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Subsea Decommissioning Collaboration (SDC) – Updates and Networking Event (Hybrid Event)

Subsea Decommissioning Collaboration (SDC) – Updates and Networking Event (Hybrid Event)

30 June 2022
Venue: Hybrid | Global Underwater Hub, 1 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE | Virtual | 11:30 - 14:00

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A UNIFIED PORTFOLIO OF SUBSEA FACILITIES

Delegates heard from CNR International, EnQuest, TAQA and TotalEnergies, who currently estimate they will have to spend over £1 billion to decommission their UKCS subsea infrastructure over the next 15 - 20 years. These Operators have been working closely with the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) to investigate the feasibility and benefits of combining their UKCS assets to create a unified portfolio of subsea facilities for decommissioning.

The session was followed by an open Q&A forum and finally an opportunity for individual discussions and networking.

The SDC are looking to identify partners in driving technical and technological innovation. The opportunity for innovation and the development of new technologies and methods of working, on a massive pool of assets could deliver unheard of efficiencies which would be both transformational within the UKCS and transferrable worldwide.

Following on from SDC's launch events in May, they continue to promote this opportunity to as wide an audience as possible, taking on board feedback and comments received to date from the Supply Chain and Industry Bodies.

SPEAKERS


PETER CACELA | NORTHERN NORTH SEA AND WEST OF SHETLAND LEAD, NSTA

Peter is the Northern North Sea and West of Shetland lead in the North Sea Transition Authority’s Decommissioning Team. With a background in geophysics and petroleum geochemistry, Peter spent a decade working worldwide in offshore seismic, in both technical and managerial roles. Driven by curiosity about the UKCS decommissioning challenge, Peter returned to home turf in 2016 to get involved, coming to his current role via Aberdeen University’s Decommissioning MSc programme.


STEPHEN SAPP | DECOMMISSIONING MANAGER, TAQA

Stephen Sapp is a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College, and has more than 30 years' experience working with Operators in NW Europe – UKCS and Ireland.
His experience includes roles at Venture Production and Fairfield Energy creating subsea engineering teams looking after asset transfers from Shell, Phillips and CH4, managing brownfield subsea redevelopment/life extension projects (Kittiwake area, Mallard, Osprey and Merlin), greenfield tiebacks (SNS A fields) and IRM programmes.

Stephen joined the TAQA decommissioning directorate in 2018 and as of start of 2020 he is the decommissioning manager for TAQA UKCS subsea infrastructure amounting to some 12 subsea fields and 52 wells. His remit also includes taking out of use the Brent pipeline system and coordinating the disconnection of the various 3rd Party fields from TAQA’s infrastructure.

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