Decom Offshore 2014 takes place on May 27 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in the UK, and it is a key event for all levels of industry to explore the major business opportunities available in offshore decommissioning and to meet with the decision makers of the North Sea decommissioning industry.
The conference will also see the introduction of Decom North Sea’s new chairman. Callum Falconer, commercial project lead at Marathon Oil. Falconer has been an active member on the DNS board of directors for a number of years, where he has provided support and championed a number of industry initiatives including the streamlined decommissioning program template and the reuse project.
Falconer’s election follows the decision of Murdo MacIver to step down after six years as chair, during which time he was instrumental in the development of the organization.
With decommissioning activity ramping up significantly over the next 5 to 10 years in the North Sea, awareness must be raised now to ensure that the industry is ready for action, allowing activity to be undertaken in the most innovative and efficient manner.
The event, principally sponsored by DNV GL, features a comprehensive schedule that includes a mix of interactive plenary sessions, exhibition space, and the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with key players currently undertaking decommissioning activity. In addition to networking and open dialogue, the day will feature conference sessions on strategy and planning, learning from other sectors, and supply chain opportunities from contractors.
DNS has grown since its inception in 2010 to have more than 220 members drawn from operators, major contractors, service specialists, and technology developers. DNS was set up to tackle the main areas of weakness, which are inhibiting decommissioning supply chain capability.