WASHIINGTON, D.C. –The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued a call for information and nominations for a potential lease sale offshore Alaska. If conducted, to would be Oil and Gas Lease Sale 242 with tracts in the Beaufort Sea Planning Area and would be held in 2017.
The call is designed to provide BOEM with information about interest in offshore oil and gas leasing by requesting that industry identify specific blocks in the Beaufort Sea Program Area that appearpromising for oil and gas exploration and development. It also requests that industry rank its interest in particular areas according to five BOEM definitions. And, the call requests comments from anyone regarding areas that should be excluded on the basis of “conflicting values, uses, or environmental concerns.”
Details are available on theBOEM website and are published in the Federal Register today.