Innovation Network Tech Talks: Decommissioning and Well Abandonment

5 September 2017

Event details

Event date: 5 September 2017 Starts in: 13 days

We are delighted to announce the second event in our series of Innovation Network Tech Talks, supported by Decom North Sea.  Our Tech Talk events support and promote the developer community and provide a platform to showcase innovative and leading technology to ITF members and the wider oil and gas industry.

It is estimated that about 45% of all decommissioning costs in the North Sea relate to well plugging and abandonment, and operators are now pressing ahead with well abandonment activities or have clear plans in place over the next two to three years to do so. There is no doubt that the pace of well abandonment is now accelerating. Progress has been made by operators in improving the efficiencies and reducing the costs of well abandonment, but the costs are still high and there is a big prize to be gained by achieving further cost reductions. In this context, new technologies will play a crucial role.

This Innovation Network Tech Talk, supported by Decom North Sea, will focus on Decommissioning and Well Abandonment.  Technology developers, Industry bodies and operators will take part in an interactive session where they will present the challenges faced by industry as well as showcase technologies and developments to assist the decommissioning challenges.

This free event takes place on Tuesday, September 5th 2017 at The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen starting at 6pm.


6:00pm - 6:45pm       Registration and Welcome- drinks and canapes

6:45pm - 8:20pm       Introduction and Network Overview- Keith Mackie,
                                    Director of Strategic Projects and International Development, ITF

                                    Roger Esson, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea

                                    John Wiseman, Managing Director, Fairfield Energy, 'A                                                                 Decommissioning Operators perspective on Well Plug and                                                           Abandonment Technology.'

                                    Circular Decommisioning- Scott Bryant, Zero Waste Scotland 

                                    David Lamont, CEO, Proserv

                                     David Stewart, CTO, Magnabond

                                     Paul Howlett, Managing Director, Sudelac, 'Novel On-Going Tool                                                 Developments to Aid Cement Placement in Plug and Abandonment                                           Operations.'

                                     Lukas David, Product Champion, Ardyne, Ardyne's Casing Recovery

8:20pm - 9:00pm       Drinks, Canapes and Networking

Transport (via coach) from Offshore Europe to The Chester Hotel is available on a first come first served basis.  Please contact Iain McLean to confirm availability. 

Event location

The Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

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