Experience. Insight. Independence.

We are the well decommissioning experts.

Established in 2016 and working across the entire oil and gas sector, all our Consultants are UK Chartered Engineers with extensive and complementary experience in technical, managerial and board level roles working for operators and a diverse range of clients worldwide.

No­-one understands the industry context better:

  • We’re trusted advisors to government and industry, and have represented operators on cross-­industry decommissioning forums
  • We’ve helped write well decommissioning standards and industry guidelines
  • We have access to an unparalleled network of industry experts
  • We have undertaken extensive research into decommissioning provision and liabilities at corporate level


Profile of Stephen Jewell

Stephen Jewell

Managing Director

Steve has spent most of his 30­-year career in senior management and board level roles within operator companies. These have included Area Asset Manager for four major North Sea fields, Global Head of Drilling and Well Technology for a mid­cap multinational and founder and COO of a leading European unconventional gas operator.

He joined Conoco in 1982 and has a strong background in all aspects of well construction and subsurface engineering, including global responsibilities related to rig procurement and corporate technical excellence.

Steve’s considerable capability includes:

  • Advising a European National Government Agency on all drilling and well related matters, including decommissioning.
  • Contributing to the DECC­ sponsored study evaluating long­term risks on plugging CO2 storage wells.
  • Wide ranging well decommissioning experience including as study lead for an Oil & Gas UK­ commissioned review of the requirements for deepwater well abandonment worldwide and similar project work for a leading operator in the Falkland Islands basin.


Independent Assurance

From well engineering and operations to subsurface geology, we have unrivalled knowledge of well decommissioning; its risks and uncertainties.


Industry leading training to embed the right approach to well decommissioning in the energy industry’s mindset.

Specialist Insights

Whether it is leading edge technology developments or stochastic economic modelling, Well Decom offers specialist services to support and deliver the best decommissioning solutions to the entire Oil and Gas sector.

— What we offer isn’t simply refinement; it’s a holistic approach to well decommissioning. —