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The 21st North Sea Decommissioning Conference
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08. to 10. Mar 2021

The 21st North Sea Decommissioning Conference


The Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF) has great pleasure in inviting you to the 21st NPF North Sea Decommissioning Conference, 8 – 10 March 2021

Conference language: English

The 21st North Sea Decommissioning Conference will be arranged as planned, but will be held in a slightly different format than in previous years. Due to the unforeseen event with the Corona pandemic (COVID-19) the Norwegian Petroleum Society and the program committee has decided to arrange this year’s conference as a digital event spread over three morning sessions with a duration of approximately two hours per day. Each day will have its own main theme where updates on projects and sharing of high impact lessons will as usual be in focus. If you do not have the opportunity to participate “live”, there will be an opportunity to watch the recording afterwards.

2021 will be a special year! Also, for the NPF Decommissioning Conference! Unfortunately, we cannot meet face to face this year, but the Program Committee is pleased to announce a Program which we think will interest you and bring value to you and your Company.

We have divided this year’s conference into three sections with focus on Projects and Portfolio updates, P&A Experience, and Technology Development relevant to the Decommissioning Industry.

The Norwegian Oil Directorate will give their overview of the decommissioning actives planned for the coming five years on the NCS. You will also get the overview from companies like Equinor, AkerBP and ConocoPhillips.

Norwep will contribute to this year’s conference with updates on projects in the Far East and give guidance on how companies can reach the international P&A and Decom Market.

In the P&A section companies like AkerBP, ConocoPhillips and Equinor will focus on experiences and technology development within the P&A function.

In the Technology Section the focus will be on innovative solutions to the challenges faced in decommissioning. We will hear from SubC, DeepOcean, Heerema and AF among others.



On behalf of the program committee,

Ingrid Hønsi (chair)



*Please note that changes to the program may occur*


Monday 08. March



Welcome and opening by the chair of the conference

Ingrid Hønsi, Gyda Decommissioning Manager, Repsol



Overview of decommissioning activities at the NCS in the coming five year period

Niels Erik Hald, Head of Licence Management, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Decommissioning Portfolio Norwegian Sector: Equinor, Aker BP, ConocoPhillips, Repsol

Thor Erling Haug, Project Director, Field Decommissioning Projects, Equinor / Ronald Keith Howard, Project Manager Decommissioning Portfolio, Aker BP / Dag Roar Johansen, Director Ekofisk Cessation, ConocoPhillips / Ingrid Hønsi, Gyda Decommissioning Manager, Repsol

Q&A session



Decommissioning Update: Australia, Indonesia & Malaysia, March 2021 

Tore Moe, Regional Energy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners. Co-Speaker Dr. Devi Putra, Advisor Drilling Research, Research & Technology Innovation, PERTAMINA

Decommissioning Overview

Interview with Ikhranizam Ros, Head of Decommissioning, Petronas

Enquest Decom – vision and strategy

John Allan, Decommissioning Director, Enquest

Achievements so far and Plan Ahead

Luis Batalla, Head of Decommissioning, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK

How to reach the international P&A and Decom Market

Bjørn Kahrs, Regional Director, Norwegian Energy Partners

Q&A session


End day one

Tuesday 09. March



Welcome and short intro by the chair

Ronald Keith Howard, Project Manager Decommissioning Portfolio, Aker BP

How to move towards rigless P&A

Martin Straume, Chief Engineer, P&A, Aker BP

Valhall P&A and implementation of new technology

Egil Thorstensen, Senior P&A Engineer, Aker BP

Use of Risk Management in P&A

Thomas Dale, Lead Engineer P&A Operations, ConocoPhillips

Efficient Solutions for Slot Recovery

Bjørn Tore Torvestad, Product Line Manager P&A and Slot Recovery, Archer

Reduction in rig costs using intervention based methods

Bård Marius Johansen, Principle Engineer, Drilling and Well Technology, Equinor

Q&A session


End of day two

Wednesday 10. March



Welcome and short intro by the chair

Anthony Fievez, Business Development Manager, Heerema Marine Contractors

Removal of Deep Panuke by use of barge

Øyvind Hagen, Project Manager, Aker Solutions

Brent Alpha Jacket – A gigantic decommissioning achievement

Piet Vogelzang, Senior Project Manager, Heerema Marine Contractors and Jeroen Wiskerke, Project Manager, AF Offshore Decom

Shell Brent Attic Oil Recovery Project – experiences and learnings from 100 days offshore in 2020

Roy Nilsen, Senior Project Manager, DeepOcean / David Hotchkiss, Project Engineer, Shell U.K. Ltd / Neil Rogerson, Engineeering Director, Enpro Subsea (Hunting Subsea Technologies)

The evolution of technology development in offshore decommissioning and why it needs to accelerate

Will Rowley, Interim Managing Director, Decom North Sea

The Robotic Crawler – A solution for safer splash zone decommissioning

Rune Værndal, COO, SubC Partner A/S

Decommissioning: Headlights into the Future for Norway

Martha Vasquez, Associate Director, Upstream Oil & Gas, Boston Consulting Group and Philip Whittaker, Partner & Director, O&G, Boston Consulting Group

Closing remarks by chair of the conference

Ingrid Hønsi, Manager Project, Repsol

Practical information


Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)

Conference language:


Webinar details:

All participants will receive an e-mail with an invitation link the day prior the webinar. The link is personal, and you will be asked to enter name and company.

As a participant you will follow the webinar via a PC, Mac or smartphone/tablet. Internet access and web browser is therefore vital in order to attend.

There will be a short Q&A session after each presentation, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenters.

Presentations from the webinar will be available for download after end of conference. Participants will be informed when available by e-mail.

Conference fee:

NPF personal members NOK 2,900 plus 25% VAT
Non-NPF-members NOK 4,400 plus 25 % VAT

Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa/AmEx) or by invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed due to wrong or missing information there will added a fee of NOK 150 to the total amount. All international payments must be approved before the conference starts.

Special Offer!

  • We give quantity discounts to companies that register more than 5 participants.
  • Bring a colleague under 30 years of age for half price! Participant no. 2 or more under the age of 30 years from the same employer receives a 50% discount.

Contact the Project Manager for more information and registration.

Membership of the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)

We offer conference participants to purchase membership of NPF together with registration and payment for the conference:

  • 1 year membership for conference participants NOK 1,000


Cancellations must be received in writing by 22nd February 2021, and will be subject to a cancellation fee NOK 1.000 unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply, however, substitutions will still be accepted. Substitutions for registered delegates may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification.

In case of cancellation of the conference by the Norwegian Petroleum Society, (NPF), the participant will be refunded the conference fee and/or the exhibition fee. Other expenses the participants may have are not refunded, and is not the responsibility of NPF.

Programme changes:

It is sometimes necessary to change timing of the programme. The conference organiser will not be liable for any such unavoidable changes.

Force majeure

Events beyond the control of the NPF – for example, but not limited to, extreme weather conditions, acts of war, terrorism, transportation shut-down (strikes or accidents), government regulation or advisory including travel warnings, serious illness or epidemics that makes it impossible to fulfill the obligations of conducting the conference entitle NPF to cancel the event without liability.


For further information please contact:
Norwegian Petroleum Society
Kristin Øinæs
Project Manager
tel. +47 455 07 475