Petrad provides learning opportunities for management of petroleum resources for a global audience.
Together with our partners, the Ministry of Energy Ghana and Reverse Engineering Services Ltd (RESL), we are pleased to invite you to this West Africa Regional Workshop on Offshore Decommissioning to be held in Accra, Ghana 25-27 October 2016. A review and discussions on best practice thinking, planning & methodologies for decommissioning oil & gas assets.
About the Workshop
Decommissioning is a fast growing issue facing the global offshore oil and gas industry, with major potential and major risks. Decommissioning is a source of major liability for counties, operators, contractors and the public, which must be understood if it is to be managed cost effectively. This workshop developed to provide insight and guidance into how other countries, governments, regulators and oil and gas companies have approached and tackle the laws, regulations and guidelines for decommissioning, in terms of technical, environmental, safety and economic considerations. In many cases worldwide the offshore decommissioning laws, regulations and guidelines are general
international guidelines from the United Nations which have been difficult to apply and enforce on a case-by case basis to decommissioning projects. Ideally the existing legal framework for offshore decommissioning should be flexible and adaptable to enable the delivery of a defensible and balanced decommissioning solution for each decommissioning project. This workshop will consider these key themes.
Finally, the workshop will provide a broad review of all aspects of decommissioning, including: decommissioning methodologies, technology, public perception, planning, cost, safety, tax, environmental decommissioning and pipeline management systems.
Key Learning Objectives:
History and review of worldwide offshore decommissioning projects
Decommissioning law and regulation and other key drivers
Understand the many aspects of decommissioning liability
The decommissioning engineering process and marine operations
Decommissioning technologies from all over the world
Review various well P&A challenges
Environmental and safety considerations in decommissioning
Manage the transition from production to decommissioning
Background to decommissioning cost estimating
The challenges with taxation and accounting for decommissioning
Who should attend?
Regulator perspective - This workshop is for national and state regulators and all of the disciplines used in regulation of offshore decommissioning and well plugging and abandonment: engineering
managers, decommissioning engineers, environmental managers, HSE managers, regulators, tax and accountants, governance managers, insurance brokers, lawyers, professionals involved with economic evaluations, forecasting, and economic decisions in the upstream oil and gas business.
Participants must be able to understand and speak reasonable English.
What to expect:
This unique 3 day workshop is a review & discussion forum on decommissioning - one of the major issues facing the global oil & gas industry. It introduces the complex cross-disciple nature of offshore decommissioning, it’s technical, cost, tax, logistical & regulatory challenges through a mixture of presentations, discussion, videos & workshop exercises.
Outcome: Participants will get a broad review of all aspects of decommissioning, including: decommissioning methodologies, technology, public perception, planning, cost, safety, tax, environmental decommissioning and pipeline management systems.
Dr Brian Twomey - Brian is a global decommissioning expert, with 30+ years of expertise. He is principal author of decommissioning studies/engineering on over 870 offshore installations worldwide
Olav Fjellsa - Olav is a global decommissioning expert, with 30+ years of expertise from Government, Oil companies and International organizations (IMO, UN).
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Venue, date and costs:
Accra, Ghana, October 25-27, 2016
Public Institions: US$ 500 (including lunch)
Venue: City Escape Hotel, Augustino Neto Road, Airport Residential Area - Accra (www.cityescapehotels.com)
’This is an open registration workshop. Seats are open on a cost coverage basis for all institutions, companies and organization’s representatives, whether financed through their own budgets, or from a current cooperation with sponsoring organization. Petrad is a non-profit foundation providing learning opportunities to petroleum sector governance institutions, companies and societal organizations
Petrad is devoted to building competencies for effective management of petroleum resources, to provide lasting benefits for the societies where they are found.