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Lars Herbst: Oil and Gas Cleanup In the Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 01/10/2008

Lars Herbst, regional director of the Gulf of Mexico region for the Minerals Management Service talks about how much work has been done to clean up the 118 oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that were destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, how much more work has yet to be done and what challenges await oilfield operators.

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Lars Herbs
Regional Director for the Gulf of Mexico Region of Minerals Management Service

Lars Herbst is the Regional Director for the Gulf of Mexico Region of Minerals Management Service. He overseas the leasing of the Gulf of Mexico water bottoms lands for oil and gas development, He manages a staff of 550, which includes geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, biologists, and environmental scientists.

Before his selection as Regional Director, he served as Acting Regional Director and as Regional Supervisor for Field Operations. Herbst began his career with MMS in 1983 as a staff engineer. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Louisiana and holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University.

From McGraw-Hill Construction
Editor & Host:  
Pam Radtke Russell

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