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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Main agenda
Morning Coffee and Networking
09:10 - 09:55 45 mins
Insuring Decommissioning Risks
  • Sarah Wallace - Claims Director, The Standard Club Europe Ltd
  • How will risk in the decommissioning process be managed?
  • What risks from an insurance perspective need to be considered?
  • Challenges and risk mitigation
  • Case studies
09:55 - 10:25 30 mins
Understanding the Role of the Marine Warranty Surveyor
  • Simon Burnay - Director, Waves Group
  • Why are marine warranty surveyor’s required?
  • What role do they play in decommissioning?
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Main agenda
Morning Break and Networking
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Lessons from other industries
What Can We Learn from the Nuclear Decommissioning Sector
  • Martyn Jenkins - Managing Director, Enkom Consulting
  • Exploring the synergies between the nuclear and O&G industries
  • What methods and technologies can be transferred?
  • Applying lessons learned
11:30 - 12:10 40 mins
Lessons from other industries
Offshore Decommissioning in the USA
  • Glenn Legge - Partner, HFW USA LLP
  • Review of the US regulatory regime compared to the UK/North Sea regime
  • Review of the ‘rigs to reef’ programme and how the UK could benefit from this initiative
  • Benefiting from lessons learned
12:10 - 12:45 35 mins
Lessons from other industries
THINK TANK BREAK-OUT SESSION: Overcoming the Hurdles to Decommissioning

During this interactive break-out session delegates will work together to identify some of the key challenges in decommissioning and develop possible approaches to overcome those issues.  Some of the expert speakers will be on hand to help with your discussions.

12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Main agenda
13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
New Business Opportunities, Disposal and Waste Management
Decommissioning - A New Business Opportunity for Salvors?
  • Renier van den Bichelaer - Director Offshore Decommissioning, Ardent
  • What salvors need to know
  • Getting to grips with the stringent regulatory requirements in the oil & gas sector
  • Differences in industry practices
  • What can salvors bring to the oil & gas decom sector?
14:15 - 14:55 40 mins
New Business Opportunities, Disposal and Waste Management
Offshore Decommissioning Waste Management Planning
  • Martin Bjerregaard - Managing Director, D3 Consulting
  • Robust waste management strategy and planning – what’s required
  • Legal and regulatory issues relating to waste and hazardous waste removal and disposal
  • Guidelines and best practice
  • Waste identification
  • Removal, transportation and disposal of waste
  • Recycling of waste and materials
14:55 - 15:35 40 mins
New Business Opportunities, Disposal and Waste Management
Disposing of Assets in a Safe and Cost Efficient Manner
  • Craig Nicol - Decommissioning Development & Proposals Manager, Veolia
  • Operational considerations - which approach is best for your project?
  • Planning and managing the removal process
  • Ports, onshore infrastructure and services required for decommissioning
  • Recycling and re-using assets
  • Case studies
  • Lessons learned along the way!
15:35 - 15:45 10 mins
Main agenda
Chairman's Concluding Remarks and Close of Seminar
  • Tom Walters - Partner, HFW