Decommissioning of Offshore Platforms

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The session

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects will be presenting the session: 'Decommissioning of Offshore Platforms', highlighting the challenges and journeys involved for greater understanding of the decommission regulations coming into force.

The effective decommissioning of aging offshore platforms, subsea wells, and related assets is one of the most important technical and business challenges facing the oil and gas industry today and in the future. More than 600 decommissioning projects are expected to be disposed of during the next five years worldwide.  Decommissioning project opportunities exist in the Middle East, Caspian, Angola, Nigeria, North Sea and GOM.

Increasingly stringent decommissioning regulations are coming into force from governing authorities at the same time as the inventory of structures nearing end-of-life status is getting larger and more complex to decommission.

Decommissioning activities in deeper water and harsh environments, involving complex structures comprising hundreds of wells and miles of risers tied back to large platforms, present enormous challenges when planning the removal of these assets. 

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Who's talking?

Session Moderator:

Ashik Subahani, Chairman, RINA UAE Branch and Managing Director, Great Waters Maritime LLC

Speakers :

Soo Chang, Executive Director, Oceanus Offshore Sector, ADNOC's Arzanah decommisioning project

Surendranath Dhanekula, Managing Director, Trans Asia Pipe Line Services

Steve Gilbert, Director, Asset Management & Decommissioning Lloyd's Register

Richard Richards, Offshore Installation Manager, Subsea Middle East & India Technip FMC

The details

Monday 30 October 2018

1430 - 1600hrs

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

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Part of UAE Maritime Week, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE, Seatrade Maritime Middle East offers a dynamic, free-to-attend conference programme. Benefit from invaluable networking opportunities with key ship owners, operators and maritime industry influencers.

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Discover the ten steps to successful decommissioning according to RINA

29 - 31 October 2018 | Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Dubai, UAE
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 
Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE.

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