BOEM spells out GoM leases on offer in next sale

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to offer 21 million acres offshore Texas in a lease sale that will include all the available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

Jul 18th, 2014

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to offer 21 million acres offshore Texas in a lease sale that will include all the available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

This area parallels thatoffered in August 2013.

Sale 238, scheduled for Aug. 20 in New Orleans, will include 4,026 blocks, covering 21.6 million acres (8.7 million hectares), located from nine to 250 mi (402 km) offshore, in water depths ranging from 16 to more than 10,975 ft (5 to 3,346 m).

The lease also will include some blocks in, or partially within the three statute mile U.S. - Mexico Boundary Area, as well as blocks within the former Western Gap that lie within 1.4 nautical miles north of the Continental Shelf Boundary (1.4-nautical mile buffer) between the United States and Mexico, subject to the terms of the U.S. - Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement.

7/18/14

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