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  1. 1. 2nd Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment for the Oil and Gas Industry Evaluating the Best Cutting Edge Strategies in International Facilities Decommissioning Amsterdam, The Netherlands 19th–21st May 2010 Including a Half Day Interactive Pre-Conference Workshop: Legal Policy and Removal Trends: Identifying Innovations and Overcome Financial Implications Led By: In the Chair: Marc Hammerson Tony Concagh Partner Partner Jonathan J. Lee Stephenson Harwood Stephenson Harwood Senior Legal Advisor Total, UK Attending this Premier marcus evans Forum Will marcus evans Expert Speaker Panel: Enable You to: Randall Abadie Leo Henriquez • Review the latest developments in European legislation Offshore Structures Technical Authority Chief Inspector and Member of • Ensure cost effective and safe decommissioning operations and Marine Technical Authority OSPAR Commission • Benchmark your management strategy against your competitors Shell Upstream Americas, US State Supervision of Mines, • Achieve a practical balance between end-of-life liability and The Netherlands incremental investment Win Thornton Manager, International Marc Hammerson Decommissioning Partner Learn from Key Practical Case Studies: Chevron, US Stephenson Harwood • Learn how Shell performs an unplanned abandonment • Capitalise from Chevron’s experience with reefing programmes Jonathan J. Lee Peter Küppers • Total’s prospective on understanding the North Sea legal framework Senior Legal Advisor Project Manager • Gain insight into DECC’s future prospects and pressures Total, UK Allseas Engineering • Listen to the experience of Petrobras in environmental and legal disputes Marcelo Oliveira Mello Graham Morrison External Counsel Structural Specialist Inspector Petrobras, Brazil Health and Safety Executive (HSE), UK Keith Mayo Head of Offshore Decommissioning Jan Groot Unit Project Manager Department of Energy and Climate Platform Brokers, The Netherlands Change (DECC), UK Jesse Andrawus Gunnar Sarping Lecturer Professor School of Engineering Institutet for Kemisk Analys Robert Gordon University, UK Norden AB (IFKAN), Sweden Iain Riach Emanuele Domingo Senior Decommissioning Engineer Project Manager, Business Unit Wood Group Engineering Delegate Documentation Sponsors: Onshore – Operation Environment (North Sea) Ltd Saipem, Eni, Italy Luca Tagliapietra Sean Rush Nuclear Engineer Senior Counsel Ansaldo, Italy Petro Canada, UK Tony Concagh Duncan Griffiths Partner Sales & Marketing Manager Stephenson Harwood Cutting Underwater Technologies conferences energy series
  2. 2. Pre-Conference Workshop marcus evans 19th May 2010 marcus evans conferences Half Day Interactive Pre-Conference Workshop Producers of high quality business to business conferences designed to Led by: address the strategic information needs of senior executives. Speakers Marc Hammerson Tony Concagh are practitioners from international blue-chip organisations and Partner Partner Stephenson Harwood Stephenson Harwood financial institutions, as well as business schools, academic bodies and government ministries. More than 1,000 conferences take place each year, attracting over 100,000 delegates and 16,000 speakers. LEGAL POLICY AND REMOVAL TRENDS: IDENTIFYING INNOVATIONS AND OVERCOMING FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS marcus evans summits This workshop is aimed at professionals dealing with oil & gas decommissioning and will familarise them with the contractual, legal, Producers and promoters of over 150 of the world’s leading business tax, environment and accounting issues relating to decommissioning. and economic summits every year for senior decision makers at exclusive locations around the world. These events provide attendees 13:30 Registration and Coffee with a unique opportunity to access the latest developments in their 14:00 Workshop Leader Introduction and Opening Remarks chosen industry and to network in a structured environment with leading industry practitioners. 14:10 Petroleum Law • Who has an interest in decommissioning? • Policy considerations marcus evans professional training • International conventions • Petroleum Act Sector Focused and General Management Training through high quality courses, videos and CD-ROMs enables organisations of any size and 14:50 JOA Decommissioning Liabilities • Who is liable and for what? geographical location to benefit from working with marcus evans • Why is security required? for all their training needs. The clients’ demands for high quality • Joint operating agreement provisions hands-on training drives the focus for content, and thorough research • Decommissioning cost Provision deed ensures a compatibility with current business concerns. 15:30 Decommissioning – Accounting Implications and Issues • Decommissioning cost estimates • How do you take account of short-term cost pressures? marcus evans language training • What discount rate should apply? marcus evans linguarama offers effective training in language, communication and culture for business and professional people. With 16:10 Afternoon Tea and Networking more than 30 years’ experience and over 20 centres in Europe, we are 16:40 Environmental Liabilities one of Europe’s largest business language and communication training • Environmental impact assessment organisations. Each year marcus evans linguarama trains people • Surveys from over 60 countries worldwide and provides over 1,000 companies • Waste • Conservation of habitats regulations and organisations with total training solutions where our courses are • Merchant shipping regulations focused entirely on the needs of the individual participant or group and • Emission trading scheme, carbon capture and storage have practical relevance to business and professional life. 17:10 Tax and Contracting • North Sea Taxation: the basic pattern marcus evans corporate hospitality • Petroleum revenue tax: What is allowable? What can you do with a PRT loss? Specialists in corporate hospitality linked to the premier international • Unrelievable field losses sporting events around the world. Trading as The Hospitality Group • Disposal and financing • Decommissioning contracting: terms and conditions (thg), Sports Marketing Group (smg) and International Championship • Title, liabilities and scope of work Management, the event diary is nothing less than an international • Insurance sporting directory. • Change orders 18:10 Closing Remarks from the Workshop Leader and End of the Workshop marcus evans congresses marcus evans congresses bring together the leading vendors and Marc Hammerson – Partner Marc is an energy law specialist. Marc advises governments, decision makers from a wide range of services and industries. Each international oil companies and lenders on upstream oil and gas event provides an opportunity for key suppliers to exhibit and contracts (including production sharing agreements, joint operating demonstrate their products to the region’s key professionals. In addition agreements and sales agreements), M&A in the oil and gas industry to the exhibition format the event’s educational conference is attended (including share purchases, asset purchases and farm-in agreements). Marc has spent several years working in industry whilst on secondment only by delegates who are pre-qualified, in most cases to a minimum at a US multinational energy company and in the energy department spend of US$5 million and many with budgets in excess of $50 million. of a Japanese trading company. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Energy Institute. Tony Concagh – Partner Tony advises contractors focused on offshore oil and gas development and operations. In this respect he has considerable experience in advising on engineering issues arising during field development projects; particularly those taking place at sea. 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  3. 3. Booking Line Day One Tel: +44 (0) 20 3002 3315 Fax: +44 (0) 20 3002 3005 20th May 2010 08:30 Registration and Coffee 12:20 Case Study Lesson Learnt – Decommissioning the NW Hutton Jacket 09:00 Opening Address from the Chair • Developing new technology and methodology pre-project Jonathan J. Lee • Developing a pre-planning workscope Senior Legal Advisor • Carrying out the work Total, UK • Refining technologies and methodologies post-project • Defining the lessons REGULATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Duncan Griffiths Sales & Marketing Manager 09:10 Opening Address Cutting Underwater Technologies Offshore Decommissioning: UK Government Experience and Expectations 13:00 Luncheon • UK experience of the OSPAR Convention and Decision 98/3 • Latest developments in UK legislation and guidance 14:00 Coffee and Networking Break • Options on pipelines and other subsea infrastructure • Future prospects and pressures 14:30 HSE in Offshore Decommissioning: Ensuring Incident Keith Mayo Free Projects Head of Offshore Decommissioning Unit • Discussing the health and safety measures to apply during Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), UK project execution • Debating the key points of HSE’s role and policy in respect to decommissioning programmes for offshore installations and pipelines 09:50 Case Study • Minimising risks when dealing with aging installations: design Assessing the Development of the UK Decommissioning and construction regulations Security Agreement • Investigating the international decommissioning obligations Graham Morrison • Understanding the UK national legislation Structural Specialist Inspector • Learning about the historical contractual arrangements Health and Safety Executive (HSE), UK • The UK Decommissioning Security Agreement (DSA): negotiation challenges 15:10 Case Study Sean Rush Assessing Technical Issues on Decommissioning Senior Counsel Fixed Platforms Petro Canada, UK • Explore contracting strategies • Identify technical uncertainties 10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking Break • Identify commercial uncertainties • New technologies: Global Maritime Constructor and effective rigless options DECOMMISSIONING PLAN: SECURING THE BEST RESULTS • Implementing the best cutting techniques: diamond wire 11:00 Establishing Operational Best Practices and Procedures: Iain Riach Reducing Environmental Impact Senior Decommissioning Engineer • Decommissioning and disposal of offshore installations: assessing Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd the options • Minimising costs of dismantling: looking at the re-use 15:50 Afternoon Tea and Networking Break opportunities • Maximising re-use and recycling: achieving competitive LEARNING FROM THE ONSHORE INDUSTRY advantage • Understanding the regulatory framework and implementing an 16:20 Cross Industry Case Study effective waste management strategy Decommissioning of Industrial Plants: Ensuring Gunnar Sarping Completion in Accordance with Contractual Obligations Professor • Meeting time and cost constraints Institutet for Kemisk Analys Norden AB (IFKAN), Sweden • Removal preparation • Ensuring HSE’s observance and quality procedures and practices 11:40 Key Note Address • Providing safe and economically viable decommissioning of Exploring the Reefing Option: Learning from the Gulf installations offshore as well as onshore: learning the best practices of Mexico • Site clearance and verification • Rigs to Reefs: a critical evaluation of the potential for reef Emanuele Domingo development using decommissioned rigs Project Manager, Business Unit Onshore – Operation Environment • A cost effective alternative to platform abandonment Saipem, Eni, Italy • Understanding the restrictions of Rigs to Reef future programmes and their impact on decommissioning activities 17:00 Panel Discussion • Measuring the long term benefits and applying the programme Facing the Dilemma: Preserving Cash and Delaying to new areas Decommissioning or Taking Advantage of the Low Prices Win Thornton • Overcoming the timing issues and increasing production from Manager, International Decommissioning remaining assets Chevron, US • Debating the current legislation and its specific timescale • When does the asset life end? Business Development Opportunities: • What’s next? The latest forecast planned for decommissioning in Does your company have services, solutions or technologies that the the North Sea conference delegates would benefit from knowing about? If so, you can The panel will be joined by the Chairman and the speakers of the day find out more about the exhibiting, networking and branding opportunities available by contacting our sponsorship division. 17:40 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Day One James Driscoll, Tel: 0046 867 86040, Fax: 0046 867 83934 Email:
  4. 4. Booking Line Day Two Tel: +44 (0) 20 3002 3315 Fax: +44 (0) 20 3002 3005 21st May 2010 08:30 Registration and Coffee DECOMMISSIONING LIABILITY: MANAGING COSTS AND MITIGATING RISKS 09:00 Opening Address from the Chair Jonathan J. Lee 12:20 Case Study Senior Legal Advisor Mitigating the Risk of Default in Decommissioning Total, UK Regimes for Oil and Gas Installations • The UK legal framework: analysing the recent changes EFFECTIVE REMOVAL OPERATIONS: DECOMMISSIONING • An overview of other North Sea regimes AND ABANDONMENT • Exploring how the UK has sought to reduce the effect of default • Looking at the future of decommissioning: deductibility 09:10 Opening Address Jonathan J. Lee Learning from Best Class Management Practices in Senior Legal Advisor Pipeline Decommissioning Total, UK • Analysing pipeline recovery legislation: OSPAR/DECC • Abandonment considerations: “Leaving in Situ” 13:00 Luncheon • Predicting the possible deterioration effects in the long term • Outlining your cleaning operations to minimise environmental impact 14:00 Coffee and Networking Break Leo Henriquez Chief Inspector and Member of OSPAR Commission 14:30 Assessing the Technical Requirements, Budgets and Risk State Supervision of Mines, The Netherlands for Each Facility: Decommissioning Expenses • Analysing the risk of a differential between the oil revenue, estimated and actual cost of decommissioning projects 09:50 Case Study • Planning for and meeting decommissioning liabilities: managing Executing an Unplanned Abandonment of a Platform in your balance sheets more effectively the Gulf of Mexico • Preparing the decommissioning and payment plan in respect to • Hurricane damaged, but still standing platform the production use, condition and legislation • Decision to abandon • Investigating the degree of ownership • Pipeline rerouting and abandonment • Planning for safe offshore execution Jan Groot • Deck and topsides removal Project Manager • Jacket removal and reefing Platform Brokers, The Netherlands Randall Abadie Offshore Structures Technical Authority 15:10 Case Study and Marine Technical Authority Environmental and Legal Disputes in the Shell Upstream Americas, US Decommissioning Industry • Analysing the current disputes emerging in the decommissioning 10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking Break of oil and gas facilities • Discussing environmental treaties • Assessing international environmental law and standards 11:00 Case Study • An overview of decommissioning in an international oil and gas Gaining Insight into Single Lift Options for your industry contest Decommissioning Project and Understanding the Positive Impact on Disposal and Cleaning Marcelo Oliveira Mello • Exploring the benefits of Single Lift technology for topsides External Counsel removal in reduction of offshore man-hours and reducing risks to Petrobras, Brazil personnel and environment • Assessing how using a single-piece jacket lift method eliminates 15:50 Afternoon Tea and Networking Break the need for cutting work at intermediate jacket elevations and dangerous hooking operations under water 16:20 Decommissioning Options Optimisation [DECOM-OPT2] Tool • Examining the specific potential of heavy lift strategies for • Decommissioning decision making toolkit different water depths and platform types • Collecting specific platform information and generating cost • Case study experience: Reviewing the latest developments with breakdown to determine decommissioning estimates for the platform the Pieter Schelte single lift vessel • Assessing and comparing decommissioning options • Learning the benefits of Single Lift technology and understanding • Determining the best (optimal) available option based on specific how this method is more efficient and cheaper input variables Peter Küppers Jesse Andrawus Project Manager Lecturer Allseas Engineering School of Engineering Robert Gordon University, UK LEARNING FROM THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY 17:00 Panel Discussion 11:40 Cross Industry Case Study Investment and Liability Advance Techniques in Nuclear Monitoring • Overcoming the concerns of potential exposure to • Radiation monitoring in decommissioning strategies for nuclear decommissioning costs power plants and facility • Looking at the future of the North Sea and other regions: • Advance techniques Introduction for generation IV nuclear power recovering remaining reserves plant monitoring • Debating how to get the economic aspect right • Advance research and development introduction in nuclear security The panel will be joined by speakers of the day Luca Tagliapietra Nuclear Engineer 17:40 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference Ansaldo, Italy
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