Decom North Sea

Decommissioning Body Holds First Annual General Meeting

Press Release   •   Sep 10, 2010 08:14 BST

Media notice - September 9, 2010

 

Decom North Sea, the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, will host its first Annual General Meeting in Aberdeen on Tuesday, September 14.

 

The supply chain body has experienced steady growth in member numbers from all sectors of the industry and, in response to this, members of the organisation will be voting to elect eight additional directors.

 

The Board is very keen to ensure that Decom North Sea represents the whole of the industry and these new appointments will allow a spread across all sectors of the supply chain.

 

Decom North Sea chief executive Brian Nixon said:  “It is very encouraging to see such strong interest and support from the industry.  We have received a high level of  nominations for the director positions available and, while not everyone can be successful, we are hopeful that  we can avail ourselves of their expertise and experience through involvement  in some of the specific working groups that are currently being established.”

 

Attendance at the AGM at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa from 11am is open to all members of Decom North Sea.  To find out more about this and future events and how to join Decom North Sea contact Sarah Hillyear on 01224 224131 or email shillyear@decomnorthsea.com.

 

Mr Nixon added: “We had a target of 70 members by the end of this year and have surpassed this already. More and more companies in the supply chain are becoming aware that decommissioning work will soon begin  to ramp up  and now is the time for them to work towards securing projects.

 

“We estimate there is £25-30billion of decommissioning work facing the North Sea over the coming decades and a major part of our role is to work with the supply chain and to stimulate the preparation, collaboration and innovation needed to secure this vital market opportunity.’’

 

Decom North Sea will hold a programme of events, seminars and share fairs in collaboration with other energy development organisations and government agencies. The activity will cover the north-east, Highlands and Central Belt in Scotland and the north-east and south-east in England where most of the potential supply chain for the decommissioning market is based – visit www.decomnorthsea.com for details.

 

Decom North Sea’s first major decommissioning industry conference takes place from 5th to 7th October and will be hosted in partnership with Oil & Gas UK.  The event will focus on four major themes of decommissioning activity, two of which will be led by Oil & Gas UK with the other two being led by Decom North Sea.

 

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Issued by thinkPR on behalf of Decom North Sea. For further information or to arrange an interview with Brian Nixon, chief executive of Decom North Sea, please contact Fiona McWhirr at thinkPR on +44 (0)7827 278725  or email Fiona@thinkpr.co.uk

 

About Decom North Sea:

 

Decom North Sea was established last year in response to the needs of industry. The body is working to enhance knowledge transfer and facilitate collaborative activities to ensure the UK can capture maximum economic benefit from the £30billion decommissioning workload facing the North Sea over the next few decades.

 

Decom North Sea is finalising a programme of events, seminars and share fairs in collaboration with other energy development organisations and government agencies. The activity will cover the north-east, Highlands and Central Belt in Scotland and the north-east and south east in England where most of the potential supply chain for the decommissioning market is based.

 

The organisation is being funded initially by the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise, and plans over the next two years to build up sustainable revenues from events and membership fees.

 

For further information on Decom North Sea, visit www.decomnorthsea.com