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Decommissioning "An Industry Evolving"

OGV Energy welcomes you to our OGV Community event for October, where we will be exploring the landscape in the decommissioning sector and assessing key market opportunities for supply companies. In partnership with Decom North Sea, we will be looking into the decommissioning capability of UK plc, the reality of key projects being executed here and the opportunities to export our skills to a global marketplace.

This event provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight from subject matter experts on the latest decommissioning opportunities.
  • Hear from the industry body on how the decommissioning landscape is changing.
  • Network with your peers and secure new business relationships.
Callum Falconer

Board Director, Decom North Sea

Callum has been in the oil and gas industry for over 35 years and was at Marathon Oil for 28 years, latterly evaluating late-life strategic and decommissioning development solutions for the Brae Field.

Callum has been an independent consultant since June 2016 advising on oil and gas operations and decommissioning strategy, and in 2017 was appointed Chief Executive to the newly formed partnership Dundeecom.

He is very active within the industry and was on the IOGP decommissioning committee. A member of the Board of Directors for Decom North Sea from 2011 until 2015, he held the position of Chair during 2014/15 before being re-elected onto the Board of Directors in 2019.

Lee Hanlon

CEO of CessCon Decom

Lee Hanlon has over 20 years’ oil and gas industry experience gained through multiple engineering and management roles in commissioning, operations, maintenance and decommissioning, for a variety of oil and gas companies and contractors across Europe

Lee is owner and CEO of CessCon Decom, a decommissioning service provider established in 2018 to deliver safe, innovative, cost-effective and environmentally responsible decommissioning services with a strong focus on the circular economy

As CEO, Lee has grown CessCon Decom into a global decommissioning service provider with operations in the UK, Scandinavia and South East Asia


Lee is committed to developing new methodologies towards his goal of achieving the highest possible reuse and recycling rates of oil & gas infrastructure, further contributing towards establishing the UK as a global leader in the decommissioning sector

Andy Buchan

Founder and CEO of Hiretech Limited


Andy Buchan is the founder and CEO of Hiretech Limited.  He has over 35 years’ experience working directly in the energy industry, complemented by qualifications in engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Over the past 25 years, Andy has founded and managed two businesses focusing on the design, manufacture, refurbishment and hire of oilfield equipment.  Hiretech Limited was founded in 2010 and has grown steadily, both domestically and internationally.  The company was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2020.  Prior to this, Andy founded and managed Buchan Technical Services Ltd for 11 years, growing it successfully and employing 50 people, before selling it in 2007.

Marc Swinton

Rig Manager of the Stena Spey

Marc is currently the Rig Manager of the Stena Spey and at this time is managing the rig through a batch set decommissioning project in Ireland.

He started his career by completing a time-served modern apprenticeship in the Nuclear Energy sector as a Maintenance Engineer, specialising in Mechatronics.   Leaving the power station to develop his engineering career he joined BP Shipping where he gained Officer of the Watch status. Marc was then given the opportunity to work with P&O cruises followed by Hoverspeed.  This Involved working on Sea Cats from Dover to Calais during the summer as a Second Engineer with high speed craft endorsement and in the winter, he based himself in either the Mediterranean or Caribbean working on private and commercial yachts as Chief Engineer.

In 2006 Marc made the decision, having spent virtually no time at home for the previous 6 years to join Stena Drilling and ultimately the Stena Tay as a Fast Track Drilling Trainee.  He rose to Assistant Driller very quickly giving his background. His time spent on the Tay was in West Africa mostly with a Short period in Gulf of Mexico.

He then changed rig and was off to Korea to standby the build of Stena DrillMAX as an Assistant Driller, he stayed with the rig whilst working in Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico. The 3-year training period came to an end and he was on the move again back to Korea, this time to the Stena Forth where he would spend the next 5 years working in various locations around the world as Main Well Driller and Forward Planner.

A desire to return to engineering and being land-based led Marc to become a project superintendent using his experience as an operator and engineer in assisting with projects to eventually project managing 5-yearly class renewal projects and upgrades.  Following that he became the Engineering Superintendent for the Stena Don in 2016 and Rig Manager in 2019 where he managed the Stena Don before being assigned to the Spey in in the UK sector in January 2021. 

Jinda Nelson

Decommissioning Development Manager - Bilfinger Salamis UK

Jinda is a Decommissioning Development Manager at Bilfinger Salamis UK, dividing her time between operations, innovation, technical and business development. She is dedicated to increasing the UK’s market share in decommissioning. As a strategic driver within Bilfinger, Jinda excels in capturing and delivering opportunities and is heavily involved in all aspects of decommissioning, from concept to completion, and is key in developing strategic action plans.

Jinda comes from a varied technical background and holds a BSc honours degree in Architectural Technology from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University.

She has previously spent more than 8 years in the Middle East running her own business, then consulting throughout the Persian Gulf. She has worked with the British Embassy in Bahrain as a warden and has vast national and international experience in global business.

Jinda’s holistic understanding of design and construction, underpinned by time spent in a mechanical engineering post working on various projects, including FPSOs, ideally positions her to add value to reverse engineering/ decommissioning. She is involved in a number of live decommissioning projects both offshore and at UK quaysides.

Jinda has been heavily involved with the Decommissioning Leadership Group and served time in the Market Intelligence Group. 


Matt Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer at Well-Safe Solutions

Matt joined Well-Safe from ConocoPhillips where he led UK P&A Engineering and Strategy and was pivotal in the Southern North Sea Decommissioning project, having completed over 50 wells since 2014. Prior to that, Matt held many Well, Engineering and Operations roles at ConocoPhillips including Drilling Superintendent for Central North Sea HPHT and Subsea campaigns and as Lead Senior Drilling Engineer for the Jasmine HPHT development. With almost 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of North Sea well types through drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment, Matt has seen the complete well life cycle and has depth of experience in addressing the technical challenges of P&A design and operations execution.

Matt has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE. Additionally, Matt is current co-chair of the Oil and Gas UK Well Abandonment workgroup and led the 2017 update to the Well Abandonment Guidelines and is at the forefront of Well P&A in the UK North Sea.

As Chief Operating Officer at Well-Safe, Matt leads the technical team to design safe and efficient well P&A for clients, ensuring the best possible solutions are implemented that mitigate individual well and field wide risks.