Leasing/Drilling Permits


Permits for Offshore Access, Leasing and Exploration


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Background Information:

Offshore oil and gas leases on federally controlled waters are administered by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The number and location of leases sold are dictated by a five year plan that is approved by the Secretary of the Interior. The current 5 year plan runs until 2017.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management leasing rules: