Service Specialists - Mike Pettigrew, Cape plc, Regional Director Scotland
Mike is Regional Director Scotland for Cape. The business is seeking ways of supporting Operators and Tier1 Contractors in the efficient and effective decommissioning including Decontamination (industrial cleaning/environmental management), Disconnection (diamond wire/cold cutting) and Access Solutions as examples.
Cape are now implementing their propositions with work on Dunlin (Fairfield Energy) and Miller (BP) platforms.
As MD future business of Babcock Marine, Mike was responsible for developing the offshore decommissioning strategy for the group. This was based around a similar model to the gainshare/painshare programme management currently employed in the Magnox nuclear decommissioning market.
During his secondment to the embryonic OGA, Mike was responsible for identifying and developing the understanding of the factors effecting the costs of decommissioning The North Sea. This included liaising with the majority of NGOs, environmental bodies, Treasury, DECC, the operators, contractors, etc
The outcome was the development of a strategy to effect the costs base for the taxpayer in decommissioning the UKCS