Petrodec is a responsible offshore contractor, ready to deliver safe, efficient and
innovative Decommissioning or re-use solutions.
Responsible for our past,
current and future actions
Strive to develop out-of-the-box
methods and techniques
Sharing the effort needed to deliver successful outcomes
Always strive for more
efficient and leaner operations
Be leaders in safe
Work towards a cleaner and
more sustainable offshore environment
YOUR DECOMMISSIONING PARTNER
Petrodec is convinced that decommissioning Oil and Gas installations is the new frontier industry. It is composed of highly motivated individuals who have decided to steer their career towards the latest challenge faced by the O&G industry: Erasing its footsteps.
The Petrodec team sees the challenge of decommissioning as the new frontier within the oil & gas industry and shares a common goal of a full decommissioning service offering, from P&A through to recycling. The team has decades of combined experience in high-profile project management, bringing a mix of O&G operator and offshore contractor engineering skill sets to its clients.
Our ambitions are only as high as our work ethic and our thirst for efficiency. To achieve this, we have put together a management team that:
- is strong but as streamlined as any decommissioning project should be
- has over 100 years of high-profile project management experience
- lives the dream of decommissioning for future generations
- is as international as our industry can be
- has full technical control of our operations
- is the perfect mix between O&G operator and Offshore contractor background
- can address the full chain of activities from P&A, to structural removal all the way to recycling
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Stéphane Barc has more than 15 years of technical and senior management experience in operating companies. With an extensive background in drilling & well engineering and operations, he then successively occupied senior positions in business development, mergers and acquisitions prior to leading the procurement and supply chain activity for a large independent Oil & Gas operator. He joined Petrodec at the very start of the adventure with a strong motivation to seize the decommissioning market opportunity.
Rainier Verhulst brings over 30 years of experience in technical and senior management roles with offshore contractors.
Having over 15 years of Finance experience in international organisations, Jean-Claude has held various management reporting and financial controlling roles and has an extensive background in industries ranging from Banking to Speciality Chemicals (Oil & Gas downstream) and now in Decommissioning at Petrodec.
Jürgen has over 20 years of experience and deep knowledge of Health, Safety & Environment and the Oil & Gas industry. Prior to joining Petrodec, he worked for a leading E&P Company and was responsible for the UK and NL North Sea offshore operations. Within this role he acted as the Chairman of the NOGEPA Health and Safety Committee implementing the EU Regulatory changes to the Oil & Gas industry. He began his career with well operations such as Plug & Abandonment and then redirected his focus towards Safety & Environment.
CATHERINE SMIT-DE MELO
Supply Chain Manager
Bringing 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry in the areas of purchasing and finance as well as in global supply chain at a multinational company, Catherine’s career has taken her from France to Spain to the Netherlands where she is now the Supply Chain Manager at Petrodec.
With more than 15 years of experience in managing offshore assets, marine operations and projects, Guus gained his broad experience in various countries while executing heavy lift, transport, engineering, installation and decommissioning projects in the oil and gas as well as renewable industry. He joined Petrodec to share his experience and join a multi-skilled and multi-cultural team allowing for an integral approach to decommissioning and to deliver an efficient approach based on synergy.
JAN ADRIAAN VAN DER WAL
Well Services Manager
Jan has 15 years of oil and gas operator experience in North Sea drilling, workover and P&A operations. He has held positions as senior drilling engineer, supervisor, superintendent and senior drilling/workover inspector for the Dutch State Supervision of Mines. Jan joined Petrodec at an early stage of the company’s establishment with a positive motivation in helping Petrodec become the preferred One-Stop-Decom-Shop.
Thomas Poncot brings over 10 years of experience in technical management for operating companies to his present role. With an engineering background in Oil & Gas - Production, Drilling and Reservoir, he successively held management positions in Production Operations and Projects for a large independent Oil & Gas operator. He joined Petrodec at its inception as Project Manager for the Erda conversion project.