About the Symposium

Themed “Doing the Right Thing”, the SPE Symposium: Asia Pacific Offshore Decommissioning and Well P&A is scheduled to be held on 7 – 8 November 2022 in Perth, Australia.

The symposium aims to be the key platform for industry leaders, subject matter experts, regulators, service and technology providers as well as researchers to address challenges, success stories and lessons learned in the offshore decommissioning and well P&A activities primarily in today’s challenging economic climate. 

For decades, billions have been invested in creating the infrastructure necessary to support offshore exploration and production of oil and gas such as offshore platforms, pipelines, and production facilities. Many of these assets are now approaching the end of their lifecycle, and for the operators, this end-of-life stage will involve reinvesting in extending operations or the plugging and abandoning (P&A) of wells, followed by decommissioning.

In today’s environment where achieving operational sustainability is critical, there is now a greater focus on collaboration in decommissioning projects where cost saving is paramount. Meeting the technical challenges of decommissioning will require not only technological advancement but also strategic approaches in collaboration to improve efficiency, knowledge sharing and reduce costs. Moreover, physical, regulatory, economic, and logistical inhibitors make decommissioning both technically and financially challenging.

The symposium programme will feature in-depth discussions on project challenges, innovative solutions and the way forward to strategically navigate the financial, operational, and regulatory complexities involved in decommissioning and well P&A projects.

Who Should Attend

Professionals in:

Asset Management

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cost Engineering and Estimation

Decommissioning and Abandonment

Drilling and Completions

Front End Engineering and Development

Health, Safety, and Environment

Offshore Facilities and Structural Management

Operations Engineering

Production Engineering

Project Delivery

Regulations and Policy

Research and Academia

Subsea and Subsurface Management

Supply Chain

Well Plug and Abandonment (P&A)

Wells Fluid and Cementing

Wells Management