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Decom Offshore 2019

Decom North Sea’s annual one-day conference and exhibition, Decom Offshore, will return to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre for its seventh year on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

As an established industry event, Decom Offshore 2019 provides delegates with the valuable opportunity to network and knowledge share with a global audience of over 350 key representatives from the late life and decommissioning sector.

Following the success of last year’s Awards dinner, the Decom North Sea Awards dinner will be taking place the evening before Decom Offshore, enhancing networking opportunities and recognising the accomplishments of companies involved in the late life and decommissioning sector. Further details to follow.

Decom Offshore 2019: Activating the Supply Chain will bring together all aspects of the late life and decommissioning sector, including operators, supply chain, regulators and academia. The conference will provide a platform for the sector to discuss how, as the oil and gas supply chain becomes more active in decommissioning, opportunities arise for greater collaboration and cost reduction. The event will address the various ways in which the supply chain and operating communities are working to overcome decommissioning challenges and address friction points in supply chain/operator interaction.

The full agenda will be made available in March 2019, key focus areas have currently been outlined as follows: 

  • Operator Forum
  • The Human Face of Decommissioning
  • Internationalisation
  • Aggregation/Economies of Scale


Call for Papers

Decom North Sea invites submissions for papers for Decom Offshore 2019: Activating the Supply Chain. Themes at the conference will showcase the ways in which the supply chain and operating communities are working to overcome hurdles and address friction points in supply chain/operator interaction. Included in this is a look ahead to operators’ future plans and projects; an examination of decommissioning’s impact on the workers involved in the sector; an exploration of the UK’s potential to export its decommissioning offering; and  a consideration of the industry’s progress and future plans in adopting the alliances and economies of scale that are needed to meet cost reduction targets. Details of the individual themes are as follows:

Theme 1: Operator Forum
Clearer visibility of decommissioning plans and forecasts will enable the supply chain to optimise its approach to decommissioning and help achieve the 35% cost reduction the industry is aiming for. This session will focus on an operator look ahead at the most topical late life and decommissioning plans, projects and case studies.

Theme 2: The Human Face of Decommissioning
During this session the human role in decommissioning will be examined. From safety culture to skills development and retention, how the sector deals with the human face of decommissioning is key to cost efficiency, safety and sustainability.

Theme 3: Internationalisation
As the UK cements its position as a source of decommissioning expertise, and in light of the Chancellor’s call to establish a global decommissioning hub, the supply chain has an opportunity to take its learnings and expertise further afield.  How successful can the UK be at internationalising its decommissioning offering?

Theme 4: Aggregation/Economies of Scale
Alliances across the operating and supply chain community and application of economies of scale through multi-operator and multi-supply chain campaigns will be one of the keys to optimising the decommissioning workload and contributing to the 35% cost reduction. How far has the industry come in this journey, and what is envisioned for the future?

Please note:

  • Joint applications are encouraged
  • Overt sales pitches will not be considered
  • Case studies welcomed

Entries should be made in the form of a 200 word summary to events@decomnorthsea.com by 25th February 2019. Please contact the same address for further information.

Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the conference organising committee. Please note that papers submitted may be reviewed and considered for other Decom North Sea events.

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