Pipeline characterisation and decommissioning workshop

Exploring the synergies between the nuclear and oil & gas industries

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.