Learning international lessons: Decom North Sea announces OTC Event
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
Decom North Sea, the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has announced it will host a networking business breakfast during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) next month.

Hosted with event partner, the Department of International Trade, the event will feature insight from Bart Joppe, Baker Hughes’ Director of Integrated Well Abandonment, who will compare market overviews, regulations and guidelines between the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

The event is key to Decom North Sea’s commitment to engaging with the global market, to ensure its members can support decommissioning activity and export expertise internationally.

Roger Esson, Chief Executive of Decom North Sea and event host said: “Decom North Sea’s priority is always to maximise the opportunities for lessons learned. In comparison to the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico’s decommissioning sector is far more established. To optimise our own efficiencies, we must explore the technical, regulatory and commercial models already in use elsewhere.

“Our OTC networking breakfast is designed to facilitate exactly that. By discussing how other markets have prepared for and implemented late life and decommissioning projects, we will also understand the methods with which the documented cost reductions have been achieved; this is valuable information for our members.”

Decom North Sea was established in 2010 in response to the needs of industry. The single topic, multi region organisation connects capability with opportunity across the oil and gas decommissioning sector, and is working to enhance knowledge transfer and facilitate collaborative activities to deliver “game changing solutions” that minimise decommissioning costs, ensure best value for tax payers and maximise business potential for its global member companies.  

Decom North Sea has grown since its inception in 2010 to more than 400 members drawn from operators, major contractors, service specialists and technology developers. With decommissioning expenditure in the North Sea set to increase from the current £1billion per annum, Decom North Sea plays a vital role in solution development and cross sector learning and is helping to build supply-chain capability.

It works with a number of strategic partners including Oil & Gas UK, OGA and DBEIS to achieve these objectives.

For more information, please visit: http://decomnorthsea.com

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