Decommissioning on the UKCS: Opportunities and Obligations
Organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Oil and Gas Division of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
The offshore UK Continental Shelf has been producing oil and gas for over 50 years and although there could still be up to 20 billion barrels yet to be produced, it is a fact that we have reached the point where there will be more oil and gas facilities to be decommissioned than new structures built. Oil and Gas UK have estimated that 100 fixed structures, 7500km subsea pipeline and approximately 1800 wells will be decommissioned over the next decade. Whilst this places a huge obligation on the Operators, it also presents a massive opportunity for those companies with the expertise, knowledge and equipment required to complete the task, and in particular the decontamination, re-use and recycling of these structures.
This one day seminar, organised by the IOM3 Oil & Gas Division is aimed at Directors, Senior Managers, Technical Professionals, Investors and Financiers who have an interest in how these issues will affect the industry, companies, markets and the UK taxpayer.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose Oil & Gas Division represents the whole extractive cycle, from exploration and production, through well abandonment, platform and subsea facilities removal, pipeline decontamination, materials recycling and re-use. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, drilling and petroleum engineering as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community.