Decommissioning overview from BP

Win Thornton, VP Decommissioning, BP

At The North Sea: Should I stay or should I go?
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Speaker’s Biography

Over 40 years’ experience in offshore construction and decommissioning projects working as an operator (BP, Chevron, OXY), contractor (B&R, WorleyParsons) and consultant (TST, WINMAR). Win has a BSCE from Georgia Tech and an MSCE from the University of Houston. Industry recognized as an expert in offshore decommissioning and reuse. Managed the decommissioning of 250+ offshore facilities and 30+ reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Global work experience includes offshore decommissioning and reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, California, Alaska, Southeast Asia and South America. Championed for 30+ years the environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of obsolete platforms through placement in state sanctioned “Rigs-to-Reefs” programs.

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