As ASCO’s UK sales manager for waste and decommissioning, I benefit from a broad view of the late life and decommissioning sector.
We are dealing with stakeholders throughout the upstream oil and gas supply chain and are in a position to understand exactly how effective current decommissioning activity is when it comes to one of our favourite topics – the implementation of next generation materials and logistics management, which applies to the entire life cycle of an asset or product.
Because materials management isn’t just about delivering brand new products; there is a critical amount of work to be undertaken managing that frequently “forgotten” material – waste. Regulations are moving in the direction of classifying decommissioning waste as material in itself, to be made fit for recycling, safe disposal or – best of all – re-use.
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