Technical Services, Technology & Equipment Providers – Bas Pauwels, Stork, Director Decommissioning and Relocations
Bas Pauwels began his career with Stork in 1976 as a Maintenance Foreman and has developed extensive experience in both the Dutch and UK & Africa sectors. His broad industry experience, coupled with over 35 years in senior roles, has seen him work in a variety of positions including estimating and purchasing, planning and project management.
In 2009, Stork appointed Bas as the Director of Relocations, based in Utrecht working within the Continental Europe region. In this role, Bas was responsible for the management of all relocations projects and delivering customised solutions to ensure complex relocations were handled safely and efficiently. Working with companies including Shell, BRC, Heinz, Petroplus and OCI Nitogen, Bas was responsible for the management of feasibility studies, commercial activities, dismantling and transportation, engineering and re-assembly as well as ensuring reuse and re-sale of onshore oil and gas assets were fully considered where possible.
Due to his wealth of knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas sector, Bas has now been appointed as Stork's global Director of Decommissioning and Relocations. Extensive experience within the relocations sector has also seen Bas work on fully integrated support services throughout the three decommissioning; phases, from preparing to cease production to process and utilities separation, specialist cleaning and decontamination to disconnection, removal and disposal. This combined with his solid background in relocations means Bas has a sound understanding and experience of end of field life whether Operators decide to relocate or decommission.
This unique blend of skills would bring significant experience and wisdom to the Decom North Sea Board so that it can continue to support companies to deliver safe, efficient and cost effective decommissioning and relocations solutions to support our aging industry. Bas was also an integral member in the Decom North Sea Re-Use Workgroup.