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September 2017 Lunch & Learn

Decom North Sea Lunch and Learn - Your Gateway to Decommissioning

Decommissioning. How many times have you heard that word in recent years?

Decom North Sea knows that you have heard it a lot, but we also know that - like all emerging industries – it can be a difficult concept to fully comprehend.

However, it’s imperative that those who need to understand the decommissioning market are equipped with the knowledge and tools with which to make the most of an industry whose UK spend alone is forecast at an estimated £17.6 billion over the next decade (Oil & Gas UK Decommissioning Insight Report 2016).

This is a significant commercial opportunity for the supply chain, in particular those companies offering cost-efficient solutions which could help restore competitiveness to the basin.

But how do you make sure you have that knowledge and those tools? Start by attending our Lunch and Learn sessions. We are the industry body focused on decommissioning; there is simply no better way of becoming active in the sector.

At each event, you will be in the company of over 100 Decom North Sea members, non-members and partners. They hail from across the globe, and all are interested in North Sea decommissioning.

You will hear from industry peers about new technology and developments, lessons learned, case studies, collaborative partnerships and efficient and effective ways of working within decommissioning.

You will also have plenty of opportunity to maximise your networking with key players from across industry.

It’s an exciting time to become a part of the decommissioning sector – Decom North Sea Lunch and Learn sessions provide the very best environment in which to do so.

How this event works:
During the course of each session, you will hear from companies each representing a different part of the supply chain. Our September Lunch and Learn includes presentations from the following companies:

  • Boskalis Offshore
  • Deepocean Group
  • Samson Rope
Boskalis Offshore

Leman BH Removal
Boudewijn Versluijs, Commercial Manager Decommissioning, Boskalis Offshore

Over the summer of 2017 Boskalis has successfully removed the Leman BH platform. Through some pictures and a video you will be guided through the operations for the removal and transport to the onshore disposal yard.

Deepocean Group

Use of High Accuracy Laser Based Seabed Mapping Techniques for Detailed Planning and Sequencing of Decommissioning
Sam Taylor, Technical Sales Manager, Deep Ocean

DeepOcean operates a fleet of 16 vessels and 40 ROVs and 16 trenching assets execute projects in the Oil & Gas and Renewables markets providing fully managed project services both as a leading EPCI main contractor and as a nominated subcontractor for individual work packages on major installation projects. DeepOcean will discuss how, though the use of high accuracy laser based seabed mapping techniques, an accurate 3D model of heavily congested areas can be created, allowing detailed planning and sequencing of decommissioning  activities onshore, resulting in increased offshore efficiency.

Samson Rope

Optimizing your Design and Use of High Performance Synthetic Lifting Slings
Justin Smoak, PE, Application Engineering Manager, Samson Rope Technologies

High performance synthetic lifting solutions can be an enabling technology that allows for safer, faster rigging and lower overall project costs. In order to fully take advantage of the benefits of synthetics at the most economical price, it is important to understand how your overall lift design affects your synthetic sling options. The design areas to be discussed in this presentation include: sling configuration, hardware selection, design/safety factors, risk assurance and rental/repurposing. Brief examples will be given for each of these design areas to show the benefit, in terms of cost and/or timing, of each optimization.

Decom North Sea Project Update

Decom North Sea Project Update - Environmental Appraisal Guidelines
Nathan Swankie, Principal, Ramboll Environ

On behalf of Decom North Sea, Ramboll Environ is leading a project to develop Environmental Appraisal Guidelines for Offshore Decommissioning.  These Guidelines are intended to enable a more proportionate and efficient approach to the assessment of environmental issues associated with offshore decommissioning projects. Nathan Swankie is project manager and will provide a project update, including progress to date and anticipated release details.

Facilitated Introductions
We know that networking is a fundamental – and very popular - element of our Lunch and Learn sessions. So why not let us make the introductions for you? Facilitated Introductions will be available exclusively to Decom North Sea Members, organised either in advance or on the day. If there is anyone in particular that you would like to meet, please let a member of the Decom North Sea executive team know and we will facilitate an introduction.

Event Terms and Conditions
Please note that all event delegate bookings are subject to our Event Terms and Conditions.

Please contact Izzie Bryce for more information: telephone 01224 914 044 or email

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