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Gulf of Mexico Shallow Water Province

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The Gulf of Mexico Shallow Water Province is a historically energy-rich area in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A joint report released November 19, 2019 by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management titled, “Gulf of Mexico Data and Analysis/ Leasing, Drilling and Production, Gulf of Mexico Shallow Water Potential Stranded Assets,” provides significant observations on the decline of the Shallow Water Province. The following links provide detailed information, statistics and background on the Gulf of Mexico Shallow Water Province and recommendations to avoid the potential of stranding oil and natural gas resources.

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Shallow Water Report

The report, “Gulf of Mexico Data and Analysis/ Leasing, Drilling and Production, Gulf of Mexico Shallow Water Potential Stranded Assets,” provides significant observations on the decline of the Shallow Water Province, which was once a highly active area with more than 47,000 wells drilled over the past 70 years.

11/19/2019

Royalty Relief - Royalty Relief facts and regulations (BOEM)

Special Case Royalty Relief - Overview

01/10/2020

04/30/2020

Timelapse Videos

Time lapse visuals of structures and leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

11/19/2019

Press Release

Joint BSEE/BOEM press release on research identifying potential of stranding energy assets in the Gulf of Mexico Shallow Water Province.

11/19/2019

Underwater photograph of fish swimming near artificial reef. Links to Office in the Ocean: Artificial Reef Team - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] - YouTube

Video of an Artificial Reef

This video from the Texas Parks and Wildlife's Artificial Reef Program highlights the coexistence of fish population and platform infrastructure.

11/25/2019