The US Department of the Interior's next 5-year Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas program will likely include fresh geologic and geophysical (G&G) data for the South and Mid-Atlantic OCS, US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Acting Director Walter D. Cruickshank said.
BOEM expects to issue a record of decision on the matter "fairly soon this summer," he told reporters in a June 13 teleconference announcing the agency's request for information as the first step in developing the 2017-22 OCS leasing program. Comments will be accepted until July 30.
Information is being sought for all 26 OCS planning areas, Cruickshank said. BOEM intends to have the new program ready by July ...