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SWG-2012-00350 - Matagorda Offshore, L.L.C. / Genesis Energy, LP - Gulf of Mexico

Published Dec. 6, 2016
Expiration date: 1/9/2017

Full Public Notice     Project Plans

The applicant proposes to modify an existing permit to allow decommission-in-place of a 9.40-mile-long, 16-inch-diameter steel natural gas service pipeline, coated with 2.5 inches of concrete, and buried with 3 to 5 feet of cover over the top of the pipeline.  Of the total 9.40 miles, 1.41 miles are located in state waters.  This pipeline was originally authorized under Department of the Army Permit 16510(01)/89 and put in service in 1989.  The pipeline is located in the Gulf of Mexico, Matagorda Island Area Blocks 604, 589, 590, 565, and 558, offshore Texas with water depth ranges of -72 feet to -89 feet.  The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) right-of-way number OCS-G11134, granted the pipeline decommissioning-in-place by letter dated 23 February 2011.  In June 2011, full pipeline decommissioning-in-place was completed in accordance with the BSEE 30 CFR 250.1750 pipeline decommissioning requirements, which included:  1. disconnection from previously serviced platforms, 2. flushing by pigging, and filling with seawater, 3. plugged each end of the pipeline; and 4. confirmed depth of cover at the pipeline ends, and covered endpoints with protective concrete mats.