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Useful resources relating to the oil and gas industry are provided below for information purposes only- see disclaimer below. The hyperlinks will open in new windows.

Gulf of Mexico GIS
Simplified Geographic Information System and Hurricane season tracking maps ​containing interactive content menu, identify features, measure, draw  and ability to download data. Pre-loaded with GOM platforms, wells, pipelines, blocks, shipping fairways and planning areas:

Bureau of Safety ​and Environmental Enforcement​​ (BSEE)
Gulf of Mexico
Overview of OCS Regulations
Brief listing of major statutes:
Offshore Regulatory Information
General information and NTL's:
Maps and Spatial Data
Geographical Information System (GIS) Data and Maps in pdf format:
Fast Facts
Online interactive queries for information covering drilling, lease, block, owner, pipeline, platform and production data:
American Petroleum Institute

National trade association representing all aspects of the oil and gas industry:

​The Weather Channel

Hurricane and tropical storm news including storm tracking and satellite maps and historic data:

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration - National Data Buoy Center

Current and historic buoy data:

Offshore Technology Conference

World premier event for the development of offshore resources:

Offshore Magazine

News, articles, maps, posters etc:


Oil and gas news and publications:


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