Volume 33 | August 23, 2017
BSEE Director Highlights Deepwater Contributions to America First Energy Agenda
 via BSEE
NEW ORLEANS  – Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle urged some 200 oil and gas industry representatives to embrace the energy development opportunities that exist in deepwater Gulf of Mexico during his plenary remarks Tuesday at the Deepwater Technical Symposium in New Orleans.

“BSEE is transitioning from an era of isolation to cooperation, from creating hardships to creating partnerships,” Angelle proclaimed to a packed ballroom. “BSEE is ready to make it happen and move forward.”

“Strengthening energy production in the Gulf of Mexico is critical for economic, energy and national security,” Angelle explained. “With billions of barrels still untapped in the Gulf of Mexico, the opportunities for discovery abound.” 
"...BSEE is working with all stakeholders to overcome technology and regulatory challenges and to ensure that offshore operations are safe and environmentally-sustainable.” Angelle said.

Currently, there are approximately 36 deepwater projects and prospects operated by 13 companies in the Gulf of Mexico, including drilling and workover activities.
GEST Calls for Expanded Access to OCS in Five Year Lease Plan
The Gulf Economic Survival Team submitted a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Thursday, August 17, as part of the agency’s Request for Information on the 2019-2024 Five-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Plan.

In the letter, GEST Executive Director Lori LeBlanc calls for continued and expanded access to OCS resources in the Gulf of Mexico as well as other OCS areas currently “off-limits” to drilling and production to support American jobs, economic prosperity and America’s energy dominance.
Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale Yields $121 Million in High Bids on 508,096 Acres via U.S. Department of Interior
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the region-wide Gulf of Mexico lease sale generated $121,143,055 in high bids for 90 tracts covering 508,096 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 27 companies participated in the sale, submitting 99 bids totaling $137,006,181. The sale offered the largest amount of acreage in the history of the federal offshore program in the Gulf, including parcels offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

“The path to American energy dominance starts in the Gulf, and the hard work of rig and platform workers, support staff onshore, and the industries that support them cannot go unnoticed,”  said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.  “Today’s results will help secure their jobs and create more good paying jobs while generating $121 million in revenue to fund everything from conservation to infrastructure.”
 Beauty from the Gulf 
A day in the life of a Gulf Energy Worker
Check out this photo sent to us of the Mars Platform, operated by Shell. Mars is located in the Gulf of Mexico about 130 miles south-east of New Orleans, U.S.

Help be a part of our campaign by sending us your Gulf Energy photos!  

Send us your photos:  Snapchat: @GulfTeam
Facebook message:   Gulf Economic Survival Team
Email: lori@gestnews.org
     Help be the Gulf's Voice    
In the Gulf of Mexico we are proud to produce the energy to fuel America, to generate the revenues for the U.S. treasury, and to create thousands of good paying American Jobs. We stand together to be Gulf Proud. Energy Strong .  
Gulf Economic Survival Team | 985-448-4485 | gulfeconomicsurvival.org
View our most recent news at  gulfeconomicsurvival.org