John C. Crowell Graduate Award Form

IDLE IRON
Lance C. Labiche
District Operations Support
Section Chief
CURRENT
CURRENT REGULATIONS
REGULATIONS
§ 250.1703 What are the general requirements for
decommissioning?
When your facilities are no longer useful for operations, you must:
(a) Remove all platforms and other facilities;
Current Regulations
§ 250.1711 - When will BSEE order me to permanently
plug a well?
BSEE will order you to permanently plug a well if that well:
(a) Poses a hazard to safety or the environment; or
(b) Is not useful for lease operations and is not capable of oil, gas, or
sulphur production in paying quantities.
NTL
NTL
The NTL Defines “No longer useful for operations”
which is used in the regulations for:
• Wells
• No production 5 years
• No plans for future operations
• Platforms
• Toppled
• Has not been used in past 5 years for operations
associated with exploration, development or
production of oil/gas
NTL
NTL REQUIREMENTS
REQUIREMENTS
• Idle Wells must perform one of the following
within 3 years:
– PA the well in accordance 250.1712 - .1717; or
– TA the well in accordance 250.1721; or
– Provide the well with downhole isolation. Within 2
years of setting downhole plugs, they must either
PA/TA the well
• Idle platforms must be removed as soon as
possible, but not longer than 5 years after it
became no longer useful.
IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION
• A total of 156 letters went out to operators
• BSEE received a total of 97 idle iron plans in response to
October 2010 idle iron letters
• These 97 plans cover
–
–
–
–
3092 idle wells (96 %) of 3233 total idle wells
1056 expired wells (85 %) of 1246 total expired wells
600 idle platforms (97 %) of 617 total idle platforms
259 expired platforms (89 %) of 292 total expired platforms
• 37 of these plans request future use.
– All future use plans have been sent to our Production and
Development section for review
TA
’d Wells
TA’d
Wells
Total Wells TA’d
1200
No. of Wells
1000
800
600
400
200
0
pre1970
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
20
20
20
20
20
20
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
10
08
06
04
02
00
98
96
94
92
90
88
86
84
82
80
78
76
74
72
70
No. of Wells
PA
’d Wells
PA’d
Wells
Total Wells PA’d
1000
900
800
700
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
Well
Well Abandonment
Abandonment Permits
Permits
PA - 1244
TOTAL
TA - 906
Actual
Actual Wells
Wells Abandoned
Abandoned
N u m b e r o f W e lls A b a n d o n e d
PA
TA
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
10
11
12
1
2
3
4
5
6
2010
7
8
9
10
2011
PA
34
126
47
42
36
62
83
76
130
96
111
54
16
TA
27
29
43
16
35
46
46
31
80
53
80
58
13
TOTAL
PA - 913
TA - 557
List
List of
of idle
idle wells
wells
C OM P ANY
A P A C H E C O R P O R A T IO N
C H E V R O N U S A IN C
EN ERG Y PART NER S LTD
E N E R G Y R ES O U R C E T EC H N O L O G Y G O M IN C
B LA C K E L K E N E R G Y O F F S H O R E O P E R A T IO N S L LC
D Y N A M IC O F F S H O R E R E SO U R C E S L LC
W & T O F F S H O R E IN C
E N E RG Y X X I G O M LL C
M A R IN E R E N E R G Y R E S O U R C E S I N C
H ILC O R P E N E R G Y G O M LLC
N E X E N P E T R O L E U M U S A IN C
S T O N E E N E R G Y C O R P O R A T IO N
G O M S HE L F LLC
A N K O R E N E RG Y L LC
M C M O R A N O IL & G A S L L C
U N IO N O I L C O M P A N Y O F C A L I F O R N I A
S H E LL O F F S H O R E IN C
M E R IT E N E R G Y C O M P A N Y L L C
A N G L O -S U I S S E O F F S H O R E P A R T N E R S L L C
E N I U S O P E R A T I N G C O IN C
P IS C E S EN E R G Y L LC
M A R IT E C H R E S O U R C E S IN C
J X N I P P O N O I L E X P L O R A T I O N U S A L I M IT E D
A T P O IL & G A S C O R P O R A T IO N
T AY LO R E N E R G Y C O M P A N Y LL C
P E T R O V E N T U R E S IN C
M E D C O EN E R G I U S LLC
C O N N E N E R G Y IN C
E L P A S O E &P C O M P A N Y LP
S A N D R ID G E O F F S H O R E L L C
E X X O N M O B IL C O R P O R A T IO N
F O R E S T O IL C O R P O R A T I O N
M A R IN E R E N E R G Y I N C
M O B IL O I L E X P L O R A T I O N & P R O D U C
A R E N A O F F SH O R E LP
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M A T A G O R D A I S L A N D G A S O P E R A T IO N S L L C
B A N D O N O IL A N D G A S LP
N O R TH S T A R O F FS H O R E E N E RG Y P A RT NE R S L LC
W E S T P O R T R E S O U R C E S C O R P O R A T IO N
C E N T U R Y E X P L O R A T IO N N E W O R L E A N S I N C
D Y N A M IC O F F S H O R E R E SO U R C E S N S L LC
D E V O N E N E R G Y P R O D U C T IO N C O M P A N Y LP
E N E R G Y R ES O U R C E T EC H N O LO G Y IN C
M C O FFS H O R E PE T RO LE U M L LC
P E TR O Q UE S T E N ER G Y LL C
ID L E W E L L S
3 85
3 72
1 66
1 42
1 40
1 40
1 39
1 34
1 28
96
94
84
55
45
41
35
34
29
23
22
21
20
19
18
16
14
13
11
11
11
9
9
9
9
8
8
8
7
7
7
6
6
5
5
5
5
A N A DA R K O PE T RO LE U M C O RP O R A T IO N
H E S S C O R P O R A T IO N
M O NF O R T E EX P L O R A T IO N L .L.C.
B H P B ILL IT O N P E T R O LE UM ( A M ER ICA S ) IN C
C A S T E X O F F S H O R E IN C
E A S T CA M E R O N PA R T N E RS LP
H U NT O IL C O M PA N Y
B H P B ILL IT O N P E T R O LE UM ( G O M ) INC
E L P A S O E X PL O R A T IO N & P R O D UC T IO N M A NA G E M E NT IN C
G UL F S T A R E N E RG Y INC
H O U S T O N E X P LO R A T IO N CO M P A NY
M A R A T H O N O IL CO M P A NY
M A T RIX O IL & G A S INC
P A LM E N ER G Y O F F S HO RE LL C
P E N NZ E N E RG Y C O M P A N Y
P E R EG RIN E O IL & G AS II LL C
T EX A C O E X P LO RA T IO N A ND P RO D
V IRG IN O F F S HO RE US A INC
X T O O F F SH O R E IN C
A P A CH E DE E P W A T E R L LC
A P E X O IL & G AS INC
A Q UILA E NE R G Y RE S O U R CE S CO RP O RA T IO N
B A D G E R O IL C O R P O R A T IO N
B O IS D'A RC O F F SH O RE LT D
C O N O C O P H ILLIP S CO M P AN Y
E N E RG Y D EV E L O P M E NT C O RP O R A T IO N
F A IR W A YS O F F S HO RE E X P LO R A T IO N IN C
F L E X T R EN D D E V E LO P M E N T C O M P A NY LL C
F R E E P O R T M CM O R AN E NE R G Y LLC
K E R R- M CG E E C O R P O R A T IO N
K E R R- M CG E E O IL & G A S CO R PO RA T IO N
L IN D ER O IL C O M P A N Y, A P A RT NE R S HIP
L LO G EX P L O R A T IO N O F F S H O R E L LC
M A N T I O P E RA T IN G C O M P A NY
M A R LIN C O A S T A L , LL C
M A R UB E N I O IL & G A S US A IN C
M U R PH Y E X P L O R AT IO N & P RO DU C T IO
N E W F IE LD EX P L O R A T IO N C O M PA N Y
N O B L E E N ER G Y INC
O F F S H O R E E N ER G Y II LL C
R O O S T E R P E T R O L EU M LL C
S H E LL G U L F O F M E X IC O INC
S H E LL O IL C O M P A N Y
S IG N A L O IL & G A S C O M PA N Y
T AN A EX P L O R A T IO N C O M PA N Y L LC
T EN G AS C O INC
V INT A G E PE T RO LE U M IN C
W AL T E R O IL & G AS C O R PO R AT IO N
T O T AL
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2 ,6 48
New
New Idle
Idle Wells
Wells
New Idle Wells
(last production > 10/15/2006)
C O M P ANY
A N K O R E N E R G Y L LC
A P A C H E C O R P O R A T IO N
A R E N A O F F SH O R E LP
A T P O IL & G A S C O R P O R A T IO N
B LA C K E L K E N E R G Y O F F S H O R E O P E R A T IO N S L LC
B O IS D 'A R C O F F SH O R E LT D
B P EX P L O R A T IO N & P R O D U C T IO N IN C
C H EV R O N U S A IN C
C O N N E N E R G Y IN C
D Y N A M IC O F F S H O R E R E SO U R C E S L LC
E A S T C A M E R O N PA R T N E R S LP
E N E R G Y P A RT N E R S L T D
E N E R G Y R ES O U R C E T EC H N O LO G Y G O M IN C
E N E R G Y X X I G O M LL C
E N I U S O P ER A T IN G C O IN C
E X X O N M O B IL C O R P O R A T IO N
G O M S H E L F LLC
H E S S C O R P O R A T IO N
H ILC O R P E N E R G Y G O M LLC
L IN D ER O IL C O M P A N Y, A P A RT N E R S H IP
L LO G EX P L O R A T IO N O F F S H O R E L LC
M A N T I O P E R A T IN G C O M P A N Y
M A R IN E R E N E R G Y R E SO U R C E S IN C
M A R U B E N I O IL & G A S U S A IN C
M A T AG O R D A IS LA N D G A S O P E R A T IO N S LL C
M A T R IX O IL & G A S IN C
M C M O R A N O IL & G AS LL C
M E D C O EN E R G I U S LLC
M E R IT EN E R G Y C O M PA N Y L LC
N E X E N P E T R O LE U M U S A IN C
P IS C E S EN E R G Y L LC
S H E LL O F F S H O R E IN C
S T O N E E N ER G Y CO R PO R A T IO N
T AN A EX P L O R A T IO N C O M PA N Y L LC
U N IO N O IL C O M P A N Y O F C A LIF O R N IA
V IR G IN O F F S H O R E U S A IN C
W & T O F F S HO R E IN C
W AL T E R O IL & G AS C O R PO R AT IO N
X T O O F F SH O R E IN C
G ran d T o ta l
G ran d T o ta l
4
28
2
4
5
1
1
15
1
11
1
5
11
8
1
1
1
1
7
1
1
1
7
1
1
1
5
1
3
8
3
4
6
1
1
1
4
1
2
1 61
Platform
Platform Removal
Removal Permits
Permits
Platform Removal Permits Approved Since 10/15/2010
(effective date of NTL)
Major, 145, 42%
Major
Minor
Minor, 198, 58%
* 343 total platform removal permits approved
Actual
Actual Platforms
Platforms Removed
Removed since
since 10/15/10
10/15/10
Operator
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Apache Corporation
Energy XXI GOM, LLC
Mariner Energy, Inc.
McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC
JX Nippon Oil Exploration (U.S.A.) Limited
Maritech Resources, Inc.
Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc.
Merit Energy Company, LLC
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc.
Rosetta Resources Offshore, LLC
Royal Production Company, Inc.
Stone Energy Corporation
Forest Oil Corporation
Mariner Gulf of Mexico LLC
Northstar Offshore Energy Partners, LLC
Dynamic Offshore Resources, LLC
Pisces Energy LLC
Energy Partners, Ltd.
EOG Resources, Inc.
GOM Shelf LLC
Minor Major Grand Total
19
6
25
14
4
18
14
2
16
6
8
14
8
5
13
5
7
12
7
4
11
7
3
10
5
5
10
3
5
8
6
1
7
6
1
7
6
1
7
7
7
6
6
3
3
6
6
6
3
2
5
5
5
4
4
2
2
4
4
4
* 254 total platforms removed
Bandon Oil and Gas, LP
Callon Petroleum Operating Company
LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C.
Millennium Offshore Group, Inc.
Petsec Energy Inc.
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation
Century Exploration New Orleans, Inc.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.
Northstar Interests, L.C.
Union Oil Company of California
W & T Offshore, Inc.
XTO Offshore Inc.
Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners, LLC
Apex Oil & Gas, Inc.
Arena Offshore, LP
El Paso E&P Company, L.P.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fairways Offshore Exploration, Inc.
Gryphon Exploration Company
HC Resources, LLC
Helis Oil & Gas Company, L.L.C.
Hunt Oil Company
Legacy Resources Co., L.P.
Noble Energy, Inc.
Palm Energy Offshore, L.L.C.
Remington Oil and Gas Corporation
Ridgelake Energy, Inc.
Samson Contour Energy E&P, LLC
Sojitz Energy Venture, Inc.
Tana Exploration Company LLC
The Houston Exploration Company
TOTAL
1
3
2
1
3
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
161
1
1
1
1
1
1
93
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
254
PATH
PATH FORWARD
FORWARD
• Idle Iron plans have been entered into Access tracking
database
• Abandonment Plan acceptance letters are being sent to
companies that submitted abandonment plans
• Weekly reviews will be conducted to ensure compliance
with activity schedule in abandonment plan
• Updates to plans will be submitted annually or on an as
needed basis
QUESTIONS?
QUESTIONS?
THANK YOU!
[email protected]
Website: www.bsee.gov
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