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ONE Decommissioning Webinar

17 November 2020

Fast track your knowledge on energy asset decommissioning at this SME-focussed event. 

To support SMEs to target future decommissioning business, Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) are partnering on an energy asset decommissioning programme   - working with operators to showcase a series of project-specific opportunities.  Since the launch of the programme in 2018, we have engaged with a large number of supply chain companies and operators to help maximise opportunities related to decommissioning. This has highlighted some specific areas where SMEs could benefit from focussed support and direction.

You are invited to an early evening event on Tuesday 17 November 2020 where you will hear from a number of industry experts who can signpost the way forward and help you navigate this potentially complicated landscape.

This free to attend event will be a fantastic opportunity for SMEs, working or planning to work in decommissioning, to develop their understanding of the sector, the support and expertise available and who to contact.

An industry panel session discussion and expert speakers will cover a range of topics including access to support, contracting strategy, overseas opportunities, potential funding channels and patent protection.


15:00 Introductions from Opportunity North East and Scottish Enterprise
  • David Wilson (Energy Director) - Opportunity North East
  • Andy McDonald (Head of Low Carbon Transition) - Scottish Enterprise

15:10 Panel discussion - moderated by David Wilson (Opportunity North East)
  • Joe Leask (Decommissioning Manager) - Oil and Gas UK
  • William Lindsay (Project Director) - Shell
  • Jinda Nelson (Decom Development Manager) - Bilfinger and Decom North Sea Chair
  • Gordon Stirling - Offshore Contractors Association
  • Pauline Innes (Head of Decommissioning) - Oil and Gas Authority
  • Patrick Crawford (Managing Director) - Utility ROV Services

16:00 Break

16:10 Industry expert speaker 10-minute presentations and Q&A
  • David Rennie (Global Head of Energy) - Scottish Development International
  • James Brown (Director Patents: Energy) - Murgitroyd & Company
  • Catriona Stevenson (Co-Chair) - Oil and Gas UK SME Forum
  • John Duncan (Finance Director) - Alba Equity
  • Charlotte Stamper (Sector Manager - Energy Infrastructure) - Zero Waste Scotland
  • Craig Moir (Specialist, Enterprise Europe Network)  - Scottish Enterprise

17:40 ONE / SE Decommissioning Programme update / Decom North Sea update
  • Keith Mackie (SME Development Manager) - Opportunity North East
  • Will Rowley (Interim Managing Director) - Decom North Sea

17:50 - 18:00 Wrap Up (ONE)

Event details

17 November 2020

15:00 - 18:00