Model estimates explosive costs

Gulf of Mexico Decommissioning—ConclusionAn analysis of Gulf of Mexico decommissioning operations showed that severing platforms with explosives is a time-invariant and structure-dependent operation that provides contractors the advantage of essentially knowing costs prior to executing the job.This concluding part of a five-part series on the cutting technology employed in decommissioning presents cost statistics and procedures for severing platforms with explosives.The first part of this series appeared in OGJ, Sept. 27, p. 41. The other parts followed in the Oct. 4, p. 37; Oct. 18, p. 44; and Nov. 1, p. 37, issues.Data sourceThe analysis compiled a database from 139 jobs in the gu...

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