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Decommissioning Cost Update for Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region Facilities Study

Office/Division Program
Project Number
Research Performing Activity
InterAct PMTI
Research Principal Investigator
M.K. (Val) Lerma, P.E.
Research Contract Award Value

This report provides a benchmark decommissioning cost for each fixed structure (i.e. platform) and is one of the inputs BOEM uses in determining whether a supplemental bond is required. The decommissioning process includes abandonment and removal of relevant wells and platforms, and all drilling and platform sites are cleared of obstructions.

Latest progress update

Project was completed on September 10, 2020 and posted here:…