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Title: Abandoning wells working group

Abstract

The primary objective of this working group is to identify major technical, regulatory, and environmental issues that are relevant to the abandonment of offshore wellbores. Once the issues have been identified, the working group also has the objective of making recommendations or providing potential solutions for consideration. Areas for process improvement will be identified and {open_quotes}best practices{close_quotes} will be discussed and compared to {open_quotes}minimum standards.{close_quotes} The working group will primarily focus on wellbore abandonment in the Gulf of Mexico. However, workshop participants are encouraged to discuss international issues which may be relevant to wellbore abandonment practices in the Gulf of Mexico. The Abandoning Wells Group has identified several major areas for discussion that have concerns related to both operators and service companies performing wellbore abandonments in the Gulf of Mexico. The following broad topics were selected for the agenda: (1) MMS minimum requirements and state regulations. (2) Co-existence of best practices, new technology, and P & A economics. (3) Liability and environmental issues relating to wellbore abandonment.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Minerals Management Service, New Orleans, LA (United States). Gulf of Mexico OCS Region; Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Center for Energy Studies
OSTI Identifier:
478102
Report Number(s):
CONF-960496-
ON: DE97005988; TRN: 97:003020-0003
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International workshop on offshore lease abandonment and platform disposal: technology, regulation, and environmental effects, New Orleans, LA (United States), 15-17 Apr 1996; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings: An international workshop on offshore lease abandonment and platform disposal: Technology, regulation, and environmental effects; Pulsipher, A. [ed.] [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Center for Energy Studies]; PB: 315 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 02 PETROLEUM; ABANDONED WELLS; REGULATIONS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; PUBLIC POLICY; GULF OF MEXICO; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; LIABILITIES

Citation Formats

NONE. Abandoning wells working group. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
NONE. Abandoning wells working group. United States.
NONE. Sat . "Abandoning wells working group". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/478102.
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