Industry leaders and trail-blazing innovators

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.

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Speakers who will take to the stage in 2019 include:

Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson
Decommissioning Advisor
BHP

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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

Brandon DeWolfe
Brandon DeWolfe
Facilities Operations Manager
Fieldwood

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Brandon DeWolfe holds a BS in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Webb Institute and holds PE licenses in Texas and Florida. Since 2013 he has been the Facilities Operations Manager at Fieldwood Energy managing and overseeing facility removal and associated decommissioning operations on Fieldwood leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to this, he spent 10 years providing engineering and management support for various ship salvage projects worldwide and various facility removals in the Gulf of Mexico, both intact and hurricane-damaged.

John Hand
John Hand
Technology Program Manager
ConocoPhillips

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Speaker bio coming soon.

Ernest Hui
Ernest Hui
Global Decommissioning Center of Excellence -- Americas Lead
Shell

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Name:  Ernest Hui

Time with Shell: 14 Years      

Current Role (in Houston WCK):  Global Decommissioning & Restoration Center Business Improvement Lead

Years in Decommissioning:  7 years.

Other Shell Roles:

  • Held roles as the Americas Deepwater Decommissioning and Restoration Transformation Program Manager, Abandonment Finance Manager, Project Finance Manager for the Technology R&D organization, and joined Shell at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery as the Performance Analysis Manager.

External Roles:

I also worked for 7 years with the Fluor Corporation and started my career in the automotive industry with the Robert Bosch Corporation in various technical engineering, sales & marketing, supervisory, and project management roles in the U.S., Germany, and Asia.

Education:

  • S. Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • International MBA from University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business
James Wiseman
James Wiseman
Deepwater Developments Manager
Noble Energy

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James Wiseman is a Deepwater Developments Manager at Noble Energy - an independent international oil and gas operator. He came to the Gulf after graduating from the University of California - Berkeley, where his masters' research focused on scoping an effective rigs-to-reefs program for California. James worked for 3 years planning and executing decommissioning projects in the Gulf before transitioning to deepwater in 2001. Most recently, James was responsible for leading the long-distance Gunflint subsea tie-back project from Sanction to first oil and stable production.

Randall Schafer
Randall Schafer
Lead P&A Advisor
Conoco Phillips

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Speaker bio coming soon.

Mike Celata
Mike Celata
Regional Director - Gulf of Mexico Region
BOEM

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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.

Nils Corhs
Nils Corhs
Head of Decommissioning
Oil and Gas Authority

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Speaker bio coming soon.

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Eric Turner
Chief, Risk Management Policy Group
BOEM

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Speaker bio coming soon.

Thomas Boehme
Thomas Boehme
Global Business Development Director
Ardent

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Speaker bio coming soon.

Stuart Martin
Stuart Martin
Sales & Marketing Director
Ardent

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Stuart is a 35 year veteran of the upstream sector and with Ardent his career has now come full circle from commissioning assets in the early 80’s to decommissioning the same assets now. Academic qualifications include a first class honors degree in Business Studies from Napier University and post graduate diploma in Project Management from UMIST.

Stuart is currently Sales and Marketing Director for Ardent. Prior roles include VP Projects and Engineering at Odfjell Drilling , Brownfield Projects Group Manager - GE Vetco and Operations Director with NOV Merpro

Paul Shrieve
Paul Shrieve
Vice President Offshore & Services
Bureau Veritas

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Speaker bio coming soon.

Bruce Crager
Bruce Crager
Executive Vice President
Endeavour Management

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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.

Brian Twomey
Brian Twomey
Managing Director
Reverse Engineering Services

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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.

Emily Callaghan
Emily Callaghan
Co-founder
Blue Latitudes

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Speaker bio coming soon.

Jason Parrish
Amber Jackson
Co-Founder
Blue Latitudes

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Ms. Jackson is an oceanographer, environmental scientist and entrepreneur. She has a B.A. in Marine Science from UC Berkeley and a M.A.S in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her expertise is unique, using technology to facilitate to intersection of science and communication. A former Ocean Curator at Google in partnership with the Sylvia Earle Alliance, she engineered and launched intelligent map layers in Google Maps that distill and relate complex concepts in ocean science for a variety of audiences. Ms. Jackson also has an established foundation as a scientist. A former National Science Foundation Researcher at the California Academy of Sciences, she developed a curiosity for using artificial habitats to mitigate anthropogenic losses and degradation of natural habitats. In California, the Rigs to Reefs program is an active example of this.

Joe Nicolette
Joe Nicolette
Managing Partner and Senior Principal
EPS

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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.

Chuck Greer
Chuck Greer
President
CRG Oilfield Abandonment LLC

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CEMC-UBU-Houston- Well Abandonment Advisor

BS & MS Electrical Engineering from VA Tech

Joined Oilfield 1975

  • 42+ years  in Oilfield  with experience in E&P, Wireline, NORM, Assessment, Remediation, Restoration, Decommissioning, Well P&A
  • Work Domestic and International

Companies Worked For:

  • Schlumberger - 16 years
  • Growth Resources - 8 years
  • Superior Energy Services - 8 years
  • Chevron - 10 years
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The best of the last decade: top speakers from previous D&A Summit's:

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


Got a question? Get in touch below!

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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