ITF’s Tech Talk event to discuss decom challenges at SPE Offshore

Patrick O’Brien, Industry Technology Facilitator CEO

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF)’s latest Innovation Network Tech Talk event will bring together technology developers, industry bodies, service companies and operators to discover the opportunities for efficient and cost-effective decommissioning and well abandonment.

ITF’s free event will be held during the week of SPE Offshore Europe at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen, on Tuesday, September 5.

According to the latest cost estimate from the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), the predicted price tag to decommission UKCS oil and gas infrastructure is £59.7 billion ($74 billion). The OGA has challenged the industry to cut the cost of dismantling all current and proposed offshore facilities by at least 35 percent to less than £39 billion ($50.6 billion).

In a session supported by Decom North Sea, the Tech Talk will discuss decommissioning challenges faced by the industry as well as showcase new technologies and the latest developments in decommissioning activity.

ITF said that Roger Esson, CEO of Decom North Sea, John Wiseman, managing director of Fairfield Energy, and Proserv CEO David Lamont, would provide an overview of industry needs.

Patrick O’Brien, CEO of ITF, said: “Well plugging and abandonment activity in the North Sea is accelerating with nearly half of total decommissioning expenditure depending on cost and technical efficiency in this complex area.

“ITF is working closely with its members and technology developers to strengthen collaborative initiatives and support the industry with this inevitable undertaking.”

Roger Esson, CEO of Decom North Sea, added: “The objective of safe, efficient and cost-effective North Sea decommissioning can only be achieved if industry embraces the adoption of leading technology. This event mirrors Decom North Sea’s key objective to connect capability with opportunity, by promoting the developer community to the sector and providing a platform to showcase innovative and leading technology.”

Decommissioning will, according to ITF, be a prominent feature at this year’s SPE Offshore Europe with the addition of a Decom Zone. The zone will feature more than 20 decommissioning technology and service providers, and a conference theatre programmed in association with the industry’s key associations including ITF, Decom North Sea, iMechE, and SUT.

ITF’s CEO Patrick O’Brien will host a conference session titled: “ITF: Well Abandonment Technology Solutions to Increase Efficiencies and Reduce Costs” on Tuesday, September 5. The session will provide insight on the uptake and impact of technology developments in the industry so far with presentations from some of ITF’s developers.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Oct 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

THE 5TH OIL & GAS VIETNAM 2017

The 5th edition of Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) exhibition 2017 is the only specialized event in Vietnam that brings together an international…

read more >

24th Annual Africa Oil Week 2017

The Conference portraying five days of senior-level executive insights, with rich-content on corporate strategies and portfolio, exposure…

read more >

OTC Brasil 2017

OTC Brasil is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)…

read more >

BLACK SEA OIL AND GAS

Black Sea region continues to impose as a key area for the future of energy in Europe in reaching the diversification of supply and the energy…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply