Litigation over the costs for P&A operations seems never ending.  On July 16, 2019, in Apache Deepwater, LLC v. W&T Offshore, Inc., the Fifth Circuit affirmed a $43.2 million jury award to Apache Deepwater, LLC against W&T Offshore, Inc. for W&T’s unpaid share of the costs to plug and abandon three wells in the

On May 7, 2019, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL No. 2019-G01) regarding Suspensions of Production (SOPs) and Suspensions of Operations (SOOs).  This new NTL supersedes NTLs No. 2000-G17 and No. 2011-N10 and includes additional clarification on what lessees can and should do