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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:03:18 AM

With approximately 2,996 production platforms (distinguished from drilling rigs) on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) records indicate that 813 platforms currently fit the criteria of idle iron or are non-producing in this region.

With such a huge number of platforms for the industry to decommission, it is more important than ever to share best practice approaches, new technological breakthroughs and project case studies to ensure that all projects are completed on time and on budget.

Below is the breakdown from BSEE on the non-producing assets within their jurisdiction:
•258 are on Expired/Terminated/Relinquished Leases
•432 have enough material to be considered under Rigs-to-Reefs: ?Only 156 are in water depths th
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 5:58:47 AM

time to send them to the old metal yunkyard... Reduce, reuse, recycle.
nsdp
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:41:39 PM

Pipelines have to be removed s soon as they are shutdown. What they are talking about here are abandoned, derelict or damaged platforms that are a menace to navigation.
tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:17:09 PM

Gulf of Mexico Decommissioning Projects Continue to Rise, when it's no longer worthwhile to operate or needed - remove them from their location ASAP.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
badbonita
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:18:01 PM

And these are capped lines that hopefully won't be abandoned to eventually crack and leak into the waters of the Gulf.
Asbury09
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:47:40 AM

anything to gouge the consumer
dlemma
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:37:45 AM

wonder how many of those were left abandoned because of Obama's stupid gulf moratorium, and his having Interior Secretary Ken Salazar criminally CHANGE a document put out by scientists to fit his liberal eco-nut agenda?
GoLancer4
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:24:40 AM

hmm
cableman31
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:14:40 AM

The AMERICAN TAXPEYER will end up with the bill for removal. GOD FORBID BIG OIL WOULD CLEANUP THEIR MESS.
hockey_24
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:13:45 AM

yep. that'll drive the price up
Buffalo Joe
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:13:24 AM

Just like outer space, full of clutter.
oilrobber
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:13:04 AM

These platforms should be gone through and salvaged for parts. Recycle what they can and what is no longer any good be sold for scrap. Oil Companies can use that money for other projects to help hold prices down.
mlmeng
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:12:30 AM

How can we get gas prices up higher? How? How? Oh wait! Decommission oil platforms and shut down refineries without replacements. Problem solved.
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:11:41 AM

They should be going down. pump prices that is.

[Edited by: KhelbenArunson at 2/10/2013 9:11:54 AM EST]
JENNYHK
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:11:22 AM

Rig litter.
FNB1967
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:11:08 AM

Sounds like a mess
mh44s
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:10:58 AM

Pump prices will continue to climb.
Chadgas
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:10:58 AM

We paid to have them built we will pay to have them removed.
falcons
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:10:32 AM

Force the oil company to remove non- producing wells.
garyr86
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:10:15 AM

Those who build it need to be responsible to take it down when done.
Livewire50
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:09:12 AM

If it's not producing, it needs to be removed by the oil companies now.
TC5504
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:08:53 AM

Another reason to raise gas prices.
olbuffdriver
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:08:50 AM

Fix or replace them, then resume production...oh, wait. Obongo wants that all to go to Brazil, Mexico or Cuba...what a commie douche.
BIGALRPH
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:08:08 AM

We need them producing!
Mariuxus
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:07:45 AM

ok...interesting...
JimL1
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:07:32 AM

Use them or remove them.
MTM
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:07:32 AM

And why would you decommission something needed so badly?
muquee
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:06:36 AM

This is an excuse to raise prices.
techque
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:06:36 AM

these old dilapidated platforms had the most potential for another devastating blowout.
mk9999
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:06:13 AM

Make big oil clean it all up.
tekguy
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:06:07 AM

Big Oil leaving a mess behind. Really?
Bus936
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:06:07 AM

If they are no longer in use then the oil company or contractor responsible for them needs to remove them, especially if they can't ascertain that they will ever be in use again.
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:04:35 AM

If the rig isn't being used why is it still there?
#12#_vabchusa
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:03:14 AM

About time to hold big oil accountable to clean up all their leftovers.
Drill4Petro
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:03:10 AM

Time to decommission the Obama Administration.
Kaiyne
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:01:36 AM

Not good.
outridin
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:01:26 AM

kinda like cats (burying waste) in a sand box.
what happens to what they leave behind?
MarAzul
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:01:11 AM

Good article.
4BigBob
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:00:47 AM

ok

cheap59
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:00:18 AM

These things will happen.
9C1
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:59:58 AM

If you read the whole story it looks like an add for the Decommissioning Summit in March.
nb52
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:59:30 AM

Too many bureaucrats!
taxiken
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:57:51 AM

So?
mahkokhan
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:57:04 AM

with the huge investment in mining, engineering, and fabricating/assembly one would be forced to think any plan that does not ensure 100% re-use and/or recycling be considered insane and a waste of these very expensive recoverable resources!
DerTaubman
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:56:58 AM

The next good hurricane should "decomission" at least a couple of them.
dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:55:55 AM

Because the oil is elsewhere.
ats621
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:54:46 AM

ok
bjdorval
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:54:20 AM

How many is BP de-commissioning?
sabob
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:53:45 AM

I don't think I'll attend
bigsranch
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:53:19 AM

The rigs to reefs program sounds interesting.
livewire300
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:53:13 AM

Interesting...
TravelinMan52
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:52:30 AM

Yet another part of government...
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