NTL Provides Advance Notice of Upcoming Blackout Period for Payment/Refund Processing

The Interior Department’s Bureaus of Ocean Energy Management and Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently issued a joint Notice to Lessees of federal oil and gas leases providing notice of temporary outages of the following features: Fees for Services Refund Request Form (5 pm Eastern on Sept. 12 through 9 am Eastern on Oct. 1); and… More »


Comments Sought on Draft SEIS for Western GOM Lease Sales

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced that it is seeking comments by Monday, October 20 on a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sales 246 (2015) and 248 (2016). BOEM’s proposed action is to offer for lease all unleased blocks, other than whole… More »


BOEM Publication Focuses on Recent Atlantic Seismic Decision

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Science Notes that was recently released addresses questions surrounding BOEM’s Record of Decision providing a path forward for the submission and review of applications to conduct seismic activities in the Mid- and South Atlantic. In an introductory section, BOEM Chief Environmental Officer William Brown aims to “clear up… More »


Comments Sought on Revised G&G-related Information Collection Requirement

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it is seeking comments by Tuesday, October 21 on its intention to seek Office of Management and Budget approval to renew a geological and geophysical exploration-related information collection requirement. BOEM specifically says that the update to form BOEM-0327 (submitted by G&G permit applicants)… More »