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Modeling the Structure and Performance of Integrated and Independent Producers in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region

Description: Major oil and gas companies are shifting to foreign exploration and production, which is leading to smaller companies ("independents") playing a larger role in domestic exploration and production. This report addresses concerns about independent companies producing oil and gas less aggressively and less efficiently to assess their productivity.
Date: May 1996
Creator: Pulsipher, Allan G.; Iledare, Omowumi O. & Baumann, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Five-Year Program for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing: History and Proposed Program for 2017-2022

Description: The first two sections of this report discuss the history and legal framework for Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) five-year offshore oil and gas leasing programs. Subsequent sections outline BOEM's development process, briefly summarize previous years' programs, and analyze the proposal for 2017-2022. The final section of the report discusses the role of Congress, with a focus on congressional oversight and legislation related to the 2017-2022 program.
Date: May 23, 2016
Creator: Comay, Laura B.; Humphries, Marc & Vann, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing

Description: Oil and gas leasing has been prohibited on most of the outer continental shelf (OCS) since the 1980s. Congress has enacted OCS leasing moratoria for each of fiscal years 1982-2006 in the annual Interior Appropriations bill, allowing leasing only in the Gulf of Mexico (except near Florida) and parts of Alaska. President George H.W. Bush in 1990 issued a Presidential Directive ordering the Department of the Interior not to conduct offshore leasing or preleasing activity in areas covered by the annual legislative moratoria until 2000. In 1998 President Clinton extended the offshore leasing prohibition until 2012. This report provides background on the issues and examines the current status of relevant legislation.
Date: April 7, 2006
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipeline Safety and Security: Federal Programs

Description: This report discusses the United States pipeline networks and their security. The Surface Transportation and Rail Security Act of 2007 (S. 184) would require federal plans for critical pipeline security and incident recovery, and would mandate pipeline security inspections and enforcement.
Date: February 26, 2007
Creator: Parfomak, Paul W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of Oil and Gas Development: A Current Awareness Bibliography, 2000-2004

Description: The report is providing current awareness in all aspects of offshore oil and gas development. Sixteen quarterly issues were prepared from January 2001 to October 2004 that contained approximately 2,250 citations.
Date: March 2005
Creator: United States. Department of the Interior. Minerals Management Service. Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipeline Safety and Security: Federal Programs

Description: This report discusses the United States pipeline networks and their security. The 109th Congress passed the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-468) to improve pipeline safety and security practices, and to reauthorize the federal Office of Pipeline Safety.
Date: February 29, 2008
Creator: Parfomak, Paul W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing

Description: This report provides the background and recent development in Oil and gas leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This has been an important issue in the debate over energy security and domestic energy resources. The Department of the Interior (DOI) released a comprehensive inventory of OCS resources in February 2006 that estimated reserves of 8.5 billion barrels of oil and 29.3 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas.
Date: September 17, 2008
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Royalty Relief for U.S. Deepwater Oil and Gas Leases

Description: The most common incentives for offshore oil and gas development include various forms of royalty relief. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to grant royalty relief to promote increased oil and gas production. The Deep Water Royalty Relief Act of 1995 (DWRRA) expanded the Secretary's royalty relief authority in the Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf (OCS). This report outlines the ongoing controversy over royalty relief, related legislation, and related court rulings.
Date: September 18, 2008
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Analysis of the Reliabiltiy of Management Estimates of Expected Future Net Revenues from the Production of Proved Oil and Gas Reserves

Description: The research undertaken in this study is designed to examine the reliability of management estimates of expected future net revenues from the production of proved oil and gas reserves determined in accordance with the requirements of the prediction model specified in ASR No. 253. The issue of the required disclosure of earnings forecasts has been a topic of considerable controversy for many years. Within that controversy, the most frequently encountered opposition questions the reliability and ultimate utility of earnings forecasts. Similar opposition to both past and present forecast disclosure requirements exists in the oil and gas industry. In order to examine the reliability of management estimates of expected future net revenues, a two-part analysis was conducted. In the first part of the analysis, error metrics comparing management forecasts to actual results were computed and examined. Included in the examination were various relationships among and within the computed metrics. In the second part of the analysis an attempt was made to establish the association between the error metrics and specific related variables. It was anticipated that the degree of association determined would provide evidence of the relative accuracy of management in predicting the timing and volume of future production within the framework of the prediction model.
Date: December 1984
Creator: McCarty, Thomas M. (Thomas Michael)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Lafourche Parish and Port Fourchon, Louisiana: Effects of the Outer Continental Shelf Petroleum Industry on the Economy and Public Services, Part 2

Description: "This report provides a brief history of OCS activities in Gulf waters, describes the current expansion in exploration, development, and production activities on the OCS, and examines the prospect for future activities."
Date: April 2002
Creator: Hughes, David W.; Fannin, J. Matthew; Keithly, Walter; Olatubi, Williams & Guo, Jiemin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forecasting the Number of Offshore Platforms on the Gulf of Mexico OCS to the Year 2023

Description: A report which forecasts the number of new offshore structures to be installed, removed, and operated on the Gulf of Mexico OCS region during the time period between 1999-2023.
Date: April 2001
Creator: Pulsipher, Allan G.; Iledare, Omowumi O.; Mesyanzhinov, Dmitry V.; Dupont, Alan & Zhu, Qiaozhen Lucy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Identification of Outer Continental Shelf Renewable Energy Space-Use Conflicts and Analysis of Potential Mitigation Measures

Description: A report of a study which identified potential space-use conflicts between OCS renewable energy development and other uses of the ocean environment.
Date: September 2012
Creator: Conway, Flaxen; Hall-Arber, Madeleine; Harte, Michael; Hudgens, Daniel; Murray, Thomas; Pomeroy, Carrie et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Labor Needs Survey

Description: This report details the efforts to create a statistically sound and standardized survey methodology for labor needs that could be repeated every five years.
Date: December 2008
Creator: ICF Consulting
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department