International Conference on Decommissioning of Offshore & Ship Structures - DOSS 2017

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This conference aims to explore the recent trends and innovative technologies in use in the decommissioning of Offshore and Sub-sea Structures. With £20 billion and upwards being spent yearly on the exploration and production of Oil and Gas in the UK alone, it is certain we will see a growing number of oil and gas installations decommissioned.

The requirement to decommission these offshore and subsea structures creates both issues and opportunities for the industries involved in the decommissioning process. These enormous, potentially hazardous structures must be carefully handled and recy-cled, whilst keeping in mind a myriad of economic, environmental and legal pressures.

This conference will feature high quality papers which will draw on the experiences of leading projects to showcase new innovations in technology for the future of offshore and subsea industries with the particular focus of their decommissioning. This conference also addresses some of the hottest issues currently impacting the offshore and subsea industries

Glasgow, the venue for this conference is a city which has many attractions. As the biggest and busiest city in Scotland, Glasgow is famous for its shopping and nightlife. The world famous Loch Lomond is only a few miles away and the picturesque city of Edinburgh is only 50 minutes journey by train.

Conference Themes

  • Identification and planning of the key steps in the decommissioning process
  • Investment in innovation & new technologies
  • Commercial strategies for decommissioning of offshore structures
  • Facilities and Infrastructure Development
  • Materials and Processes
  • Information Technology and Ship Dismantling
  • Ship Breaking Techniques
  • Well abandonment and cleaning techniques
  • Decommissioning options associated with topsides,steel jackets and concrete substructures
  • Treatment and disposal in the decommissioning process
  • Cost estimation of the decommissioning process
  • Recycling
  • Retrofitting & Performance Monitoring
  • Re-use of decommissioned offshore structures
  • Environmental impact assessment process
  • Managing Environmental Impact
  • Health and Safety Issues
  • Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

The Programme will include invited papers whose aim will be to present the main issues relevant to the above themes and application areas, thus providing additional impetus for an open exchange of ideas.

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners of Offshore & Subsea Structures
  • Offshore and Subsea Structure Operators, and Managers
  • Subsea and Offshore designers, Marine Engineers, Manufacturers
  • Safety and Risk Analysts
  • Research People & Practitioners
  • Financial and Approving authorities

Registration Cost:

The cost of the conference will be:

  • £450 + VAT (only for UK)
  • £300 + VAT (only for UK) for Students
  • £200 + VAT (only for UK) for one day attendance

The registration fee includes Conference Proceedings in USB, Lunches, Civic Reception and the Conference Dinner.

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The final date for the registration will be 8th June 2017

Next conference:

Date: 26-27 June 2017

Venue: The Corinthian Club,
191 Ingram St,
Glasgow, G1 1DA.

Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 15th February 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15th March 2017
  • Full Paper Submission: 20 May 2017
  • Registration Close: 8 Jun 2017

Organising Committee

  • Professor Purnendu Das, ASRANet Ltd