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Conventional Offshore Energy Approval Process

Conventional Offshore Energy Approval Process

Exploring for, developing and producing energy resources like oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf is a long, multi-faceted process which starts many years and in some cases decades prior to first oil or gas being produced. Multiple federal agencies and bureaus are involved in administering the program and ensuring that federal regulations are followed all in an effort to ensure that the offshore energy program is safe, both for the personnel and the environment.

Flow Chart of BSEE and BOEM Responsiblities