studies, economic efficiency in facility decommissioning and a decade of decommissioning data. You will not get this level of detail anywhere else on the planet.

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  • Facilities Management - A Guide

D&A 2019 Keynote: The State of the Industry

  • Join 500 decommissioning experts as we conduct live polls to get a realistic sense of the industry’s opinions on key topics, ranging from the impact of the oil price to the future of regulation
  • Share your opinions and learn what the industry is thinking through a series of polls that will set the tone for the coming two days
  • Pose your questions to the experts in the audience about the industry and what you hope to get out of the conference

Your One-Stop Shop for Decommissioning

  • Get the low-down on the latest turnkey decommissioning solutions to maximize the utilization of aggregated efficiencies
  • Further your understanding of using cross-company collaboration to cluster decommission and reduce your decommissioning costs
  • Create an integrated solution to spread and mitigate risk across multiple assets and reduce environmental impact

Global trends and learnings in decommissioning

  • Hear from the experts on how taking a risk-based interpretation and focus on D&R estimating throughout the asset life cycle sets you up for future decom success
  • Unleash the potential of future cost savings through a strategic assessment of lessons learnt
  • Outline the future of decommissioning by understanding how past projects and current trends map out the trajectory for a better tomorrow 

BOEM Status Update: Deepwater Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Hear a comprehensive review on how deepwater regulation is likely to change over the coming years and the impact this will have on future deepwater decommissioning projects
  • Get a comparative study of the shallow water and deepwater wells and rigs in the GOM to understand where decommissioning challenges may lie
  • Feedback to BOEM on the impending deepwater regulations and recognize how BOEM are implementing robust decommissioning guidance for operators

The Impact of International Regulations on Decommissioning Activity

  • Get the inside track on regulatory advocacy through a unique study of the impact on decommissioning projects in different countries and what this means for global operators
  • Hear from international regulators including the UK, U.S., Brazil and Malaysia and understand how to strategize for decommissioning amongst regulatory uncertainty
  • Discuss the different models that international regulators may take when updating decommissioning guidance as multiple projects approach

Nigerian Regulation: Future Decommissioning Plans

  • Hear how Nigerian regulation is taking shape for the D&A industry, including a forecasted view on impending decommissioning plans
  • Get the very latest updates on regional regulatory processes for qualifying new technologies to better understand differing regional approval processes
  • Learn how best to engage with global regulators to ensure acceptance of new technologies

Exclusive ‘Closed-Door’ Operator Workshop

  • Discuss and review BSEE’s impending guidance on decommissioning requirements and collate feedback from multiple operators
  • Work through the industry’s most formidable and stagnant challenges faced during decommissioning projects to date and discuss how these have been overcome
  • Learn how to encourage intra-company communication to maximise aggregated efficiency gains and see how promoting integrated solutions can enable collective cost savings

Decommissioning Permit Procedures

  • Hear the challenges encountered from a regulator’s perspective during the approval of shallow water decommissioning permit submissions
  • Understand the time schedule of the permit produce from the regulators perspective to enable better business planning for your organization
  • Understand the impact of the permit procedure time schedule on your organizations business model and budgets to better estimate decommissioning costs

Finding Consistencies within International Decommissioning Projects

  • Gain insight into the daily trials and challenges faced during decommissioning projects across the globe and how lessons learned can be applied from projects to date
  • Pin-point international progression within Brazilian, UK and U.S. decommissioning and anticipate forthcoming international development
  • Compare and contrast global decommissioning projects and discover framework consistencies to overcome common issues

An Emerging Giant in D&A - Brazil’s Bulk Decommissioning

  • Understand the scope of decommissioning work in Brazil and how the surge in deepwater decommissioning activity is being addressed
  • Hear about Brazilian regulatory processes for assessing facility removal, and compare regulator expectations and the requirements for facility removal
  • Hear how the lessons learned from current and past decommissioning projects in Brazil can improve global project execution and reduce decommissioning costs worldwide

From Plan into Practice - Upcoming Malaysian Decommissioning

  • Get a full update on Malaysian decommissioning progress, and hear how Malaysian operators have braved across the line of planning into decommissioning practice
  • Hear about regional regulatory processes for qualifying new technologies to better understand differing regional approval processes
  • Hear case study data on challenges faced during decommissioning planning, and how best to overcome these in an immature decommissioning market

Into The Shallow - An Australian Case study

  • Get the latest on decommissioning preparations taking place within Australia and take-away key lessons learned from a recently completed project
  • Hear an update on the emerging strategies for decommissioning in Australia and how anticipated issues have been encountered and dealt with in past projects
  • Hear how the planning process was followed, the results that were achieved and how operational experience can be shared across the globe from this case study

Reefing in the Gulf of Mexico - Lessons Learned For Other Markets

  • Capitalize on the lessons learnt within the GOM reefing market and understand how these can be applied to other decommissioning regions considering reefing
  • Understand how the evaluation of the relative environmental importance of reefs can decrease your costs and increase your green contribution
  • Recognize the regulatory and technical hurdles faced when reefing and how these have been successfully overcome by GOM operators

Reefing in the Superdeep Sea

  • Discuss the major issues and different options for decommissioning subsea infrastructure in the superdeep sea
  • Get the low-down on legacy subsea components which have been abandoned on the seabed and recognize challenges faced when plugged lines that are unable to be flushed
  • Understand the existing opportunities for reefing deep-sea components and ecological considerations for those segments that must be abandoned-in-place in deepwater due to challenges associated with recovering them

Rig modification - What are the alternate purposes for your facilities

  • Gain insight into how rigs can be repurposed and how this could slash your decommissioning costs and increase your environmental contribution
  • Meet who is active in this space and hear about past projects to capitalize on lessons learned
  • Find out about the many uses for decommissioned rigs including; geothermal platforms, wind farms and accommodation

A Step-change in Data for Decommissioning

  • Understand the step-change required across the industry in automations and artifical intelligence to drive P&A forwards, and how a change in data handling methods can decrease rig days
  • Hear an overview of the latest innovations in well monitoring including machine learning and data analysis and how they can improve best-practice through cost innovations
  • Recognize the regulatory challenges presented during new technology approval and how best to address this

“Shark-Tank” Technology Showcase: Emerging Technologies in P&A

  • Exclusive technology showcase displaying the latest pioneering innovations to optimize P&A economic efficiency through multiple annulus logging, next generation barriers and rigless P&A
  • Explore how new P&A technologies can maximize decommissioning efficiencies, lead to higher quality plugging and mitigate risk
  • Learn how the ongoing monitoring of abandoned wells can help establish best practices and new benchmarks

Optimize Barrier Materials and Cement Alternatives

  • Evaluate multiple cement alternatives available to operators including resins, modified cements, epoxies, polymers and polyester materials and understand how they can optimize P&A efficiency
  • Discuss how alternative plug materials can result in similar or better sealing, and the extent to which they can mitigate risk and provide cost savings
  • Analyse issues such as the quantity, depth and placement of cement in the annuli to achieve a safe and reliable zonal isolation in subsea wells

Barrier Verification

  • Understand the optimal ways to remove doubt when verifying barriers including the latest pressure tests and temperature sensors
  • Recognize the benefits of early assessment of barriers for tubing to ensure the best approach can be taken to remove as little tubing as possible
  • Learn about the optimal ways to effectively remove material, prepare for setting a barrier and the most effective techniques to replace a barrier

Evolving Capabilities within Riserless P&A

  • Hear about the evolving technologies and capabilities within riserless P&A and how it’s adoption can enable economic efficiency to be maximized whilst meeting long-term isolation requirements
  • Understand how to optimally deal with well fluids during riserless P&A to better control well pressures and fluids
  • Understand how to address the key risks and challenges associated with different P&A options including cement placement, annular pressure build-up and well control to ensure a reliable seal

Mitigate Risk Through Effective Cost Estimation

  • Hear the very latest on the evolving practices to effectively and consistently estimate decommissioning and abandonment costs and take away a plan to deal with and reduce cost uncertainties
  • Understand the importance of data-sharing cooperation when creating accurate cost assessments to ensure future projects better stick to time and cost schedules
  • Get the low-down on the future cost-savings that a ‘P&A Club’ could create, and how long-term planning can be utilized to lock in vessel rates

Fail to Prepare… Prepare to Fail: Revolutionize Your Planning and Forecasting

  • Understand the evolving practices within new facility designs to maximize safety and economic efficiency when preparing for decommissioning
  • Get the inside track on managing your portfolio strategy to align your assets and organization with decommissioning
  • Understand key influencing factors and major challenges faced when planning for decommissioning including partial vs. full decommissioning, decision-making processes and cost assessment

Alleviate the Dangers Posed by ‘Boomeranging’

  • Get the low-down on best practices during asset acquisition to ensure due diligence and the alleviation of future risk
  • Understand what a buyer should expect to be disclosed within asset acquisition negotiations and how to overcome common challenges faced during the transfer
  • Get first-hand experiences from circumstances where the letter of credit has been less than the decommissioning, what to expect and what are the next steps to take

How Rigless P&A is Revolutionizing Efficiency

  • Get the low-down how the step-changes in rigless P&A technology and have increased the potential for decreased rig days and associated costs
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of rigless and rig-based P&A to successfully recognize the optimal solution for different wells 
  • Ensure you are staying ahead of the P&A technology curve and reap the economic benefits of rigless P&A techniques

Transferable Lessons Learned from Salvage and Wreck

  • Hear about advancements in simulations and augmented reality that could reform facility removal methodology
  • Find out how practical methods of risk assessment and loss prevention from the Salvage & Wreck market can make your decommissioning planning more robust
  • Explore how future developments across both the Decom and S&W industries could merge subsequent technological advancements

Alternatives for Heavy Lift Vessel’s (HLV) Asset Recovery

  • Understand how the global growth in offshore asset decommissioning and the untenable cost of recovery creates an opportunity to deploy alternatives to HLV based execution
  • Get the low-down on the latest innovative solutions developed for the salvage industry which will reduce costs of recovery in a safe and environmental friendly manner
  • Hear pioneering case studies which provide beneficial cost metrics and understand why a different mindset can positively influence project outcomes

Decommissioning Techniques for FPSOs and Floaters

  • Explore what decommissioning looks like for floating production facilities including the impact upon subsea equipment, flowlines and pipelines
  • Learn optimal techniques for cleaning and tanking on topsides within floating production facilities
  • Discuss alternative removal methods for large topsides and jackets and explore how to decommission other large offshore installations

Sinkable barges - Sinking your costs one project at a time

  • Find out how changing capabilities within the facility removal industry can shrink your decommissioning bill
  • Hear from pioneering projects set to change the 90’s mindset and move away from heavy lift methodology
  • Hear how sinkable barges have made up-and-coming facility disposal proposals more cost-effective

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Kathryn Neri-Steele

Kathryn Neri-Steele

Global Project Director
DecomWorld
+44 (0) 20 7422 4377 (Global)
kathryn@decomworld.com

Ben McCann

Ben McCann

Commercial Director
DecomWorld
Global: +44 207 375 7592
Bmccann@fc-bi.com

Sponsors & Exhibitors Already Confirmed for 2019!

Gold Sponsors

  • abrado

Silver Sponsors

  • Ardent
  • geodynamics

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bureau-Veritas
  • EPS
  • Mactech
  • Ramboll Environ
  • van-ness-feldman

Exhibitors

  • abrado
  • Ardent
  • geodynamics
  • McDonough
  • OTC
  • SDI
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Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2019 is organised by Decomworld which is part of FCBI Energy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales - Company registered number 09823824 - 7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX, UK
Sponsorship / Exhibition Enquiries:
Bmccann@fc-bi.com
+44 207 375 7592

Delegates / General Enquiries:
kathryn@decomworld.com
+44 (0) 20 7422 4377