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Thursday, 27 April 2017, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
North Sea Decommissioning and the Miller Project

Win Thornton, VP Decommissioning, BP Exploration Operating Company Limited

Please make your finalised booking before Monday, 24th April 2017.

Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.

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Funding for student participation from member universities provided by Scottish Oil Club.


The presentation will provide an overview of the North Sea decommissioning market and its capability drawing on BP’s experiences in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.


Over 40 years’ experience in offshore construction and decommissioning projects working as an Operator (BP, Chevron, OXY), Contractor (B&R, WorleyParsons) and Consultant (TST, WINMAR). Win has as BSCE from Georgia Tech and an MSCE from the University of Houston. Industry recognized as an expert in offshore decommissioning and reuse. Managed the decommissioning of 250+ offshore facilities and 30+ reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Global work experience includes offshore decommissioning and reuse projects in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, California, Alaska, Southeast Asia and South America. Championed for 30+ years the environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of obsolete platforms through placement in state sanctioned “Rigs-to-Reefs” programs.


Neither video nor audio recording is permitted at this event.

Members and guests are invited to convene between 17:30 and 18:00 for coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available). Meeting commences at 18:00. An opportunity for informal discussion between members and guests will follow the presentation in the Cocktail Bar where a pay-bar is available until commencement of the Discussion Dinner (Chatham House Rule) at about 20:00.

Menu: Asparagus & mascarpone cheese tart ~ Roast Sirloin of rose veal, wild mushroom & madeira sauce, seasonal vegetables & potatoes ~ Rhubarb panna cotta with caramelised pistachio nuts ~ Coffee and mints

Wine: Red: Brise de France Merlot, White: Brise de France Sauvignon Blanc

Special Venue Information

The Royal Scots Club offers SOC members special overnight rates for the night of the SOC meeting. Contact the Royal Scots Club on +44-131-556-4270 or book here.


Bookings for dinner are required. Bookings for you to attend only the presentation are normally not required (unless specified otherwise for a particular event), but we would appreciate if you could let us know anyway since we need to monitor the total head-count. There is no charge for attending the presentation-only.

Send your booking request by email to: bookings@scottishoilclub.org.uk. Please be specific about what you are booking for.

Cost: £35.00 Remittance can be by cheque, BACs transfer, credit card, or cash. We prefer BACS. If you pay cash at the event, please put cash in an envelope with your name and invoice number indicated on the envelope.

For more information on booking and paying, see How to Book and Pay.

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