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North Sea Transition Authority and Decom North Sea host Well P&A event

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03 August 2022

Later this month, an event designed to highlight supply chain opportunities within the multimillion-pound UKCS well decommissioning sector will take place in Aberdeen.

Co-hosted by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) and membership organisation, Decom North Sea, "Well P&A: Commercial Transformation Through Collaboration” is aimed specifically at the wells and well services community.

Taking place on 17th August at the city’s Chester Hotel, the event is billed as an opportunity for operators and contractors to engage openly and share innovative solutions to contractual barriers.

Operators including Repsol Sinopec and EnQuest will provide insights on their upcoming well decommissioning work, with Serica Energy and Spirit Energy joining a panel discussion on operator/supply chain collaboration for innovative approaches to well P&A contracting.

Representing Decom North Sea’s supply chain membership, attendees will also hear from vendors and suppliers, including Exceed, Mermaid Subsea Services UK, Well-Safe Solutions, Helix and Petrofac. Each will explain how their collaborative approaches have led to recent contract awards for game-changing well P&A campaigns, which are seen as pivotal to the delivery of cost-efficient well decommissioning and emissions reductions.

The NSTA will share examples of the work it undertakes with industry to stimulate campaigns, in line with its Decommissioning Strategy. This includes giving suppliers a much clearer picture of the scale and timing of future work scopes via data and digital tools, such as Energy Pathfinder and Decommissioning Project Dashboards. The NSTA also promotes collaboration between operators and the service sector through Stewardship Expectation 12.

Commenting on the objective behind the event, Sam Long, interim CEO of Decom North Sea said: "We are proud to support NSTA in the delivery of this event, which will both champion recent successes in well abandonment and decommissioning and improve visibility of future work scopes. Our industry has continued to face numerous challenges in recent years and steps that share knowledge and increase understanding should be welcomed.”

Delegates will have ample opportunities to discuss the information provided during Q&A sessions, and network with each other throughout the day.

Bookings and further information are available via the DNS website at Well P&A -

Sam Long, Decom North Sea interim CEO