Decom North Sea Names New Directors (UK)

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, held its annual general meeting Tuesday in St Andrews, with 4 new directors elected and 4 directors re-elected from across all sectors of the decommissioning industry.

The meeting heard that the supply chain body now has 225 fee paying members. Attendees were also given an overview of Decom North Sea activity over the past year and an update on progress against the various strategic objectives.

Brian Nixon, Decom North Sea’s chief executive, said:

“Having a board of highly-experienced directors has been invaluable to the progression of Decom North Sea into the representative body for the North Sea decommissioning sector. We welcome the election of further industry professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge to support DNS as it continues to develop over the coming 12 months.”

The directors re-elected on to the board were Nigel Lees, Wood Group PSN; Dick Lagerweij, Boskalis Offshore; Stuart Wordsworth, SPD Group and Mark Stanley, Peterson (United Kingdom) Ltd. The new directors elected were Ian Whitehead, Petrofac; Pamela Ogilvie, Quickflange UK Ltd; Andrew Sneddon, URS Corporation and Dr Stewart Davies, Augean Plc.

Decom North Sea and Oil & Gas UK are jointly hosting a major decommissioning industry conference today and tomorrow (October 2 and 3) at The Fairmont, St Andrews.

With annual expenditure for North Sea decommissioning projects forecast to top £1billion in the coming years, this year’s event will focus on collaboration and promoting knowledge share and best practices among operators and supply chain members.

The flagship event for the decommissioning sector features a full schedule of workshops and presentations including market updates on global decommissioning, well abandonment, industry initiatives and an investigation of the future of the industry. The programme will also feature case studies on collaboration as well as a panel debate on the subject.

The conference will be chaired jointly by Brian Nixon, Decom North Sea’s chief executive, and Mick Borwell, Oil & Gas UK’s environmental issues director. They will be joined by a line-up of industry experts, who will share their knowledge of decommissioning and encourage delegates to participate in a range of interactive discussions on topical issues including current and projected decommissioning levels, lessons learned from recent major projects and collaboration and re-use.

The annual event follows on from three previous sell out conferences, with 300 delegates from the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, Malaysia and the USA attending this year’s conference.

Press Release, October 03, 2013


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