Decommissioning & Abandonment: North Sea Operator’s Technical Forum

Event details

27th - 28th April 2009
Ardoe House Hotel

About the event

Understanding the most cost-effective technologies and techniques for the safe and environmentally sound abandonment and decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas installations

The North Sea Decommissioning and Abandonment Operator’s Technical Forum is designed specifically for operators in the North Sea. Some 470 installations, 10,000 kilometres of pipelines, 15 onshore terminals and around 5,000 wells are part of the infrastructure that will eventually need to be decommissioned in the North Sea.

Why should I attend?
Even if decommissioning is not something you are currently undertaking, you need to be well-informed of the technologies and techniques available to you in order to effectively plan for decommissioning activities in the future and make a proper estimate of the costs involved.

The case-study led agenda will focus purely on the key technical intricacies of the decommissioning and abandonment processes. You will get to grips with the most cost-efficient and effective decommissioning technologies and methodologies in the market throughout expert insight from the UK North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and also key insight into hazardous waste management from the nuclear industry.

Key agenda highlights include:
Get a better handle on cost estimation for well suspension and abandonment
Explore the cost saving benefits of the application of rig-less technology
Overcome the challenges that you face when carrying out P&A in deviated, horizontal and slant wells
Assess best practice strategies for carrying out effective facilities and pipeline cleaning
Examine cost effective methods for topside and jacket removal
Cross-fertilisation of decommissioning experience from other industries including nuclear experiences in hazardous waste management