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 »

BSEE Director Addresses Ocean Energy Safety Institute Forum, Holds Meetings in Houston

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced that BSEE Director Brian Salerno was recently in Houston to give remarks at the Ocean Energy Safety Institute’s Forum on Eliminating Barriers to Data Sharing and Solutions. Among other things, Salerno called for a public database of risk-related data that will allow for its collective use… More »

Date Set for Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced that BOEM will hold Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, August 20. The lease sale will offer ~4,026 blocks covering ~21.6 million acres in federal waters located 9-250 miles offshore Texas and Louisiana in water depths ranging from… More »

BOEM Issues Atlantic Seismic Decision

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently announced its issuance of a Record of Decision that will provide a framework under which it will consider permit applications or other proposed authorizations for geological and geophysical activities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas. Mitigation measures include vessel strike avoidance measures, special closure… More »