Brian Nixon News

18 Mar 2014

Decom North Sea to Host “Lunch and Learn”

Decom North Sea chief executive Brian Nixon

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, is hosting a “lunch and learn” event to give supply chain companies the opportunity to present their offshore decommissioning capabilities and encourage knowledge share among members. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 19, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Aberdeen, from 12-2 p.m. The event will include a presentation from Claxton Engineering, a company providing a broad range of cutting and abandonment services using methodologies that have been deployed on more than 260 well abandonments and slot recoveries.

07 Jan 2014

Decom North Sea to Host Lunch and Learn

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, will host a lunch and learn event to share valuable insight into decommissioning, including lessons learned from recent projects. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 15, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Aberdeen, from 12-2 p.m. The event will include a presentation from Offshore Installation Services (OIS), a contractor specialising in decommissioning project management that recently completed its 17th offshore campaign by permanently abandoning six wells in the Central North Sea.

17 Jun 2013

Decom North Sea to Host Lunch and Learn Event

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, will host a lunch and learn to provide attendees with an insight into supply chain companies’ decommissioning capabilities. The lunch and learn event will take place on June 19 at the Palm Court Hotel in Aberdeen from noon-2 p.m., where three companies will give presentations on their expertise and raise awareness of their services. The event is the latest in a regular series of talks to allow both members and non- members of DNS to attend presentations from major operators and contractors, along with an opportunity to collaborate and network. This month's lunch and learn will include presentations from EOT Cutting Services, Norisol Norge AS and SMRU Ltd.

21 Mar 2013

UK Energy Minister To Attend Decommissioning Event

UK Energy Minister John Hayes is due to speak at a new one-day event for the oil & gas decommissioning sector established to help overcome the challenges facing companies dealing with infrastructure that has come to the end of the lifecycle. He joins a line-up including some of the oil & gas decommissioning sector’s most experienced figures who will present at Decom Offshore 2013, being held by Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum. It is taking place in Aberdeen on March 27. The aim of the day, entitled ‘‘Decom Offshore – Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities’, is to introduce operators and major contractors to innovative technologies, techniques and solutions which can help overcome key issues faced in decommissioning projects.

10 Oct 2012

Decommissioning Body Elects New Directors

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, held its annual general meeting last night in St Andrews, with 10 new directors elected from across all sectors of the decommissioning industry. The meeting heard that the supply chain body now has 213 fee paying members. Attendees were also given an overview of Decom North Sea activity over the past year and an update on progress against the various strategic objectives. Brian Nixon, Decom North Sea’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have elected a board of experienced directors to Decom North Sea. These industry professionals bring experience and knowledge from various sectors of the industry, which is vitally important for DNS going forward.

08 Jun 2012

Decom North Sea to Host Offshore Forum

Brian Nixon, DNS Chief Executive

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum will feature three major oil services companies at the latest of its lunch and learn events which allows supply chain companies the opportunity to present their offshore decommissioning capabilities to operators and major contractors. The event is in Aberdeen on Wednesday June 13, and will include presentations from Halliburton, AGR Subsea and BIS Inspection. DNS chief executive Brian Nixon said: “Our previous lunch and learn events have proven to be very successful…

21 Mar 2012

Sharp Rise Seen in North Sea Decommissioning

Decom North Sea (DNS), the organization which represents the North Sea’s oil and gas decommissioning industry, has welcomed changes in the budget which will boost the sector, leading to new jobs and investment in new equipment. With annual decommissioning expenditure in the North Sea forecast to top £1billion within a few years and a total of about £35billion due to be spent over the next 20 to 30 years, DNS had called for the budget to provide long-term certainty. The forum has around 200 members, drawn from across the full spectrum of the industry, including operators and contractors. The Government announced it will introduce a package of oil and gas measures to secure billions of pounds of additional investment in the UK Continental Shelf…

18 Aug 2011

O&G industry body Decom North Sea acts to try to ease predicted skills shortages

DNS Chief Executive Brian Nixon

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, has commissioned research into the future labour and skills requirements for the growing decommissioning sector to try to alleviate predicted skills shortages in future. With more than £1billion a year of decommissioning expenditure forecast for the UK North Sea by 2015 and only 7% of projects completed to date, DNS will make its findings available to training bodies to help ensure appropriately skilled people are available.

05 May 2011

Drewry and Cleartrade Exchange unveil World Container Index

London, May 5, 2011. Drewry and Cleartrade Exchange have today unveiled the World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a global index which can be used by physical and derivative market participants to manage freight risk. The index will report individual market prices on major East-West container shipping routes. Initially prices for 11 individual routes and a composite index will be reported each week. These will cover trade in both directions between Asia, North America and Europe.

25 Aug 2010

Decom North Sea Helps Supply Chain Companies

Brian Nixon chief executive Decom North Sea at Aberdeen Harbour. Photo courtesy ThinkPR(Scotland) Ltd

An industry body set up to ensure businesses are ready to secure opportunities from decommissioning work over the coming years will shortly launch a major mapping exercise to help the supply chain benefit from the $38.6b to $46.3b of North Sea work forecast for the future. The work by Decom North Sea will help promote the capability and capacity of the North Sea supply chain for decommissioning projects, as well as showcasing supply chain companies and their individual expertise and experience.

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