Driving Collaboration for Decommissioning Synergy: 2020 Agenda


Day One: 31 March 2020

The Future of Global Decommissioning
US Decommissioning Roadmap
  • Realize the potential that effective, optimized and streamlined decommissioning can have on your outlays, as well as estimate of future liabilities
  • Hear how GOM subsea well P&A and West Coast platform obligations spell an upturn of work in the home of offshore decommissioning   
  • Refocus: get updated on upcoming US obligations to inform supply chain, allow for regulatory time, identify campaign opportunities, and highlight potential service provider gaps     
A Global Update: Decommissioning on Six Continents
  • Review the international market for decommissioning and abandonment including 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
Project Update: Call Action on Abandonment in AsiaPac
  • Get updated on developments within the most rapidly developing region for decommissioning and pin-point abandonment hotspots
  • Beyond Malaysia and Australia; hear how rising obligations in Brunei could shift the focus of decommissioning efforts in AsiaPac
  • Harness transferable lessons learned from developments in the region in order to tailor decommissioning strategies to increasingly complex facilities
Integrate, Aggregate, Collaborate
There’s Hope in Scope
  • 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
  • Here how successful campaign decommissioning has enabled operators to reduce costs by up to thirty percent
Turn-key Panel: Barrier and Enablers
  • Assess the barriers and enablers to turn-key and lump sum tenders in order to best fit contract strategies to buy scope
  • Discuss how time and materials activities can be bought under unit rates, and how unit rates can be moved toward lump sum payments
  • Understand how an outcome focused supply-chain can help further drive innovation and future savings
Project Update: Costs Go South in the North Sea
  • Hear exclusive case-study insights from VP Decommissioning at Repsol-Sinopec, a joint venture that currently holds the largest decommissioning portfolio in the North Sea basin
  • 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 project savings
  • Learn how Repsol-Sinopec have remained ahead of the decommissioning curve whilst bringing projects in under budget
Expert Panel: 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 costs, carbon footprint, fisheries 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 
International Regulatory Panel
  • Compare and contrast international approaches to regulation in order to ensure compliance in different regulatory environments
  • Hear from regulatory experts from across the globe on the scope for their regimes to move towards models of comparative assessment
  • Strategize methods to navigate the regulatory wildcard in different jurisdictions and the potential for risk based or prescriptive approaches to regulation to ensure safe and effective decom  
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 their approach to abandonment
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 debate where pioneers in technology share the inside track on the latest tech
  • Hear real-time feedback from our expert panel members on the carefully selected pitches to ensure you stay ahead of the innovation curve

Day Two: 1 April 2020

Wells Track
Facilities Track
Late Life Asset Management Track
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
The ‘Cutting Edge’ of Facilities Removal
  • Unleash the potential for development in cutting technology to ensure efficient and safe facilities removal
  • Hear how next-gen laser cutting techniques, explosive breaking and diamond saw innovations can save you time and ensure decommissioning safety
  • Discuss the potential for ROV’s to change the game of sub-surface extraction and removal in order to drive future savings
The Future Value Proposition
  • Get proactive; Understand the future value proposition and gain insight as to how effective late life management can unlock savings at end of life
  • Hear how effective planning for decommissioning can reduce costs, avoid unexpected delays and harbour successful execution
  • Realize the importance of asset integrity not only for decommissioning, but also for third party productions and tie-back post their projected production life
Cross Industry Panel: Readiness for Rigless
  • 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
  • Gain key take-aways on how to mitigate rig day expenses and ensure accurate schedule estimation based upon barge rates
  • Discuss the value of key-enabling technologies and the significance of new tubing, logging and section milling tools in the drive for rigless abandonment
Reducing Dependency on HLV’s
  • Gain insight into the latest developments in lift technology in order to ensure safe and effective facilities removal
  • Hear how developments in two barge lift techniques and modular buoyancy removal methods can reduce your reliance on heavy lift vessels
  • Get the inside scoop on how operators are meeting the challenges of untenable recovery costs and deploying alternatives to HLV execution
Project Deep Dive: Effective Late-Life Management
  • Gain exclusive case study insight into how Repsol-Sinopec have successfully ensured optimized performance in asset late-life
  • Harness actionable lessons learned from examples of effective late-life management
  • Learn how a sustainable approach to late-life management can ensure unparalleled cost reductions post CoP and even extend operational life
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
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 maximise returns from O&G facilities removal
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
Plugging the Gap
  • Understand the scope for alternative materials to ensure safe and secure plugging and abandonment
  • Get the inside track on developments in Bismuth and Thermite plugging technology with the potential to slash costs and maximize safety
  • 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
Deep Dive: Decommissioning FPSOs in Brazil
  • Get the inside scoop on Brazil’s mounting obligations and gain actionable lessons learned from a case study discussions of FSO and FPSO decommissioning
  • Get in-the-know on tendering developments in the Cação field as well as progress on mounting obligations in the Campos Basin
  • Anticipate forthcoming development in this decommissioning hotspot and learn how the changing face of Brazilian regulation could offer a new approach for the international community
Reduce CAPEX, optimize OPEX
  • Understand how effective optimization of operation expense can maximize returns during late-life management
  • Hear how to manage capital expenditure in late-life in order to reduce costs in the lead-up to CoP
  • Get the inside scoop on how to maximize uptime and reliability in order to capitalize on returns and mitigate costs
‘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
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
The Business Case for Life Extension
  • Understand the business case for asset life extension and learn how new technologies could make this a reality
  • Evaluate approaches to asset divestment in order to best judge when to release obligations
  • Understand the importance of accurate liability estimation and late field life extension studies in building the case for extension   
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

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Owen Rolt

Owen Rolt

Global Project Director
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Ben McCann

Ben McCann

Commercial Director
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