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Nils Cohrs
Oil and Gas Operations Advisor (Previously Head of Decommissioning at Oil & Gas Authority UK) at Independent Consultant


Nils was the Head of Decommissioning for the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in the UK from October 2017 until December 2019. The OGA Decommissioning Team’s mission is to support and influence the cost reduction challenge for the overall UKCS decommissioning cost, targeting cost reductions of 35% safely and with due respect to all UK and international regulations. As a result of influencing the industry, including introducing benchmarking and dashboards to highlight performance, and championing collaboration, the industry has delivered a 17% reduction in decommissioning costs forecast to date (50% of the target set for 2022).

Nils graduated in Mechanical Engineering before commencing a varied international career of over 30 years (UK, Tunisia, Oman, Syria, Libya, Germany, The Netherlands and Iraq-KRG) in Operations Management for Operators such as Shell, Wintershall, Centrica and TAQA. This included work in the North Sea as OIM on Shell’s Brent A platform, for Wintershall as Operations Manager in the Dutch sector and Centrica Storage as Operations Director.

Agenda Sessions

  • Planning for Cost Effective Decommissioning