Pipeline characterisation and decommissioning workshop
This event is a collaboration between the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, NDA Decommissioning Working Group and Decom North Sea and will explore synergies between the nuclear and oil & gas industries.
The aim of the event is to:
- Provide opportunities for shared learning
- Help build networks
- Investigate areas for collaboration
The event includes technical presentations from problem owners, solution providers and research organisations from nuclear and oil & gas including:
- Angela Bartlett, Magnox
Harwell site case study looking at pipeline characterisation and decommissioning, and the use of GIS.
- David Wickenden, Magnox
Overview of the off-site active effluent discharge line decommissioning project at Winfrith, including characterisation and innovation.
- Rob Clark, Nuvia
Nuvia perspective on pipeline decommissioning projects including Harwell and Dounraey.
- Simon Boniface, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Introduction to the NDA and challenges faced across the estate.
- John Spiteri, Atkins
Insight into the Decommissioning Good Practice Communication Tool.
- Nic Duncan, Xodus Group
Making a case for the abandonment of pipelines.
- Gordon Ewen, Proserv
Overview of advances in pipeline recovery methods and current challenges.
- Richard Heard, Oil & Gas UK
Outlining the pipeline decommissioning challenges facing the oil and gas industry in the North Sea using the primary decision criteria of: safety, environmental impact, technical and economic impact.
- Joe Leask, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited
This presentation will focus on pipeline decommissioning from cleaning to removals and disposal.