Described as "the best gathering in the UK of active Decommissioning people", the annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference, which is jointly organised by Decom North Sea and Oil & Gas UK, took place 7-9 October.
Sponsored by EY and entitled 'Delivering the Future Together', the conference reflected DNS' key strategic themes of Collaboration and Innovation, with a focus upon bringing the decommissioning sector together to ensure future projects are undertaken in the most efficient and cost effective ways.
Chaired jointly by Nigel Jenkins, Decom North Sea's chief executive, and Mick Borwell, Oil & Gas UK's environment director, the conference included a line-up of industry experts who shared their knowledge of decommissioning, whilst delegates had the opportunity to engage in a range of interactive discussions between operators and contractors.
Referencing the value of the conference to the decommissioning sector, Mr Jenkins said: "The "Wood Review" and the recent, "Scotland's Independent Expert Commission on Oil and Gas: Maximising the Total Value Added" highlight the strategic importance of Decommissioning in the North Sea.
"The conference has taken place at an opportune time for the industry as our members and stakeholders continue to play a vital role in the decommissioning of oil and gas assets, and create a centre of excellence for the industry."
The conference also played host to the DNS annual general meeting.