‘Climate of Change’ Decom Week calls for abstracts

Source: press release, 1 December 2022

Decom North Sea Chief Executive, Sam Long (photo: DNS)

Decom North Sea, the membership organisation focused on the global late life and decommissioning sector, has launched Decom Week 2023 with a call for abstracts.

A fixture in the industry calendar for over 10 years, 2023’s event, entitled “Climate of Change: Opportunities in Decommissioning” will take place in Aberdeen 15-19 May.

DNS Chief Executive, Sam Long, says the agenda has been created to provide a balanced view of future opportunities in decommissioning, reflecting feedback from its member companies and broader trends in the energy sector.

“As a membership organisation, with a duty to develop and sustain the decommissioning supply chain, Decom Week’s agenda will address the balance between demand and supply. Whilst the recent OEUK Insight Report predicts increased activity in offshore oil and gas decommissioning, this is one of many expectations, challenges and opportunities that are available to the supply chain in the current market,” he says.

“We are looking for abstracts and case studies which clearly illustrate work already undertaken and provide realistic vision into the future of a cross-sector decommissioning supply chain working in competing technical, commercial and risk environments,” Long continues.

“Late life and decommissioning provide a critical pathway to the energy transition and following on from that will continue to feature across the whole energy sector. There is significant longevity here, but there are questions to answer to ensure our supply chain remains sustainable and truly exportable; these are the topics that must be raised during Decom Week 2023,” explains Long.

The organisation is looking for the submission of abstracts across a number of themes, including, but not limited to:

  • Joining the dots in decom through industrial diversification.
  • Supply chain opportunities in decarbonisation of decommissioning services.
  • Squaring the circular economy.
  • Improving outcomes through technology, research and development, innovation and collaboration.
  • Models for delivery: contracting and best practice in existing and new markets.
  • People and skills: recruitment and retention, development, training and workforce of the future.
  • Continuing challenges in oil and gas, nuclear and renewable decommissioning.
  • The emerging “decade of wells”: a focus on well abandonment.

Submissions should be made no later than 30 January 2023. Visit Decom Week 2023 | Decom (decomnorthsea.com) for further details.