Next month’s Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews will examine how the sector can make the most of global opportunities.
The 10th annual event, co-hosted by OGUK and Decom North Sea, will run at the Fairmont Hotel between November 25 and 27 and is expected to attract around 500 industry players.
With a theme of “expanding frontiers”, the event will explore how by achieving step changes in its current mindset, the sector can make the most of potential business opportunities.
Delegates will be encouraged by leading UK and international experts to think about new ways to help the sector build on its improving efficiency performance, grow business and support the energy transition.
OGUK’s upstream policy director Mike Tholen said: “Our ability to handle the growth of decommissioning activity that’s occurred over the past decade shows an industry coming of age.
“As we will hear at the conference, and the tenth edition of our insight report will show, performance continues to improve with the UK’s decommissioning capability attracting increasing international interest.
“There’s an exciting future ahead of us, decommissioning will present new opportunities to reuse old facilities and infrastructure for activities such as carbon capture and storage which will help the UK meet the net-zero challenge in years to come.”
Decom North Sea’s chief executive, John Warrender said the North Sea decommissioning market is a world leader.
He said this year’s conference would reflect on how far the market has come but also herald the next generation of decommissioning capability and opportunity.
He said: “The expanding frontiers title is apt. It encourages us to share our knowledge, globalise our expertise and build upon the disruptive technologies we’re creating.”