2012 - 2017 Lease Sale Schedule

Sale Number * Area Year
229 Western Gulf of Mexico 2012
227 Central Gulf of Mexico 2013
233 Western Gulf of Mexico 2013
225 Eastern Gulf of Mexico** 2014
231 Central Gulf of Mexico 2014
238 Western Gulf of Mexico 2014
235 Central Gulf of Mexico 2015
246 Western Gulf of Mexico 2015
226 Eastern Gulf of Mexico 2016
241 Central Gulf of Mexico 2016
237 Chukchi Sea 2016
248 Western Gulf of Mexico 2016
244 Cook Inlet*** 2016
247 Central Gulf of Mexico 2017
242 Beaufort Sea**** 2017


Alaska Lease Sales
Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales


* As in the PP, the sales are not in numerical order for various reasons.  As the 2009 DPP encompassed the 2010-2015 time period, many of the sales listed in that document were carryovers from the latter part of the Five Year Program for 2007-2012 announced in June 2007.  These sales were either held, deleted in the December 2010 Revised Program for 2007-2012, or cancelled under the pre-sale process.  Those numbers are no longer available for use in this program.  Other sales included in the 2009 DPP are no longer being considered for leasing in this PFP and those sale numbers also are not available. 

** Sales in the Eastern GOM would only include those areas that are not currently subject to moratorium under GOMESA.

*** The Cook Inlet sale is listed as a special interest sale.  On March 27, 2012, BOEM issued a Request for Interest, with respect to the Cook Inlet planning area.  In light of responses to the Request, BOEM decided to proceed with the pre-sale process for the Cook Inlet and to place the date for a potential lease sale in 2016 to allow time to complete the necessary steps under the Act, develop additional resource and environmental information, and conduct analysis under NEPA.

****Beaufort Sea Sale 242 has been postponed from 2015 to 2017 in recognition of the significant overlapping of subsistence use, resource distribution, species habitat, and to allow more time to analyze and implement our focused leasing strategy in this area.