Decom North Sea: Decommissioning Regulation

Decom North Sea: Decommissioning Regulation

06 Sep 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Decom Theatre

The offshore decommissioning process within the area around the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) and other parts of the North Sea are governed by the Oslo Paris Convention (OSPAR), which decrees that the leaving in place or partly in place of the structure is not permitted.  As each country governed by OSPAR has its own internal legislation and additional regulatory bodies regarding the decommissioning process, acting as “one North Sea” in the interest of safe, efficient and effective decommissioning presents its own challenges.  This holds especially true as decommissioning projects gather pace, opinions grow, and lessons are learned and shared.


Session Chair
Roger Esson, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea

10.00 am -  Welcome and Introduction
Roger Esson, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea

10.05 am - Decommissioning Regulation, Policy and Emerging Issues
Audrey Banner, Head of Decommissioning Policy, and Financial Governance,
Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning,
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

10.30 am - Innovative Supply Chain – Window of Opportunity
Bill Cattanach OBE, Head of Supply Chain, Oil & Gas Authority

10.55 am - Lessons Learnt in the Development of the Environmental Appraisal Guidelines
Nathan Swankie, Principal, Ramboll Environ

11.20 am One North Sea - Regulatory Alignment
Dorothy Burke, Decommissioning Consultant, Xodus Group

11.45 am Closing Remarks
Roger Esson, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea

12.00 noon Close

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