Thursday, 15 May 2008, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
Andy Halliwell, ConocoPhillips
Sponsorship is provided by Wood Mackenzie.
This event occurred on: Thursday, 15 May 2008, 6 p.m.
Depending on your point of view, decommissioning can be seen as a great opportunity or perhaps a heavy obligation. It?s been talked about for many years, and for the most part the industry has succeeded in putting off the day when we have to face this task, thanks to the soaring oil price. But it is only a deferral. We still face a multi-billion dollar obligation, so it is perhaps timely to look at what we know we have to do and the lessons learned from what we have done so far. What lessons can be learnt from the removal of Maureen in the UK and the ongoing cessation work in Ekofisk in Norway?
Andy Halliwell is General Manager of North Sea Technical Services for ConocoPhillips. He began his petroleum engineering career in 1979 at Exxon after studying at Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt Universities, and worked in various reservoir engineering and development planning roles. He joined Phillips in their Woking office in 1991 becoming their Capital Projects Manager in 1999, responsible for the Jade project and the decommissioning of the Maureen field. Following the merger in 2002 he moved to Aberdeen, eventually taking up his current position which includes responsibility for major projects and the Ekofisk Cessation activities.