Decom North Sea appoints eight new directors

Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the offshore decommissioning industry, has named new directors to its Board during its seventh Annual General Meeting in St. Andrews, Scotland.

The AGM was held on November 14, the evening before the Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2016.

Decom said on Wednesday that eight new directors were elected and one re-elected from a range of sectors within the oil and gas industry.

Andrew Sneddon was re-elected to the board while the new directors named were Simon Gibb, Kevin Illingworth, Dick Lagerweij, Donald Martin, Mike Pettigrew, Will Rowley, Ron van der Laan, and Tiana Walker.

Decom North Sea’s chief executive, Roger Esson, said: “I am delighted to be welcoming our directors, both new and re-elected, to the Decom North Sea board. We will be working closely together over the coming year, driving forward our key objective of an efficient and cost-effective North Sea decommissioning industry.”

In addition to board election, attendees of the AGM were informed of key Decom North Sea activities over the past year, including the launch of the Late Life Planning Portal and May 2016’s Decom Offshore Conference, as well as an update on progress and plans for their ongoing strategic objectives.

Two days following the AGM were reserved for the annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference entitled: The Way Forward – Delivering Decommissioning. Decom North Sea, a host of the event together with Oil & Gas UK, said that the event would draw upon lessons learned, with case studies shared from late life operations and decommissioning activities, as well as relevant examples drawn from other sectors.

The conference is being held in Aberdeen and chaired jointly by Roger Esson and Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s Head of Upstream Policy. During the conference, industry experts will be sharing their knowledge of decommissioning, while delegates will have the opportunity to engage in a range of interactive discussions between operators and contractors.

The annual event follows on from six previous conferences, with over 420 delegates from the across the globe attending this year’s conference.

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