DEEPWATER GULF DECOMMISSIONING–3: Lease, revenue status determine short-term decommissioning activity

Mark J. Kaiser Louisiana State University Baton Rouge Mingming Liu China University of Petroleum Bejing Opportunities abound in the prolific deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), but several production structures have reached a stage in their lifecycles at which decommissioning is the next plan of action. In this series we have looked at the trends and risks in deepwater decommissioning (OGJ, Feb. 3, 2014, p. 60) and the types of structures that comprise the current inventory (OGJ, Mar. 3, 2014, p. 22). This third of the four-part series describes the status of structures grouped by their lease and gross revenue positions and their proximity to eventual decommissioning. This information will be...

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