About this Training Course 

Each offshore platform reaches the end of its lifetime at some point, and this necessitates decommissioning. This activity must be done safely, cost effectively and with as little environmental pollution as possible. While the life spans of these installations cover decades, they have not generally been designed with efficient decommissioning in mind. Moreover, the places where the facilities have been constructed are pivotal in defining the safest and most sustainable decommissioning method.

This 3-day training course will address the key issues surrounding an offshore decommissioning project. You will be exposed to key lessons learnt from Frigg, NW Hutton and Ekofisk, as well as lesson specifically derived from projects in based in Asia. The course will also assist in understanding the planning and decision analysis in decommissioning projects and costs involved.

By attending this training, participants will be able to: 

* Review the standard supply chain and decommissioning plan

* Get to grips with the financial and organisational implication

* Evaluate the various methodologies for well P&A, platform removal, transport and onshore recycling

* Examine the environmental regimes for handling of hazardous waste

* Identify key risks, market situation and supply chain opportunities

* Learn how to other oil companies have executed recent projects

* Analyse key issues in planning a decommissioning project

* Understand implication of the decommissioning supply chain and Management of Change

* Compare best practice with colleagues from across global industry

Who should attend?

* Project Managers and Engineers

* Supply Chain Managers

* Finance & Tax Managers

* HSE Managers

* Operational Managers

* Well Work-over Specialists

After graduating as a mechanical engineer in 1977, your expert course leader commenced his career in the oil & gas industry as a mud logger data engineer for ultra-deep onshore wells in Europe. In 1979, he joined offshore construction company, Heerema Marine
Contractors, as field engineer. As Field Engineer, he was involved in more than 65 offshore installation projects, and as Consultant / Superintendant, he was involved in almost every North Sea decommissioning project and worldwide in more than 175
decommissioning projects.

He has over 35 years of hands-on offshore engineering and project management experience in drilling, offshore transport and installation work. Since 1990, he has specialised in decommissioning projects. In the early days of platform decommissioning, he researched and developed innovative subsea cutting tools, offshore installation and decommissioning techniques and platform decontamination methods. Since 2011, as Technical Advisor to the Lenders (Mortgagee in Possession), he was involved in repossessing assets such as the repossession of the Platform Etesco Millenium, FPSO OSX 2, and a Deep DP Drilling Vessel in Brazil.

In an effort to change the “mind set” about decommissioning, he co-organised 4 international conferences in Aberdeen, Petten and Den Helder on the subject of “Decommissioning & Re-using of Platform Facilities” and presented several papers on the subject of decommissioning, subsea cutting and re-use of platforms. In 1994, he took the initiative to develop the platform re-use software (now called an App) and has participated in the development of the project since that time.

His HSE performance to date is: NO Lost Time Incidents on any project.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

“The speaker is very knowledgeable about the decommissioning campaign. The inputs are very valuable.”

Contract Manager, Del Sol Offshore Sdn. Bhd

“I have attended a number of courses organised by PetroEdge and so far, I have never been disappointed. Well done.”

Cost Engineer, Sarawak Shell Berhad

“Good arrangement on the course, with experienced speaker to share good information.”

Project Manager, Murphy Oil