Challenges on the Horizon for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

HBW Resources: Greenfield Offshore Energy Report Researched and Written by Brent Greenfield Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway that could affect the development of offshore oil and gas resources.  With numerous legislative bodies now in session, HBW Resources is monitoring these activities to ensure that responsible policies based on sound science… More »


New HBW Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report

HBW Resources: Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway at the federal, state and international levels that could impact the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas extraction.  With numerous state legislatures now in session, HBW Resources is monitoring these activities to ensure that responsible and feasible… More »


Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Issues Priorities For Administration & Congress

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative recently announced the release of a new report titled “Charting the Course: Securing the Future of America’s Oceans,” which urges implementation of 11 recommendations in furtherance of the following four actions: Enhance the resiliency of coastal communities and ocean ecosystems to dramatic changes underway in our oceans and on our… More »


BSEE Unveils Revised “Rigs To Reefs” Policy

The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently announced the availability of a revised internal policy for evaluating proposals to convert obsolete offshore oil and gas production platforms into artificial reefs. Among other things, the revised policy removes the requirement for a 5-miles buffer zone between designated reefing areas, removes certain… More »