Operating with decommissioning in mind

Roger Esson, CEO, Decom North Sea

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

Roger joined Decom North Sea as Chief Executive in May 2016. Roger brings over 20 years’ highly relevant experience as DNS continues to play a critical part in the development of the UK decommissioning sector. Having held a variety of leadership positions within companies ranging from SMEs to tier 1 contactors, his previous roles have included time with Stork Technical Services and Amec Foster Wheeler’s decommissioning division. He has played an active role in the execution of several of the UK’s most signi cant decommissioning projects - including the MCP01, North West Hutton and Brent Delta installations - and is widely recognised for his stewardship of the oil and gas sector, not least through his participation on a number of industry boards and forums. Roger previously was a non-executive Director for DNS and involved in the decommissioning task group in OGUK. Roger graduated in 1995 with a BSc degree in Quantity Surveying from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and is also a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Need to know

Decom North Sea is the single topic, multi region membership organisation focussed on late life and decommissioning. As a not for profit organisation, Decom North Sea is working to enhance knowledge transfer and facilitate collaborative activities to deliver “game changing solutions” that minimise decommissioning costs, ensuring best value for tax payers and maximising business potential for its member companies. Decom North Sea has grown since its inception in 2010 to more than 400 members drawn from operators, major contractors, service specialists and technology developers. With decommissioning spend alone being forecast at an estimated £17.6 billion over the next decade (Oil & Gas UK Decommissioning Insight Report 2016), Decom North Sea play a vital role in solution development, cross sector learning and helping to build supply-chain capability. Decom North Sea work with a number of strategic partners including the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Oil & Gas UK to achieve these objectives."