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Rigs-to-Reefs Policy, Progress and Perspective


Quiz Questions

1.The MMS is charged with four priority goals. They are orderly minerals resource development on public land, protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments, receipt of fair market value from the development of mineral resources, and preservation of free enterprise competition.
True
False
2. MMS is not an acronym for the Minerals Management Service
True
False
3.USDOI is an acronym for the U.S. Department of the Interior
True
False
4.RTR is an acronym for ___________________.
Reefs-to-Rigs
Rigs-to-Reefs
5.The goal of the task force was to develop a strategy that would lead to the creation of a national RTR policy, plan, and program in the United States
True
False
6.NFEA is an acronym for ___________________________.
National Federal Establishment Act
National Fishing Enhancement Act
7.The removal of platforms from the GOM has not resulted in the loss of valuable reef and fishery habitat.
Ture
False
8.Researchers report fish densities to be 20 to 50 times _____________at oil and gas platforms than in nearby open water.
Lesser
Higher
9.Abandonment and removal of offshore oil and gas platforms are not regulated and required by the MMS in Federal waters and by the USACOE in state waters.
True
False
10.The MMS requirements for platform abandonment are (1) Remove all platforms from the lease within one year after lease termination, (2) Sever all well conductors and pilings at -15 feet below the mud line.
True
False
11.The MMS does not support and encourages the reuse of obsolete offshore petroleum structures as artificial reefs in U.S. waters.
True
False
12._________________ Methods of platform removal and reefing have been used in the RTR process.
Two
Three
Four
13.The first use of an oil and gas structure for a reef occurred in 1979 with the relocation of an Exxon experimental subsea production system from offshore Louisiana to a permitted artificial reef site offshore Apalachicola, Florida.
True
False
14.The use of obsolete oil and gas platforms for reefs has proved to be highly successful. Their large numbers and availability, particularly in the Central and Western GOM, their stability and durability, and their function as the world’s largest artificial reef complex, are surely a success story.
True
False
15.Federal and state governments, the oil and gas industry, as well as commercial and recreational fishermen, have all not been beneficiaries of the RTR development in the GOM.
True
False
16.Figure1 represents _____________________________.
Platforms installed and removed by year
Platform distribution across the Gulf of Mexico
17.Figure 3 represents _____________________________.
Gulf of Mexico Rigs-to-Reefs Location
Platform distribution across the Gulf of Mexico
18.Figure5 represents _____________________________.
The tow and place platform reefing method
The topple in place platform reefing method
19.The NARP, written in 1985, allowed for the planning, siting, permitting, constructing, installing, monitoring, managing, and maintaining of artificial reefs within and seaward of state jurisdictions.
True
False
20.The reuse RTR plan need not comply with the artificial reef permitting requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the criteria in the National Artificial Reef Plan.
True
False