Geological and Geophysical Regulatory Reviews

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Gulf of Mexico OCS Region

Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Regulatory Reviews are performed on activities conducted under an OCS operators’ Plans of Exploration (POE), Development and Operations Coordination Document (DOCD), or Application for Permit to Drill (APD) in order to evaluate drilling hazards posed by surface and subsurface geologic conditions and man-made obstructions (30 CFR 550.201 - 207). In addition, reviews are performed to evaluate shallow hazards (seafloor and near seafloor) on operators’ applications for right of way and laying pipelines permits (30 CFR 250.1007 (5)).