THE third annual Decommissioning Awards have been launched.
The event, organised by industry body Decom North Sea, will be held in Aberdeen in May.
For the first time since their inauguration, the Decom Awards, which focuses on recognising excellence in the global offshore decommissioning sector, are open to all companies operating within the sector.
One of two new categories to be introduced is “Innovative Contracting Models”, sponsored by the Oil and Gas Authority, which reflects the sector move towards a new standard in contracting models.
John Warrender, Decom North Sea chief executive officer, said: “The move from traditional, operator-specific contracting models plays an important role in a successful decommissioning sector. Large decommissioning campaigns, which are managed more holistically by the supply chain, benefit from fit-for-purpose contracting models which will help create aggregation and the associated economies of scale.
“In terms of reducing the overall cost of decommissioning, the impact of innovation in this area cannot be underestimated and the intention of this category is to highlight best practice to the benefit of the wider industry.”
The “Young Professional” category, will be sponsored by Wood.
Craig Shanaghey, Wood’s president of operations services for Europe & Africa, said: “Wood is delighted to support Decom North Sea’s Young Professional Award which recognises upcoming talent in the sector.
“Decommissioning presents a significant opportunity for the North Sea and to ensure the success of this next phase of the industry, we need to embrace diversity, encourage the development of the next generation of professionals and recognise their contributions.”
Entries are open from now until Monday April 9.