Do offshore oil drilling and natural gas drilling use the same platforms?

And by that I mean, if we were to shut down an oil platform, would we also be shutting down drilling for natural gas? Just trying to understand how this all works. Thanks in advanced. :)

2 Responses to “Do offshore oil drilling and natural gas drilling use the same platforms?”

  1. N Says:

    Yes, lets say the gulf where you are probably phrasing the question, the platforms support wells which produce both oil, natural gas and normally water as well. The gas oil contact and the oil water contact in a reservoir change throughout the life of the well causing different amounts of each to be produced depending on a lot of factors.

  2. Bijay Says:

    ya i think.