Decommissioning of Offshore Petroleum Installations - A Comparative View
Recorded On: 11/03/2020
Organized by the Europe Chapter
Dr. Leon Moller, Law Lecturer (Energy, Maritime, Oil and Gas Law), Robert Gordon University
Felipe Boechem, Partner, Lefosse Advogados
Jim Christie, Director, Decide Wisely Ltd
Moderator: Uisdean Vass, Managing Director, VassPetro Limited
Given the maturity of the UKCS, Aberdeen is currently one of the most important petroleum decommissioning centres in the world. But decommissioning is casting a long shadow over multiple jurisdictions and it is vital that best practices be applied worldwide. Speakers of this webinar will analyse the two great Lusophone offshore producing jurisdictions, Angola and Brazil, as well as an important far Eastern jurisdiction, Thailand.
Dr. Leon Moller
Law Lecturer (Energy, Maritime, Oil and Gas Law), Robert Gordon University
Dr. Leon Moller is a Maritime and Energy Law Lecturer at Robert Gordon University Law School. Leon has some 20 years of academic and legal experience in the oil and gas and minerals sector. A native of Namibia, he is qualified to practice in Namibia and the UK, and has served as Petroleum Commissioner of Namibia.
Partner, Lefosse Advogados
Felipe Boechem is Head of Oil & Gas in Brazilian law firm Lefosse Advogados. Felipe is active in the upstream scene in Brazil, and also with respect to Petrobras transportation and downstream divestments. He previously served as petroleum consultant to the government of Mozambique and as a member of Shell Brasil’s legal team.
Principal, Decide Wisely
Jim Christie is the former Head of Worldwide Decommissioning at Marathon Oil Company and former Head of Decommissioning at the [UK] Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). While at the OGA, Jim played a lead role in developing the OGA Decommissioning Strategy. He currents advises operators and the supply chain.
Uisdean Vass (Moderator)
Managing Director, VassPetro Limited
Uisdean Vass is the Scottish co-ordinator for the AIPN and Managing Director at VassPetro Limited, Aberdeen. Uisdean is a prolific author and commentator on MER and has extensive experience in comparative petroleum regimes including the USA, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Offshore Canada and many others. He is qualified to practice in Scotland and Louisiana.