The U.S. Gulf of Mexico currently has about 1600 offshore platforms in Federal waters with up-to-date accounting on the BSEE Offshore Infrastructure Dashboard. GORI is working with Gulf of Mexico oil and gas operators to evaluate offshore platforms at the end of their oil and gas producing life. By law, these platforms must be removed or reefed at the end of their producing life unless they are approved for alternate uses by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) under 30 CFR Part 585 Subpart J. These regulations were authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
The BOEM Gulf of Mexico Protraction Finder can be used to locate the Federal OCS lease blocks and platform locations.
The platforms we are currently working with are described below:
Peregrine Oil and Gas Platforms
- North Padre Island 975 “A” Platform
- North Padre Island 969 “JA” Platform
- West Cameron 565 “A” Platform – water depth 200’