Expert Speakers at Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2017 Included:

  • Mike Celata
    Mike CelataBOEM
    GOM Regional Director
  • Win Thornton
    Win ThorntonBP
    VP Decommissioning
  • Andrew Richmond
    Andrew RichmondShell
    GOM Decommissioning Manager
  • Dave Sinclair
    Dave SinclairMaersk Oil
    Head of Decommissioning
  • Larry Johnson
    Larry JohnsonBHP Billiton
    Decommissioning and Abandonment Lead
  • Mike Bishop
    Mike BishopRepsol
    Norway Decommissioning Manager
  • Joseph Witt
    Joseph WittExxonMobil
    P&A Technology Lead
  • Ernest Hui
    Ernest HuiShell
    Global Decommissioning Business Improvement Lead
  • Dave Barrow
    Dave BarrowChevron
    Senior Advisor
  • John Hand
    John HandConocoPhillips
    Technology Program Manager

For the 9th year running, Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2017 was the world’s top destination for decommissioning professionals. Bringing together 450 attendees, a sold out exhibition hall, 52 speakers and more than 130 operator delegates, the summit retained its place as the go-to meeting point for those involved in decommissioning, P&A and well intervention.

For its 10th anniversary in February 2018, Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit is set to exceed all previous summits. With even more senior keynote speakers than ever before, new and exclusive networking sessions, extra workshops, an exclusive round up of the last 10 years of D&A presentations at the conferences and much more, ensure you stay up to date with the latest developments by pre-ordering your copy of the summit brochure below.

Be the first to hear the latest updates for Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2018 by registering your interest here.

Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2017 addressed the industry’s most pressing challenges, including:

  • Decommissioning financing: NTL 2016-N01 updates, financial assurance requirements, cost estimation
  • Decommissioning research: P&A technology collaboration, vessel selection, resins as cement alternative
  • Environmental considerations for decommissioning: NEBA, rigs-to-reefs, dealing with hazardous materials
  • Structures: market condition impact on innovation, risk identification, alternative removal methods for large topsides and jackets
  • Wells: rig-based v. rigless solutions, intervention options, reducing human error

DecomWorld will return in February 2018 to address all of these topics and much more - get the agenda sent directly to your inbox by registering your interest here

DecomWorld 2017 showcased the conference’s first interactive keynote session hosted by Win Thornton, VP of Decommissioning at BP. Posing the industry’s biggest questions, the audience was able to have its say on the impact that Idle Iron, NTL 2016-N01, Rigs to Reef, the oil price and more is having on decommissioning. Here are just some of the discussions:

Topic Breakdown

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what DecomWorld 2017 attendees had to say

  • Shell

    "The organization, agenda topics and speakers are world class. If you are engaged in decommissioning activities as an operator or contractor, or if you are interested in developing a new business opportunity, Decomworld would be the right place to broaden your network and get to know the latest Decommissioning trends and challenges"

    - Ruth Carrasquero, Abandonment Finance Manager, Shell
  • chevron

    "DecomWorld is a wonderful global networking event that various professionals in the industry can benefit from. It brings so much value to business development and sharing of experiences"

    - Obioma Isiuwa, EMC Project Manager, Chevron
  • Hess

    "The event has grown considerably over the years and has reached a critical mass of expertise and interaction that bodes well for the future of offshore decommissioning around the world. It was also rewarding to see the different approaches between European and GoM experience being openly discussed in a constructive manner"

    - Stephen Brown, Facilities Advisor, Hess Advisor
  • TSB Offshore

    "This is the best conference to hear from, meet, and speak with the largest names in the decommissioning market"

    - William Speck, Project Manager, TSB Offshore Inc
  • William Jacob

    "DecomWorld was attended by worldwide operator staff and contractors in the decommissioning/abandonment industry. The "live" polling and Q&A was an interesting element that added significantly to the overall presentation and delivery of the conference. The conference was run efficiently and maintained a high level of business acumen"

    - Charlie Fife, Business Development Manager, William Jacob Management
  • NNPC

    "I found the conference very educative. It has made me realize that decommissioning is a very complex exercise that requires in depth study, research, data analysis, interpretation and evaluation. It is also a costly venture that cannot be avoided. I really appreciate the efforts of the organizers, the speakers and the enthusiasm of the participants. Everything about the conference was fantastic. Look forward to more of this uniting forum"

    - Haruna Jibrin, Operator, NNPC

The World’s Key Decommissioning Figures all in One Room at Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit 2017

Job Title Company
VP Decommissioning BP
Head of Decommissioning Maersk Oil
VP Decommissioning Shell
Norway Decommissioning Manager Repsol
Decommissioning and Abandonment Lead BHP Billiton
P&A Technology Lead ExxonMobil
Senior Advisor Chevron
Technology Programme Manager ConocoPhillips
CFO Projects and Technology Shell
Decommissioning Manager Petrobras
Global Decommmissioning Business Improvement Lead Shell
GOM Decommissioning Manager Shell
Decommissioning Advisor ExxonMobil
Decommissioning and Prevention Manager BP
Decommissioning Manager DONG O&G

The world’s largest meeting point for the decommissioning and late life strategies community

Delegate Breakdown By Job / Company

Delegate Breakdown By Region

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Baker Hughes
  • Expro
  • Mars
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Weatherford

Silver Sponsors

  • abrado
  • UKTI
  • EPS
  • Helix Well Ops
  • Ramboll Environ
  • React Well
  • Reflex marine
  • Slattery, Marino & Roberts
  • VNF

Bronze Sponsors

  • Ardent
  • BCG
  • DNV GL
  • Ecoserv
  • eratosthenes
  • McDonough
  • Oceaneering
  • OTM
  • PEI
  • Sistac
  • SCI
  • TSB Offshore
  • William Jacob


  • 1Diamond
  • BJ
  • Bluegrass
  • Conquest
  • Deepsouth
  • EMR
  • H20
  • Mactech
  • PSC
  • SDI
  • Texas Parks
  • Versabar

In Partnership with

  • ICoTA
  • NOIA

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