Julian Foley Appointed to Decom Leadership Group

Julian Foley has been announced as a member of the newly formed Decommissioning Leadership Group (DLG) at the inaugural Decom North Sea Awards, organised by Decom North Sea in May and the group have now held their first meeting.

Julian who is the Waste Development Director and NORM Technical Authority at ASCO, was elected under the Onshore Dismantling and Waste Management category.

The aim of the DLG is to drive strategic direction and lead the development of an efficient and effective oil and gas decommissioning sector in the North Sea. One of the key actions from the first meeting was to initiate work groups in a number of areas to address topics of interest, and to create tangible deliverables to move the sector’s development forward.

Each DLG workgroup is anticipated to meet on a bi-monthly basis to move their assigned topic forward. The full DLG will meet at regular intervals to review progress to ensure it is aligned to the group’s overall strategy.

Julian Foley commented on his involvement with the DLG: "It's great to be involved in the DLG, my role is to help provide technical support and guidance for waste handling within the decommissioning sector. Key projects were identified at our first meeting in June and I am looking forward to getting stuck into the waste related project in the next couple of weeks."

Decom North Sea is the single topic, multi region membership organisation which connects capability with opportunity across the oil and gas decommissioning sector. It has grown since its inception in 2010 to more than 350 members drawn from operators, major contractors, service specialists and technology developers.

The DLG comprises:

Engineering Consultancies

  • John Cox, Intecsea
  • Steph Kiltie, PDi Limited
  • Mark Lauder, JEE
  • Dawn Robertson, Bureau Veritas
  • John Spiteri, Atkins


  • Eddie Grant, Mactech (Europe) Limited
  • Lawrie Kerr, Dräger Marine and Offshore
  • Jinda Nelson, Bilfinger Salamis UK Limited
  • Peter Sheves, Cape plc
  • Steven Simpson, Brimmond Group 

Integrating Contractors

  • Stuart Heggie, Babcock International Group
  • David Hutchinson, Petrofac Engineering & Production Services
  • Sam Long, Aker Solutions Limited
  • Stuart Martin, Ardent
  • Willem van Es, Wood

Onshore Dismantling and Waste Management

  • Julian Foley, ASCO
  • Andrea Gusmitta, Peterson
  • Lee Hanlon, CessCon
  • Craig Nicol, Veolia
  • Captain Calum Slater, Cromarty Firth Port Authority


  • Stephen Brown, CNR International (UK) Ltd
  • Alistair Gilmour, Chevron North Sea Limited
  • Innes Jordan, Nexen Petroleum UK Limited
  • Girish Kabra, Spirit Energy
  • Claire Mueller, Shell

Professional Services

  • Jim Christie, Decide Wisely Ltd
  • Alan Dick, Simmons & Co Intl
  • Callum Falconer, CRF Consultants
  • William Hazell, ERM
  • Sam Mathew, Accenture

Subsea and Marine

  • Matt Blair, Systems Engineering and Assessment Ltd
  • Dave Hamill, N- Sea
  • Tim Martin, Costain
  • Vikki Thom, Bibby Offshore
  • Boudewijn Versluijs, Boskalis


  • Catherine Campbell, Ardyne
  • William Inglis, Expro
  • Donald Mackay, Schlumberger
  • Steve Nairn, Helix Well Ops UK Limited
  • Stuart Wordsworth, CMC Limited
Notes to editors: 

ASCO provide specialist materials and equipment management from demand creation to fulfilment. By deploying lean methodology, innovative systems, and leveraging data analytics, ASCO is at the forefront of driving supply chain efficiency in the oil and gas industry. The company is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland and operates globally from over 70 locations worldwide, and employs over 1,500 people.

Supply base management operations are augmented by a suite of complementary services, including materials and warehouse management, waste management, decommissioning, transport and logistics, training, personnel provision, fuel services and marine management. ASCO also delivers a range of specialist technical and advisory services in marine, materials and inventory and lifting operations. Operations are delivered using world class technology via our proprietary integrated Logistics Management System (iLMS). ASCO is owned by DH Equity Partners and ASCO Management. To find out more, visit