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Driving Collaboration for Decommissioning Synergy: 2020 Agenda

Over 50 of the industry’s leading experts will share insights, debate approaches and provide solutions to help you drive decommissioning, abandonment and late-life excellence. Whether you’re looking to hear from leading E&P executives, innovative solution providers, technology trailblazers or regulators, DecomWorld has it all!

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Day One

The Future of Global Decommissioning
Chairman’s Welcome and Live Industry Survey
  • Join a host of decommissioning experts as we conduct live polls to gain insights into industry opinions on key topics
  • Share your opinions and learn what the industry is thinking through a series of polls
  • Pose questions to experts in the audience about the industry and what you hope you get out of the conference

BP Win Thornton VP Decommissioning BP

DecomWorld Owen Rolt Director, Global Projects DecomWorld

A Global Update: Decommissioning on Six Continents
  • Review the international market for decommissioning and abandonment from industry leaders in LATAM, AsiaPac, the North Sea and West Africa
  • Gain insight into global approaches to the challenges faced during decommissioning and abandonment
  • Compare the progress of projects across six continents and anticipate future hotspots through this interactive panel session

Repsol-Sinopec Alvaro Ranero VP Decommissioning Repsol-Sinopec

Petrobras Eduardo Zacaron Head of Decommissioning Petrobras

PETRONASM Ikhranizam M Ros Head Decommissioning & Abandonment PETRONAS

An Eighty Billion Dollar Decade: Challenges and opportunities in global decommissioning
  • Review the global outlook for decom and the elusive timing of this market
  • Explore regional differences and which markets to pursue
  • Challenges and opportunities within global decom, can new technologies win the day?

Rystad Jon Marsh Duesund Partner Rystad

Planning Ahead Within and Beyond IALA Requirements
  • Hear about the IALA requirements and what they are missing that will affect your aids to navigation design for cold stacked platforms
  • Release the potential of cost saving systems through examples of re-use of aids to navigation on cold stacked platforms and jackets
  • Deep-dive into remote monitoring and understand how to assure both lighthouse service and yourself that the aids to navigation systems are working 24/7

Rystad Rolf Tvedt CEO ComPower

Networking Coffee Break
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Integrate, Aggregate, Collaborate
Integrate, Aggregate, Collaborate - Building Scope for Campaign Decommissioning
  • Hear how aggregating potential and bundling projects can help you realize economies of scale and unlock time and cost efficiencies across projects
  • Understand how risk and control sharing can drive a new collaborative era of decommissioning
  • Debate the potential for inter-operator campaign decommissioning and the progress of both previous and potential attempts at campaign projects

BP Win Thornton VP Decommissioning BP

Total David Sinclair DSO CPH Offshore Product Line, Late Life & Decommissioning Total

Shell Ernest Hui Global Decommissioning & Restoration Center Americas & Business Improvement Lead Shell

Oxy Clay Thompson Marine Engineering Manager Oxy

Project Update: Costs Go South in the North Sea
  • Hear exclusive case-study takeaways from the VP Decommissioning at Repsol-Sinopec, a joint venture that currently holds the largest UK decommissioning portfolio in the North Sea
  • Understand how to implement successful time and cost estimation in order to reduce draw on contingencies and realize the potential for schedule optimization to generate compound savings
  • Learn how Repsol-Sinopec remained ahead of the decommissioning curve whilst bringing projects in well under budget

Repsol-Sinopec Alvaro Ranero VP Decommissioning Repsol-Sinopec

Networking Lunch
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Contrasting Approaches to Comparative Assessment
  • Contrast approaches to comparative assessment in order to weigh up the pros and cons of various decommissioning options
  • Hear how comparative assessment of safety, costs, carbon footprint, commercial and recreational fisheries issues, environmental impact  and more can ensure decommissioning excellence
  • Discuss how comparative assessment can be utilized within a risk based approach to regulation and its potential impact on ensuring safe and effective abandonment 

Endeavour Management (Moderator) Bruce Crager EVP Endeavour Management

BHP Larry Johnson Principal Engineer of Global Decommissioning BHP

UK Oil & Gas Joe Leask Decommissioning Manager UK Oil & Gas

ExxonMobil David Palandro Senior Aquatic and Marine Environmental Advisor ExxonMobil

Petrobras Lucia Laureano Safety and Environmental Coordinator Petrobras

International Regulatory Panel
  • Compare and contrast international approaches to regulation in multiple international jurisdictions
  • Hear regulatory experts from across the globe share the scope for their move towards models of comparative assessment
  • Strategize methods to navigate regulatory uncertainty in different jurisdictions including the potential for risk-based vs. prescriptive approaches and how to implement safe and effective decom

Ramboll (Moderator) Melinda Truskowski Principal Ramboll

ANP Brazil Alex Garcia de Almeida Assessor do Diretor-Geral ANP Brazil

Oil and Gas Authority UK Ian Fozdar Decommissioning Manager Oil and Gas Authority UK

Ramboll New Zealand Dan McClary Senior Managing Consultant Ramboll New Zealand

PETRONAS Siti Shafikah bt Md Daud Senior Manager, Project Implementation, Asset Decommissioning PETRONAS

Afternoon Networking Break
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Leverage Legal Frameworks to Navigate the Regulatory Wildcard
  • Hear from legal experts on how to ensure compliance amongst complex regulatory environments
  • Understand the implication that tightening regulation will have on your facility
  • Gain key takeaways on how to navigate prescriptive and risk-based regulatory approaches to ensure safe abandonment post CoP
Deep-Dive: West Coast Obligations
  • Deep-dive into the mounting obligations off the US West Coast
  • Understand the impact of strong environmental protections alongside both public and regulatory oversight on different decommissioning proposals 
  • Get updated on the world’s first state-run decommissioning project and gain actionable take-aways from regulators approach to abandonment

California State Lands Commission Marina Voskanian Division Chief - Mineral Resources Management California State Lands Commission

University of California Santa Barbara Ann Scarborough Bull Project Scientist in the Marine Science Institute University of California Santa Barbara

Interactive Technology Showcase
  • Witness live demonstrations and quick-fire presentations of the latest innovations, which hold the potential to maximize safety, unlock efficiencies and drive savings
  • Be the judge in this live series of ‘Shark-Tank’ style pitches where pioneers in technology share the inside track on the latest tech
  • Hear real-time feedback from our expert judges on these carefully selected pitches to ensure you stay ahead of the innovation curve


BP Win Thornton VP Decommissioning BP

Shell Ernest Hui D&R Global Centre of Excellence Shell

Chevron Greg Kusinski Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs, Technology and Acceptance Chevron


Actenum Owen Plowman Vice President Actenum

Amphibious Energy Willem Van Der Merwe Director Amphibious Energy

BF Marine Engineering Bob Furness COO BF Marine Engineering

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Day Two

Wells Track
Facilities Track
Late Life Asset Management Track
Powered by ABS Group
Plugging the Gap on Wells Technology
  • Understand the scope for alternative materials to ensure safe and secure plugging and abandonment
  • Pin-point developments in plugging tubing and logging tools to understand how effective rock to rock barriers can be formed whilst keeping completions in the ground
  • Evaluate the potential of rigless abandonment and understand how to make it the ‘go to’ method in order to increase price certainty and drive down expenditure

PETRONAS Nurul Ezaline Hamzah Senior Manager of Well Intervention, Well Integrity and P&A PETRONAS

Chevron Gabriel Barragan Well Abandonment Advisor Chevron

GOM Decommissioning Roadmap
  • Refocus: get updated on the changing operator landscape within the GOM and harness lessons learned from those still operating on the shelf
  • Gain insight into diverse operating strategies and approaches from those operating in the home of offshore decommissioning
  • Understand the GOM decommissioning pipeline and the impact that tightening regulation in the region is having on those still operating there

Fieldwood Energy John Seeger SVP Operations Fieldwood Energy

Chevron Greg Kusinski Senior Advisor, Regulatory, Technology and Acceptance Chevron

Arena Offshore Justin Nelson Facilities Engineer Arena Offshore

National Ocean Industries Association (Chair) Erik Milito President National Offshore Industry Association

The Future Value of Asset Maintenance: A Chairman’s Welcome
  • Join our brand-new Late Life asset Management Track, curated in collaboration with ABS Group
  • Understand the importance of effect late-life management to maintain safety, optimize asset integrity and improve performance in late-life
  • Get involved with live polling sessions to open our new track and share your views on the value of asset maintenance

ABS Group Terrence Hickey Director, Business Development Offshore ABS Group

Rigless, Swarfless Section Milling - a Medusa® case history
  • Unlock insights from a case history of “rock to rock” well abandonment
  • Overcome the need to remove swarf while dual string section milling and gain lessons learned on how sound operating practices can minimize trips 
  • Milling up vs milling down; realize the benefit of being able to go both ways and unlock cost savings

Abrado Wellbore Services Sandy Esslemont Executive Director Abrado Wellbore Services

Global Case Studies: Lessons Learned from a Contractor’s Perspective
  • Gain insight from an overview of decommissioning case studies, provided from the supply side
  • Harness lessons learned from experience gathered on various projects in order to drive down costs and maximise safety
  • Understand alternative solutions to optimise expenditure and minimise decommissioning costs

ComPower Todd Veselis VP, Projects & Engineering Intermoor

The Global Decom Market: An EPRD Contractors Perspective
  • Understand what the decommissioning sector looks like from the perspective of an EPRD contactor
  • Harness lessons learned from experience gathered on recent projects
  • Explore how improved collaboration can help drive cost reduction

Ardent Stuart Martin Business Development Director Ardent

The Future Value of Asset Maintenance: The Future Value Proposition
  • Get proactive; understand the future value proposition and understand the importance of an integrated thinking of decommissioning and restoration
  • Understand the importance of D&R clarity and the potential of different late maintenance and life extension strategies
  • Debate the potential for design for decom, reuse and recycle options to transform the way in which industry views decommissioning

Shell Ernest Hui D&R Global Centre Excellence Shell

Networking Coffee Break
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Wells Track
Facilities Track
Late Life Asset Management Track
Powered by ABS Group
Technology: Deep-Dive: Shenzi Idle Iron TA to P&A Campaign for ‘deep water’ wells
  • Get updated on BHP’s 2019-2020 Idle Iron PA campaign for deep-water wells in the Shenzi Field
  • Harness lessons learned from BHP’ TA to P&A campaign in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Understand the impact of tightening P&A regulations for temporarily abandoned wells and gain insight into how BHP have successfully rose to these challenges 

BHP Trevor McClymont Intervention Engineer BHP

Remove, Reuse, Recycle?
  • Evaluate a holistic discussion of waste disposal options as a cross-industry panel debates the value of your scrap materials
  • Adopt a salvage mindset in order to better understand the business case for reusing, removing or recycling decommissioned facilities
  • Understand how a circular economy approach to waste management can maximize returns from O&G facilities removal

American Salvage Association Jim Elliott President American Salvage Association

Strategizing Methods for Late-Life Optimization
  • Understand how effective optimization of operation expense can minimize costs in asset late-life
  • Hear how to manage capital expenditure in late-life in order to reduce costs in the both the lead up to, and post CoP
  • Realize the importance of asset integrity for decommissioning efficacy and how breaking silos between decom and operations teams can ensure late-life efficacy

Total David Sinclair DSO CPH Offshore Product Line, Late Life & Decommissioning Total

Noble Energy James Wiseman Senior Deepwater Project Manager Noble Energy

Technology: PACE Panel: Exploring Innovation and Industry R&D Levels
  • Discuss the current R&D hot spots as observed by PACE and how they align with operator’s needs
  • Beyond existing capability gaps - based on current R&D levels, understand which capability gaps of today look set to remain in the near future
  • Stay up to date with the latest innovations and build your tech portfolio to adapt your plugging approach to diverse technical challenges

Plugging and Abandonment Collaborative Environment Henry StAubyn VP, Advisory US Plugging and Abandonment Collaborative Environment

Establishing a Roadmap for D&R Value Creation
  • Build understanding of how the D&R liabilities assessment and project execution impact the bottom line and Financial Key Performance Indicators
  • Deep dive into the Value protection in order to better understand risk management and the potential of proactive management as a value enabler
  • Learn how incorporating data and predictive analytics into financial models through digitalization can help build credible and competitive cost models and ensure efficacy

Shell Ruth Carrasquero Decommissioning Finance Manager Shell

Project Deep Dive: Effective Late-Life Management
  • Gain exclusive case study insight into how Repsol-Sinopec have successfully collaborated to ensure optimized performance in asset late-life
  • Harness actionable lessons learned from Repsol-Sinopec’s successful transition of Beatrice and Saltire assets to NNA status
  • Understand how technology can be used to provide remote well and infrastructure monitoring post CoP in order to slash costs and ensure safe and timely monitoring

Repsol-Sinopec Luis Batalla Decommissioning Manager Repsol-Sinopec

Networking Lunch
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Wells Track
Facilities Track
Late Life Asset Management Track
Powered by ABS Group
Technology: ‘What you got?’: Exploring the Latest Verification Methods
  • Gain insight into new qualifying methods which have the potential to enhance cement verification and build a better understanding of subsea completions 
  • Hear how acoustic verification techniques can help tailor your approach to different abandonment projects
  • Unlock the potential for new technologies to improve methods of through-tubing logging and ensure effective verification of cement quality and hydraulic seals
DISMANTELCON - A simple template contract from decommissioning
  • Understand the importance of BIMCO’s marine services contract, designed to appeal equally to the party requiring removal of the structure and the marine contractors whose services they use
  • Learn how a simple template contact can be amended and adapted to meet the needs of contract partners
  • Gain insight into how DISMANTELCON can be used for small to medium sized projects as well as large complex campaigns and drive cost savings for both parties

BIMCO Grant Hunter Head of Contracts and Clauses BIMCO

Collaboration and innovation in the Dutch Decommissioning challenge
  • Hear how multi operator joint campaigns can lead to a significant cost reduction in decommissioning
  • Find out that there are opportunities to re-use existing infrastructure
  • Understand how a joint approach of operators of the decommissioning challenge can lead to innovation and cost reduction.

NexStep Jacqueline Vaessen General Manager NexStep

Regulation: Exploratory Panel: The Impact of Innovation that Outpaces Regulation
  • Learn how to tackle the challenges faced by regulatory oversight amongst an environment in which regulators are struggling to keep up with new technologies
  • Hear from a cross industry panel on how regulators can work with industry to mitigate the environmental impact of P&A
  • Understand how cooperation with regulators can ensure effective abandonment whilst upholding environmental safety

ConocoPhillips Randall Shafer P&A Contact ConocoPhillips

Long Term Fate of Flexible Flowlines & Umbilicals Containing Plastic in the Marine Environment
  • Deep-dive into flowline and umbilical characteristics and understand the potential for burial to ensure safety and reduce costs
  • Understand the degradation process for thermoplastics and the potential impacts of the generation of microplastics on marine environments
  • Examine the toxicology of abiotic and biotic thermoplastics in order to evaluate impacts of marine life

ERM Paul Krause Partner ERM

Late-Life 4.0: The Potential of Digitalization
  • Unleash the potential for digitalization to revolutionise late-life asset monitoring and hear lessons learned from projects so far
  • Get in the know on how to augment ‘asset knowledge’ through the digital transformation in order to effective monitor integrity in late-life
  • Hear how investment in digital strategies prior to CoP can maximise returns and ensure safety
A Stepchange in P&A Safety
  • Harness lessons learned from case study insight and understand how planning throughout the end of life cycle can ensure P&A excellence
  • Understand how double barrier plugging can ensure both cleaner abandonment and successful well isolation
  • Compare and contrast the environmental impacts of different approaches to P&A and their implications upon achieving regulatory compliance

ConocoPhillips Randall Shafer P&A Contact ConocoPhillips

The Future of Reefing
  • Gain insight into the future of rigs-to-reef and the potential for similar projects to be enacted internationally from US experts working in the program’s nexus
  • Get the low-down on in-place abandonment and understand the ecological and cost implications of different approaches to facilities removal
  • Gain insight into how the latest washing and flushing technologies can enable facilities to be left in-situ and the impact this can have on the environment 

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Owen Rolt

Owen Rolt

Global Project Director
Global: +44 207 375 7596

Ben McCann

Ben McCann

Commercial Director
Global: +44 207 375 7592

Sponsors & Exhibitors Already Confirmed for 2020!

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

  • Compower
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  • TSB-Offshore

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