BSEE Requests Comments on Potential Impacts of Decom-in-Place on the OCS

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Recently, our colleagues Amanda Halter, Stella Pulman and Ashleigh Acevedo published their Client Alert titled BSEE Decommission-in-Place Discussions Present Opportunity discussing the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Request for Information Regarding Potential Impacts of Decommissioning-in-Place of Pipeline-Related Infrastructure in Deepwater.  Takeaways include:

  • BSEE is asking for input on technical, safety and environmental and other factors that should be included as decom-in-place decision-making considerations for pipeline infrastructures in deepwater on the Outer Continental shelf (OCS).
  • Companies with potentially affected assets have an opportunity to advance more predictable and holistic decision-making by commenting on whether and under what circumstances the BSEE should allow decommissioning-in-place of these pipeline-related infrastructures.