Friday, October 1, 2021
President Biden

BOEM Sets Date for First Offshore Lease Sale Under Biden Administration

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has set a date to hold its first offshore oil and gas lease sale under the Biden Administration after...

October 1, 2021
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Monday, August 16, 2021
offshore wind farm

BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Proposed South Fork Wind Farm

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review of the proposed South Fork Wind project offshore New York and Rhode Island, which could create up to...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 852

Monday, May 3, 2021
offshore wind farm

U.S. Announces Environmental Review of Revolution Wind Project Off Rhode Island

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced an environmental review and public comment period for the proposed Revolution Wind offshore wind project offshore Rhode...

May 3, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Tommy Beaudreau

Biden to Nominate Veteran Offshore Drilling Regulator as Deputy Interior Secretary

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Tommy Beaudreau, a veteran of the Interior Department who charted new restrictions for Arctic oil drilling under former President Barack Obama, is being tapped to...

April 14, 2021
Total Views: 1097

Friday, March 5, 2021
offshore wind turbine

Biden Administration Set to Advance Offshore Wind Farm Near Martha’s Vineyard

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Josh Saul (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration is moving closer to a final approval of Vineyard Wind LLC’s $2.8 billion offshore wind farm planned near the...

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 4057

Monday, February 22, 2021
Rogue Wave Photo

U.S. Issues First Wave Energy Lease for Federal Waters Off West Coast

The Biden Administration has taken its latest step forward in its goals to address climate change and promote offshore renewable energy with the issuance of a lease for the nation’s...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 3587

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The U.S. Government Just Released an Incredibly Detailed Map of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a 1.4 billion pixel map of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico that is up to 50 times more detailed than any map...

June 1, 2017
Total Views: 240

Friday, May 19, 2017
cook inlet rigs

U.S. to Offer Over 1 Million Acres Offshore Alaska in Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday announced it will offer approximately 1.09 million acres off Alaska’s southcentral coast for oil and gas development in a lease...

May 19, 2017
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

U.S. Moves to Develop Wind Energy Projects Off California and New York

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has made two major steps recently in the development of offshore wind energy projects in federal waters off the coasts of New York...

March 23, 2016
Total Views: 6

Monday, March 21, 2016
Oil Platform

U.S. Proposes Stricter Air Standards On Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to update 36-year-old regulations to make sure that offshore oil and gas activities do not significantly harm the air quality of...

March 21, 2016
Total Views: 21

Monday, February 23, 2015

U.S. Issues Proposed Rules for Safety of Arctic Drilling Offshore Alaska

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have released proposed regulations that they say will ensure the safety of future...

February 23, 2015
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $102.4 Million in High Bids

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wednesday held Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 233, which offered up 20.7 million acres and attracted $102,351,712 in high bids.

August 28, 2013
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig And Workboat

An Update On Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Drilling Permits

(Bloomberg) The Obama administration has issued this year the most deep-water oil-drilling permits for the Gulf of Mexico since 2007 as high crude prices revive exploration slowed by the 2010 BP Oil...

October 17, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, November 14, 2011

Rear Admiral James Watson to Head New BSEE, Bromwich Out

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Obama administration has found a replacement for offshore drilling safety chief Michael Bromwich, a highly polarizing figure who revamped the government’s offshore oil office in the wake...

November 14, 2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oil Spill-Containment Companies: So can we operate in Cuban waters?

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Several U.S. companies are asking the Obama administration for permission to respond to potential oil spills in Cuban waters, a top offshore drilling regulator said Wednesday, hoping to...

November 2, 2011
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Too Close For Comfort – U.S. To Inspect Cuban Rig

U.S. officials are trying to make sure the American coastline will be protected as Cuba begins drilling a deep water oil well later this year about 60 miles off the...

October 16, 2011
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Friday, September 23, 2011

USCG and BOEMRE Appear To Be Flinching Amid Threat of Congressional Scrutiny

Just when we thought the Deepwater Horizon disaster had almost been sorted out… it’s apparent we have a long way to go. Today’s scheduled oversight hearing by the Committee on...

September 23, 2011
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

US Churning Out Deepwater Permits Like It’s 2009

(Dow Jones) US offshore regulators are issuing deepwater drilling permits under new regulations like it was 2009–before the disastrous oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico, fostering optimism among...

September 21, 2011
Total Views: 3

Monday, September 19, 2011

Watch Out: BOEMRE Will Sneak Up On You

The U.S. offshore regulator, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), has completed its first post-Macondo unannounced spill drill to test the new requirements of sub-sea containment capabilities...

September 19, 2011
Total Views: 1

Friday, September 16, 2011
Michael Bromwich

US Offshore Drilling Safety Chief holds on to current post… for now

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Michael Bromwich, the former federal prosecutor who has led the U.S. agency that oversees offshore drilling through its response to last year’s massive oil spill, will stay on the...

September 16, 2011
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