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Oil and Gas

BOEM is responsible for all OCS leasing policy and program development issues for oil, gas and other marine minerals.


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Renewable Energy

BOEM facilitates the responsible development of renewable energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.

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Marine Minerals

BOEM works with coastal communities to provide Outer Continental Shelf sand to restore and protect shorelines. Our work supports coastal resilience, state and local economies, and ecological habitat.

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Marine Minerals
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Environment

Our goals are to be good stewards and protect the environment while overseeing the development of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy and marine mineral resources.

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BOEM Helps to Restore Popular Outer Banks Beaches

BOEM leased approximately 3.14 million cubic yards of sand to replenish 11.65 miles of shoreline along portions of the Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills.

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Kochanowski to speak at renewable-energy conference May 23

Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Maureen De Zeeuw, a wildlife biologist with the Bureau of Ocean Energy’s Alaska OCS Region, explains the basics of wind-turbine energy to a group of 6th-graders at the Campbell Creek Science Center here May 7, 2024. De Zeeuw was one of several staff members from BOEM and its sister agency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, participating in the Bureau of Land Management’s Outdoor Week 2024. BSEE photo by Guy Hayes.

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Kids learn to harness the power of wind at Outdoor Week 2024

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Boxes of old records fill a storage room at the BOEM’s Alaska OCS Region office here November 2023. Staff at BOEM are engaged in a long-term initiative to digitize these old records, making them accessible electronically and thus more useful in research. BOEM photo by Ashley Ace.

Programmatic Approaches to Data Modernization and Accessibility

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Start a rewarding career at BOEM

You can put your science and engineering know-how to use at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Join us and help ensure the safe and environmentally responsible development of the U.S. offshore energy and marine mineral resources. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the field, or an experienced professional looking for a stable career, BOEM has current vacancies available for all levels of experience.