Decom Mission celebrates sector performance with sixth annual awards

The winners of the sixth annual Decom Mission Awards (formerly Decom North Sea Awards) were announced on 16th May, at a ceremony held at in Aberdeen during the trade organisation’s Decom Week.

This year the Awards, which were established by Decom Mission to celebrate excellence across a number of areas in decommissioning, premiered two new categories for 2023 – Sustainability and Decommissioning Photography. The “Decom Mission Member” category continues to recognise outstanding achievement from within the organisation’s international membership.

Sam Long, Decom Mission CEO commented: “Sincere congratulations to all our winners – and indeed our finalists, who were chosen from the largest number of entrants received to date.

“As the decommissioning industry evolves, so do the Decom Mission Awards and the organisations who enter. Our winners this year reflect the impact that companies’ ongoing experience is having upon innovation, the emphasis placed upon sustainability and ESG across all operations, the increasingly international complexion of decommissioning and the understanding that this sector offers significant career opportunities to a vast range of emerging professionals.”

Winners of this year’s Decom Mission Awards are:

Decommissioning Photography: TAQA for “Models of Delivery”, which captures a sense of the scale of the lift and transport of the entire Brae Bravo topsides – weighing 36,000 tonnes – and upper jacket, for transportation ashore for dismantling.

Innovation in Decommissioning: James Fisher Decommissioning for SEABASS, a single trip system to abandon subsea wells which meets the global market criteria.


Emerging Professional in Decommissioning: Lewis MacKay of DeepOcean Subsea Services for his positive impact in the implementation of a digital twin model to assist in challenging structure recovery, his work to secure cutting edge subsea tooling and his continued success on the newly founded DeepOcean graduate scheme.

Sustainability: J+S Subsea for its multi-initiatives which are reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions, including the use of renewable energy sources and the adoption of sustainable practices in its supply chain.

Decom North Sea Member: Promethean Decommissioning Company, a Houston-based operator successfully connecting operators and supply chain through collaborative and innovative commercial models.