Gulf of Mexico OCS Region Publications



DEEPWATER COMMUNITIES
Characterization of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Hard-Bottom Communities with Emphasis on Lophelia Coral. OCS Study MMS 2007-044.  CSA International, Inc. (2007) 169p + app. PDF Technical
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Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard-Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks- "Lophelia II" Interim Report. OCS Study BOEM 2012-106. James Brooks, Charles Fisher, Erik Cordes, Lliana Baums, Bernie Bernard, Robert Church, Peter Etnoyer, Chris German, Elizabeth Goehring, Ian MacDonald, Harry Roberts, Tim Shank, Dan Warren, Susan Welsh, & TDI- Brooks International Inc. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (2012) 128 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet.  PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study BOEM 2014-650 (Volume 1: Final Report) and BOEM 2014-651 (Volume II: Appendices). Brooks, J. M., C. Fisher, H. Roberts, B. Bernard, I. McDonald, R. Carney, S. Joyce, E. Cordes, G. Wolff, E. Goehring. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 560 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Lophelia Reef Megafaunal Community Structure, Biotopes, Genetics, Microbial Ecology, and Geology (2004-2006). OCS Study MMS 2008-015. K. J. Sulak, M. T. Randall, K. E. Luke, A. D. Norem and J. M. Miler., U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Minerals Management Service (MMS).  PDF  Technical
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DEEPWATER GULF OF MEXICO
Hamilton, P., A. Bower, H. Furey, R. R. Leben, P. Perez-Brunius. 2016. Deep Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: A Lagrangian Study. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study BOEM 2016-081. 289 pp.  PDF  Technical
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An Analysis of the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico Seafood Industry. OCS Study BOEM 2016- 020. M. Carroll, B. Gentner, S. Larkin, K. Quigley, N. Perlot, L. Dehner, A. Kroetz. 2016 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA 202 p. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Archaeological and Biological Analysis of World War II Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico Artificial Reef Effect in Deep Water. OCS MMS 2007-015. R. Church, D. Warren, R. Cullimore, L. Johnston, W. Schroeder, W. Patterson, T. Shirley, M. Kilgour, N. Morris, and J. Moore. (2007) 363 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Archival Investigations for Potential Colonial-Era Shipwrecks in Ultra-Deep Water within the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study  2011-004. Krivor, Michael C., John de Bry, Nicholas J. Linville, and Debra J. Wells (2011). 290 p. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical Summary
Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Tourism in the Gulf of Mexico Region. OCS Study BOEM 2014-661. Eastern Research Group, Inc.. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 192 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Cross-Shelf Exchange Processes and the Deepwater Circulation of the Gulf of Mexico: Dynamical Effects of Submarine Canyons and the Interactions of Loop Current Eddies with Topography, Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2004-017. Sergei A. Frolov, G. Dail Rowe, Lewis M. Rothstein, and Isaac Ginis. (2004) 149 p. PDF Technical
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Daily Oil and Gas Production Rate Projections From 2000 Through 2004, Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf. OCS Report MMS 2000-012.  J. Michael Melancon and Richie D. Baud. (2000) 20 p. PDF Technical
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The Deep Sea Gulf of Mexico: An Overview and Guide. OCS Study MMS 2001-065. Benny J. Gallaway, John G. Cole, and Larry R. Martin. (2001) 28 p. + CD-ROM. PDF Technical
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Deepwater Development: A Reference Document for the Deepwater Environmental Assessment, Gulf of Mexico OCS (1998 through 2007). OCS Report MMS 2000-015. James B. Regg, Staci Atkins, Bill Hauser, Joseph Hennessey, Bernard J. Kruse, Joan Lowenhaupt, Bob Smith, and Amy White. (2000) 94 p. PDF Technical
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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 2009: Interim Report of 2008 Highlights.  OCS Report MMS 2009-016. Minerals Management Service. Lesley D. Nixon, Nancy K. Shepard, Christy M. Bohannon, Tara M. Montgomery, Eric G. Kazanis, Mike P.Gravois. (2009) 87 p. PDF    
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 2008: America's Offshore Energy Future.  OCS Report MMS 2008-013.  Minerals Management Service. G. Ed Richardson, Lesley D. Nixon, Christy M. Bohannon, Eric G. Kazanis, Tara M. Montgomery and Mike P. Gravois. (2008) 114 p. PDF    
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 2007: Interim Report of 2006 Highlights.  OCS Report MMS 2007-021. Minerals Management Service. Robert H. Peterson, G. Ed Richardson, Christy M. Bohannon, Eric G. Kazanis, Tara M. Montgomery, Lesley D. Nixon, Mike P. Gravois and Gregory D. Klocek. (2007) 79 p. PDF    
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 2006: America's Expanding Frontier.  OCS Report MMS 2006-022. Minerals Management Service. Leanne S. French, G. Ed Richardson, Eric G. Kazanis, Tara M. Montgomery, Christy M. Bohannon, Michael P.Gravois. (2006) 148 p. PDF Technical Announcement  
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 2005: Interim Report of 2004 Highlights.  OCS Report MMS 2005-023. Minerals Management Service. Leanne S. French, Eric G. Kazanis, Lance C. Labiche, Tara M. Montgomery, G. Ed Richardson. (2005) 55 p. PDF Technical Announcement  
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 2004: America's Expanding Frontier.  OCS Report MMS 2004-021. G. Ed Richardson et al. (2004) 150 p. PDF
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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 2002: America's Expanding Frontier. OCS Report MMS 2002-021. Richie D. Baud, Robert H. Peterson, G. Ed Richardson, Leanne S. French, Jim Regg, Tara Montgomery, T. Scott Williams, and Carey Doyle. (2002) 133 p. PDF Technical
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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: America's Emerging Frontier. OCS Report MMS 2000-022. Richie D. Baud, Robert H. Peterson, Carey Doyle, and G. Ed Richardson. (2000) 89 p. PDF Technical
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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Environmental and Socioeconomic Data Search and Literature Study; Volume I: Narrative (OCS Study MMS 2000-049)and Volume II: Annotated Bibliography (OCS Study MMS 2000-050). Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. (2000) 340 + xxii p. (Vol. I) and 287 p. (Vol. II). PDF
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Deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico:  America's New Frontier. OCS Report MMS 97-0004. Deborah Cranswick and James Regg., U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 1997. 44 p. PDF     
Deepwater Physical Oceanography Reanalysis and Synthesis of Historical Data: Synthesis Report. OCS Study MMS 2001-064. Worth D. Nowlin, Jr., Ann E. Jochens, Steven F. DiMarco, Robert O. Reid, and Matthew K. Howard. (2001) 437 p. + 3 compact discs. PDF Technical
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Deepwater Program: Literature Review, Environmental Risks of Chemical Products Used in Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Oil and Gas Operations; Vol. I;  Technical Report; Vol. II:  Appendices. OCS Study MMS 2001-011 and 2001-012. Paul Boehm, David Turton, Amar Rval, Dan Candle, Deborah French, Nancy Rabalais, Robert Spies, and Jay Johnson.  (2001) 325 and 370 p. PDF
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Deepwater Program: Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Habitats and Benthic Ecology; Interim Report – Year 2. OCS Study MMS 2002-063. Gilbert T. Rowe and Mahlon C. Kennicutt II. (2002) 138 p. PDF Technical
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Economic Impact in the U.S. of Deepwater Projects: A Survey of Five Projects. OCS Study MMS 2004-041. John J. Stiff and Joachim Singelmann. (2004) 171 p. PDF Technical
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Effects of Oil and Gas Exploration and Development at Selected Continental Slope Sites in the Gulf of Mexico; Vol. I, Executive Summary (OCS Study MMS 2006-044); Vol II., Technical Report (MMS 2006-045), and Vol. III, Appendices (MMS 2006-046). Continental Shelf Associates, Inc.  (2006) 45 p. + 595 p. + 931 p. PDF
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Effects of Subsea Processing on Deepwater Environments in the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study MMS 2008-022.  T. M. Grieb, T. E. Donn, J. Collins, J. Radde, C. Perez, J. B. Smith, G. Rowe, S. Scott and G. T. Ririe. Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2008) 66 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Evaluation for Murphy Exploration and Production Company's Initial Development Operations Coordination Document, N-7269, Medusa Project, Mississippi Canyon Blocks 538 and 582; Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Grid 12. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2002-041.  MMS GOMR Region. (2002) 132 p.      
Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Operations and Activities, Environmental Assessment. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2000-001. Gulf of Mexico COS Region. (2000) 240 p. + xix p. PDF Technical
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Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Daily Oil and Gas Production Rate Projections From 2001 Through 2005. OCS Report MMS 2001-044. J. Michael Melancon, Roy Bongiovanni, and Richie D. Baud. (2001) 20 p. PDF Technical
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Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico, Interim Report 2. OCS Report MMS 2009-046. J. M. Brooks, C. Fisher, H. Roberts, B. Bernard, I. MacDonald, R. Carney, S. Joye, E. Cordes, G. Wolff, and E. Goehring., U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2009). 360 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Labor Migration and the Deepwater Oil Industry (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2004-057. Katherine M. Donato. (2004) 125 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Lafourche Parish and Port Fourchon, Louisiana: Effects of the Outer Continental Shelf Petroleum Industry on the Economy and Public Services, Part I. Coastal Marine Institute. OCS Study MMS 2001-019. Diane C. Keithly. (2001) 22 + 42 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical
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Lafourche Parish and Port Fourchon, Louisiana: Effects of the Outer Continental Shelf Petroleum Industry on the Economy and Public Services, Part 2; Coastal Marine Institute. OCS Study MMS 2001-020. David W. Hughes, J. Matthew Fannin, Walter Keithly, Williams Olatubi, and Jiemin Guo. (2002). Companion volume to Part 1, OCS Study MMS 2001-019. 49 p. PDF Technical
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Management Applicability of Contemporary Deep-Sea Ecology and Reevaluation of Gulf of Mexico Studies (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2001-095. Robert S. Carney. (2001) 174 p. PDF Technical
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Management of the MMS-LSU Coastal Marine Institute: A Report of the First Six Years, 1992-1998; Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2001-062.Robert S. Carney, comp. (2001) 83 p. PDF Technical
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Observation of the Deepwater Manifestation of the Loop Current and Loop Current Rings in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study MMS 2009-050. S. E. Welsh, M. Inoue, L. J. Rouse, Jr., and E. Weeks., U. S. Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2009) 110 p. PDF Technical
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Observations and Dynamics of the Loop Current.  OCS Study BOEM 2015-006.  P. Hamilton, K. Donohue, C. Hall, R. R. Leben, H. Quian, J. Sheinbaum, and D.R. Watts. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 417 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Oceanic Gas Hydrate Research and Activities Review, OCS Study MMS 2000-017. Mary C. Boatman and Jennifer Peterson. (2000) 68 p. PDF Technical
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Potential Spatial and Temporal Vulnerability of Pelagic Fish Assemblages in the Gulf of Mexico to Surface Oil Spills Associated with Deepwater Petroleum Development (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2005-012. Mark C. Benfield and Richard F. Shaw. (2005) 158 p. PDF   Technical
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Proceedings: USA-Mexico Workshop on the Deepwater Physical Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico.  June 2007.  OCS Study MMS 2010-001.  Christopher N. K. Mooers and Alexis Lugo-Fernandez., U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2009) 158 p. PDF Technical
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Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Grid 13,Site-Specific Evaluation of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's Initial Development Operations Coordination Document, N-7753: Marco Polo Project, Green Canyon Block 608. OCS EIA/EA MMS 2003-067. Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2003) 115 p.      
Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Grid 3, Evaluation of Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corporation's Development Operations Coordination Document, N-7625, Gunnison Project, Garden Banks Blocks 667, 668, and 669. OCS EIA/EA MMS 2003-021. MMS GOM Region.  (2003) 98 p. + xxiii p.      
Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Grid 4.  Evaluation of Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corporation's Document, N-7045, Nansen Project, East Breaks, Blocks 602 and 646. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2001-075.  Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (2001) 184 p. + xxv p. PDF    
Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Grid 7, Evaluation of Conoco, Inc.'s Initial Development Operations Coordination Document, N-7437, Magnolia Project, Garden Banks Blocks 783 and 784. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2003-019. MMS GOM Region. (2003) 128 p.      
Proposed Use of Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Systems on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, Western and Central Planning Areas, Final Environmental Impact Statement. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2000-090. Minerals Management Service. (2001) 782  p. + xv p. PDF Technical
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Site-Specific Evaluation of BP Exploration and Production, Inc.'s Initial Development Operations Coordination Document, N-7469, Thunder Horse Project, Mississippi Canyon Block 777 Unit (Blocks 775, 776, 777, 778, 819, 820, 821, and 822); Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Grid 16. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2002-081. MMS GOM Region.  (2002). 165 p. + xxv p.     Technical
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Site-Specific Evaluation of TotalFinaElf Exploration and Production USA, Inc.'s Initial Development Operations Coordination Document, N-7249, Matterhorn Project, Mississippi Canyon Block 243, Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Grid 15. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2002-042.  MMS GOMR Region. (2002) 130 p.      
Strong Mid-Depth Currents and a Deep Cyclonic Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study MMS 2004-040. Wilton Sturges, Eric Chassignet, and Tal Ezer. (2004) 76 p. PDF Technical
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Study of Deepwater Currents in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study  2010-041. Jeff Cox, Carol Coomes, S. DiMarco, Kathleen Donohue, George Forristall, Peter Hamilton, Robert Leben, D. R. Watts., U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2010) 473 p. PDF Technical
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Study of Deepwater Currents in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Volume I: Executive Summary and Volume II: Technical Report. OCS Study MMS 2008-030 and 2008-031. Kathleen Donohue, Peter Hamilton, Robert Leben, Randolph Watts & Evans Waddell. (2008) Volume I - 73 p. +  Volume II - 375 p. PDF
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Supply Network for Deepwater Oil and Gas Development in the Gulf of Mexico: An Empirical Analysis of Demand for Port Services: Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2004-047. Jay Jayawardana and Anatoly Hochstein. (2004) 98 p.   PDF Technical
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Ultra-Deepwater Circulation Processes in the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study BOEM 2012-004. Oey, L.-Y. and P.Hamilton., U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (2012) 72 p. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Workshop on Deepwater Environmental Studies Strategy: A Five-Year Follow-Up and Planning for the Future, May 29-31, 2002. OCS Study MMS 2003-030. William W. Schroeder and Carolyn F. Wood, eds. (2003) 108 p. PDF Technical
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Workshop on Environmental Issues Surrounding Deepwater Oil and Gas Development, Final Report. OCS Study MMS 98-0022. Robert S. Carney, ed. (1998) 144 p. PDF Technical
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DISCOVERIES
Archaeological Analysis of Submerged Sites on the Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf OCS Study BOEM 2013-011110. A. Evans, M. Keith, E. Voisin, P. Hesp, G. Cook, M., Allison, G. de Silva, E. Swanson. (2013) 415 p.   PDF Technical
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Estimated Oil and Gas Reserves, Gulf of Mexico, December 31, 2006.  OCS Report MMS 2009-064.  T. Gerald Crawford, Grant L. Burgess, Steven M. Haley, Peter F. Harrison, Clark J. Kinler, Gregory D. Klocek and Nancy K. Shepard. (2009) 58 p. PDF Technical
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Estimated Oil and Gas Reserves, Gulf of Mexico, December 31, 2005.  OCS Report MMS 2009-022.  T. Gerald Crawford, Grant L. Burgess, Steven M. Haley, Peter F. Harrison, Clark J. Kinler, Gregory D. Klocek and Nancy K. Shepard. (2009) 58 p. PDF Technical
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Estimated Oil and Gas Reserves, Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, December 31, 2004.  OCS Report MMS 2008-034.  T. Gerald Crawford, Grant L. Burgess, Steven M. Haley, Clark J. Kinler, Gregory D. Klocek, Michael T. Prendergast, and Nancy K. Shepard. (2008) 54 p.   PDF    
Estimated Oil and Gas Reserves, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, December 31, 2003.  OCS Report MMS 2006-069.  T. Gerald Crawford, Grant L. Burgess, Clark J. Kinler, Michael T. Prendergast, and Nancy K. Shepard. (2006) 48 p. PDF Technical
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Estimated Oil and Gas Reserves, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, December 31, 2002.  OCS Report MMS 2005-052.  T.G. Crawford, G.L. Burgess, C.J. Kinler, M.T. Prendergast, K.M. Ross, and N.K. Shepherd. (2005) 27 p. PDF Technical
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Estimated Oil and Gas Reserves, Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, December 31, 2001.OCS Report MMS 2004-073.  T. Gerald Crawford, Grant L. Burgess, Clark J. Kinler, Michael T. Prendergast, Katherine M. Ross, Nancy K. Shepard. (2004) 27 p. PDF Technical
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Estimated Oil and Gas Reserves, Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, December 31, 2000. OCS Report MMS 2003-050. T. Gerald Crawford, Grant L. Burgess, Clark J. Kinler, Michael T. Prendergast, Katherine M. Ross. (2003) 26 p. plus additional data, all on compact disc.    PDF Technical
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