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Digital Decommissioning Conference aims for international connectivity

20 October 2020

Decommissioning takes on a new global dimension as OGUK launches its first ever virtual conference to provide delegates with a dynamic, international and interactive online experience.

Taking place from November 24-25, the event goes beyond the confines of traditional conferences to provide a digital platform with potentially global reach enabling participants to drive new conversations about decommissioning in the broader energy world in a time of unprecedented change.

Throughout the two-day event, delegates gain access to a fully immersive experience enabling them to interact with industry experts, visit virtual exhibition stands and engage in online networking. Topics on the agenda include the UK’s ambition to become a Global Hub of Excellence, evolving developments in regulation and a focus on developing the skills needed to support future decommissioning needs.

Commenting, OGUK’s decommissioning manager Joe Leask said:

“Reliable and definitive information is invaluable in uncertain times. OGUK’s Offshore Decommissioning conference will draw on the expertise of leading figures in decommissioning from around the world, providing delegates with the latest insight on the pressures, challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

“Whatever the limitations imposed by Covid-19, this event is an ideal opportunity to engage with delegates and take stock of where the sector is, and where it fits into the global low carbon context.”

The diverse and topical programme will be supported by session champions that include experts from the Oil  and Gas Authority (OGA) and its Decommissioning Task Force; the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP); the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC); Decom North Sea; Robert Gordon University, the Aberdeen section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and OGUK.

Representatives from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) and the OGA will be presenting at the event and delegates will also have the opportunity to use a multitude of online resources including videos, tools and presentations while contributing to live discussions via the chat channel.

More information is available at the Offshore Decommissioning Conference website and to register click here  


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