4th annual Decom Awards recognise ‘very best’ in sector activity

Source: press release, 25 May 2021

Fraser Moonie, Chief Executive Officer of Decom North Sea
Fraser Moonie, Chief Executive Officer of Decom North Sea (photo: DNS)

The winners of the Decom Awards 2021 were announced last week, in an online event which rounded off Decom North Sea’s (DNS) inaugural Decom Week.

Now in their 4th year, the Awards were created by DNS to celebrate excellence across a number of areas in the decommissioning sector, with 2021’s categories including collaboration, technical innovation and the next generation of talent.

Fraser Moonie, Decom North Sea CEO comments, “The calibre of finalists across each category has been outstanding this year, leading to some difficult decision making amongst the panel. Each and every winner has displayed phenomenal levels of commitment, to the undoubted benefit of the sector in the months and years to come.”

This year’s winners are:

Excellence in Collaboration: Petrofac, Awilco and Halliburton – for an industry-first, shared risk collaboration on a full well services scope for Hess’ Rubie Rennie decommissioning programme. Completed on time, on budget and with zero safety incidents, the project has been recognised for its outstanding levels of technical and commercial collaboration.

Technical Innovation in Decommissioning: BiSN – for its Wel-lok M2M STC (seal through casing) tool which utilises thermite heat ignition and a rapid solidification process of bismuth alloy to provide a V0-rated, gas-tight seal which can decrease the HSE exposure and environmental impact of conventional operations.

Rising Star in Decommissioning: Lindsay Wylie, Project Manager at Aubin, for her involvement in a number of projects at the cutting edge of well abandonment technology, including Xclude, Aubin’s new reservoir barrier technology.

Decom North Sea Member: Heerema Marine Contractors, in recognition of its work in removing 85,277 metric tons of decommissioned structures in one year, the most to be removed within 12 months by any single contractor.

Member of the judging panel and Decom North Sea Chair, Jinda Nelson, adds, “The Decom Awards were created to recognise some of the very best work within our sector, and this year we have seen some incredible examples to inspire and motivate. From Lindsay Wylie, our Rising Star, to the companies recognised for their collaborative skills, technical innovation and sheer hard work, we are incredibly proud of this year’s winners and finalists.”

Decom Awards 2021: Winners and finalists

Excellence in Collaboration Award
Winners:
Petrofac, Awilco and Halliburton
Finalists:
Thompsons of Prudhoe and Port of Blyth
J+S Subsea and John Lawrie

Rising Star in Decommissioning Award
Winner:
Lindsay Wylie, Aubin Group
Finalists:
Brian Willis, Astrimar
Aaron Tung, University of Aberdeen and Curtin University

Technical Innovation in Decommissioning Award
Winner:
BiSN
Finalists:
Heerema Marine Contractors
Baker Hughes

Decom North Sea Member Award
Winner:
Heerema Marine Contractors
Finalists:
CessCon Decom
Unasys