A new one-day event to explore the major challenges being faced when undertaking an offshore decommissioning project and how these challenges can be overcome by new ideas, technologies and innovations being developed by industry is being held by Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum.
Decom Offshore 2013 will take place in Aberdeen on March 27. The aim of the day, entitled ‘Decommissioning – Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities’, is to introduce operators and major contractors to innovative technologies, techniques and solutions which can help overcome key challenges faced in decommissioning projects.
DNS Chief Executive Brian Nixon said: “Decom Offshore 2013 will be as interactive an event as possible with plenty of opportunity for dialogue between the operators and tier 1 contractors and the rest of the supply chain via interactive plenary sessions, 1-2-1 opportunities and exhibition space showcasing new ideas and innovations.
“We are confident that it will identify widespread industry issues which can then be addressed through future projects. Ultimately, we hope that by hosting conferences like this, forthcoming projects are undertaken in the safest, most environmentally-friendly and cost-effective way.”
Ernie Booth, Business Development Manager of the event’s principal sponsor, KAEFER said: “KAEFER recognises it takes excellent communication between operators and the supply chain as well as innovate solutions to deliver effective decommissioning projects and we are very pleased to be supporting Decom Offshore 2013.”
Decom Offshore 2013 will also highlight some of the issues faced by individual companies when trying to enter or expand into the decommissioning market. SMEs will gain an understanding of forthcoming decommissioning projects and timelines, as well as access to key contacts behind these projects and understanding of the challenges that contractors are trying to overcome.
DNS has grown since its inception in 2010, to have more than 200 members drawn from operators, major contractors, service specialists and technology developers. With annual decommissioning expenditure in the North Sea forecast to top £1billion within a few years, DNS was set up to tackle the main areas of weakness, which are inhibiting decommissioning supply-chain capability.
Decom Offshore 2013 will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on March 27. To register for this event or to join Decom North Sea, contact Sarah Hillyear on 01224 452170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org