Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Seismic exploration off SC to Virginia coast backed by feds

BY SEAN COCKERHAM McClatchy Washington Bureau February 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is endorsing seismic exploration for oil and gas in Atlantic waters, a crucial move toward starting drilling off the Carolinas, Virginia and possibly down to Florida. The department released its final review […]

Critics take aim at upcoming federal report on Atlantic drilling

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Offshore WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s Interior Department is on track this week to release a final environmental analysis that would help pave the way for the first seismic studies in decades to pinpoint […]

Obama hikes ceiling for corporate oil-spill compensation

BY JENNIFER A. DLOUHY Hearst Newspapers February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday took the unprecedented step of moving to hike the amount companies must pay for oil spills, amid a congressional deadlock on the issue nearly four years after the Deepwater […]

2014 should be the Year of the Arctic for energy exploration

BY RANDALL LUTHI | JANUARY 6, 2014 AT 10:07 AM Energy exploration in the Arctic has been a hot topic in recent years and is not likely to cool down in 2014. The United States was stuck in neutral on the topic for 2013, but those […]

NOIA Applauds Proposed Wind Auction Offshore Maryland

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org NOIA Applauds Proposed Wind Auction Offshore Maryland Calls for action on Atlantic Seismic EIS  Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on DOI’s announcement of a […]

NOIA President Congratulates Tommy Beaudreau on Nomination to DOI Assistant Secretary Post

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 8, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org     NOIA President Congratulates Tommy Beaudreau on Nomination to DOI Assistant Secretary Post   Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the nomination of […]

NOIA President Comments on Nomination of Janice Schneider for ASLM

  For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org NOIA President Comments on Nomination of Janice Schneider for ASLM  Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the nomination of Janice Schneider to be […]

Interior chief seeks balance in use of public lands

October 31, 2013, 04:02 pm By Laura Barron-Lopez Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday handed down a new order to guide energy development projects on public lands. The order "is about good government" and encourages businesses to work with Interior on caring for public lands, Jewell […]

Interior Department sees leadership shuffle

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 9:57 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy  Tommy Beaudreau, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011. (Rich Clement/Bloomberg) WASHINGTON — A top Interior Department official who helped oversee the restructuring […]

New waves of seismic technology yield big oil finds (video)

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 11:59 pm by Zain Shauk  John Etgen, distinguished advisor for seismic imaging at BP, discusses seismic imaging results. Breakthroughs in seismic imaging have helped oil companies understand and pursue vast new resources. (Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle) HOUSTON — For decades, the […]
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