Superior Energy Services to plug wells, decommission GoM platforms

BP Plc., Chevron Corp., and Apache Corp. has contracted Wild Well Control Inc., a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services Inc., to decommission seven downed platforms and related well facilities offshore Louisiana for $750 million.

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HARVEY, Louisiana-- BP Plc., Chevron Corp., and Apache Corp. has contracted Wild Well Control Inc., a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services Inc., to decommission seven downed platforms and related well facilities offshore Louisiana for $750 million.

Superior Energy says the work will be in water depths ranging from 85 to 135 ft (26 to 41 m)and is expected to take three years to complete.

"During the past three years alone, Wild Well Control has gained access to and plugged and abandoned more than 340 wells on 30 downed platforms in water depths of up to 340 ft (104 m), which required the removal of more than 15,000 metric tons (16,535 tons) of steel structure and more than 400 pressurized and unpressurized entries into wells, all involving more than 830,000 diving man-hours and almost 6,500 remotely operated vehicle runs," says Terence Hall, chairman and CEO of Superior.

01/03/2008

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