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Oil & Gas Asset Retirement and Decommissioning Workshop

NOF Energy Office, DH1 1TH
  • Non-Member Delegate — £225.00 (exc. VAT)
  • Member Delegate — £150.00 (exc. VAT)

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Fully understand the market and find your position in the supply chain


In Partnership with IW-Decom


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It’s well documented that an anticipated increase in Oil & Gas asset retirement and decommissioning (AR&D) activity is expected, over the coming years, globally.

The reduction of the oil price caused some development projects to be shelved, creating a shift in focus to asset life extension and asset retirement. To a certain extent some decommissioning projects have also been shelved as the operators don’t have the funds available in the current climate. 

The focus on AR&D requires a change in operating models and working practices along with the development of new and different skill. Those involved will need an understanding and awareness of all phases and activities necessary to decommission an asset safely, efficiently, with no harm to the environment and complying with all international and regional regulations.

Don’t think it is all about dismantling and disposal! AR&D impacts on all business areas of the operator / asset management and includes the complete supply chain. Business Development, Tax, Legal, Commercial, HSEQ, Engineering and Operations all have their part to play and need to understand what is involved throughout the complete process and how decisions made at departmental level impact upon the outcome of the decommissioning project.

Workshop objectives

The workshop will identify and discuss activities and works scopes, focusing on your specific capabilities, to identify where you fit into the supply chain and how to position yourself to win new business.

By the end of the workshop you will understand the complexities and phases of late life operations and asset decommissioning. The aim is to help you identify opportunities to suit your business capabilities. The latter part of the event will include group discussion to help you in the following areas:

• Sharing awareness and understanding

• Transfer of knowledge, capability and experience

• Identify potential collaboration and partners for joint activities

Meet the speaker

IW-Decom Ltd is a UK based independent consultant with a wealth of global experience in major decommissioning projects. IW-Decom Ltd can work with your business to provide hands-on guidance and support to grow your business in this area.

Ian Whitehead has experience managing onshore and offshore brownfield projects, focussing and specialising in Asset Retirement and Decommissioning (AR&D) over recent years with Operators and Tier 1 contractors. Having been instrumental in developing decommissioning strategies, managing front end studies, decommissioning programme management, liaising with regulators, from project conception, through to execution and close-out.

Ian supports Oil & Gas operators and the supply chain with development of decommissioning awareness, growth strategies, estimates, studies, programs and bids.

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Additional Information

Please check names, company description and email addresses are all typed in correctly at the time of booking.

Please also ensure if the person making the booking is not the delegate make sure two email addresses are used.

Correspondence will go to the email address under the booking contact.

Got a question? Contact:

Philippa Smith, Events Coordinator,, Sophie Palleschi, Lead Events Coordinator, or call 0191 384 64 64 and ask for the events team.

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We look forward to seeing you at the event!


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