The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, in partnership with Shell, have organised two free to attend lectures to share proposals for decommissioning the Brent Field, in London on 04 July and 07 July in Aberdeen.
The Brent oil and gas field, lying north-east of the Shetland Islands, has been a cornerstone of the UK’s hugely successful oil and gas industry for almost 40 years. It has created and sustained thousands of jobs, contributed billions of pounds in tax revenues, and provided the UK with a substantial amount of its oil and gas.
Now, after many years of service to the UK, the Brent field is reaching the stage where almost all the available reserves of oil and gas have been retrieved. The next step in the lifecycle is to retire or ‘decommission’ the Brent field’s four platforms and their related infrastructure. This will be a complex, major engineering project and will take over ten years to complete.
It follows the decommissioning of other operators’ platforms in the North Sea with some 40 programmes submitted to the government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) so far. This is the body that regulates the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations and pipelines in the UK.
Shell’s Project Director Alistair Hope and Business Opportunity Manager Duncan Manning will share proposals for how the team plan to carry out this significant engineering operation with you.
Robert Gordon University