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New data be released at 2017 offshore decommissioning conference

25 October 2017

The latest market intelligence on a growing sector of the oil and gas industry will be presented at the Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2017, sponsored by Aberdeen Harbour Board, and run jointly by Oil & Gas UK and Decom North Sea. The event takes place from 27-29 November at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews.


Acknowledged as one of the most extensive decommissioning events in the industry’s calendar, the three-day conference brings together experts in analysing market trends, industry regulation, cost strategies, supply chain capabilities, well plugging and abandonment, technology and business opportunities offered by the sector.


Oil & Gas UK’s upstream policy director Michael Tholen said:


“The key to helping the UK supply chain seize the opportunities that the emerging decommissioning sector presents is to ensure companies have the most up to date market intelligence. Delegates at the conference will be among the first to hear what our annual Decommissioning Insight report reveals about the market in the UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark.


“Decommissioning is gradually taking its place alongside exploration and production as part of the lifecycle on the UKCS.  Experiences companies gain when operating in the UK market will serve them well in the international scene. Our supply chain’s emerging track record of cost efficient and environmentally responsible delivery is building a world-class centre of excellence in the UK.”


Decom North Sea chief executive Roger Esson said:


“Whilst current market intelligence is critical to the objective of efficient and cost-effective North Sea decommissioning, maximum results will be achieved when that information is considered alongside the industry’s ability to carry out the work required.


“The Offshore Decommissioning Conference will see the launch of Decom North Sea’s Supply Chain Capacity and Capability report, which I believe will go on to become a staple of the decommissioning sector. Providing an accurate annual reflection of our capacity to fulfil not only the North Sea, but global decommissioning demand, it will allow the supply chain to plan for future, identify alternative contracting and commercial arrangements and ensure it is ready to optimise the opportunities that arise.”




Notes to Editors:


Media is welcome to attend the conference. To arrange, contact Communications Manager Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279 / [email protected] or Lucy Gordon, Communications Adviser on 01224 577331/ [email protected] .


Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Lucy Gordon, Communications Adviser on 01224 577331 / [email protected].

  1. The Offshore Decommissioning conference 2017, run jointly by Decom North Sea and Oil & Gas UK, will take place from 27 – 29 November at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews.
  2. The conference will build upon previous sell-out events and will encompass numerous keynote sessions all focused on the latest decommissioning updates, trends and case studies. Session topics will include:

Regulators and Regulation

The Decommissioning Market

Mid-Late Life and MER

Well P&A Today


Collaboration in Action

  1. Delegate and accommodation bookings are now open and information is available here .
  2. Further event agenda details will be released shortly.


Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.

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