BOEM issues final GoM Lease Sale 246 notice

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to offer approximately 21.9 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 246, to be held in New Orleans on Aug. 19, will include 4,083 blocks, covering roughly 21.9 million acres, located from nine to 250 nautical mi (287 mi) offshore, in water depths ranging from 16 to more than 10,975 ft (5 to 3,340 m).

All terms and conditions for Western Sale 246 are detailed in the Final Notice of Sale information package, which is available at:

BOEM must receive all sealed bids between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on normal working days, and from 8 a.m. to the bid submission deadline of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, the day before the lease sale.



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