Gulf of Mexico OCS Region Publications



FISH and FISHING  
Characterization and Potential Impacts of Noise Producing Construction and Operation Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf: Data Synthesis. OCS Study BOEM 2014-608. B. Martin, D. Zeddies, J. MacDonnell, J. Vallarta, J. Delarue. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 84 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF  Technical
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Across-Shelf Larval, Postlarval, and Juvenile Fish Collected at Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms and a Coastal Rock Jetty West of the Mississippi River Delta (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2001-077. Frank J. Hernandez, Jr., Richard F. Shaw, Joseph S. Cope, James G. Ditty, Mark C. Benfield, and Talat Farooqi. (2002) 144 p.  PDF  Technical
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Bluewater Fishing and OCS Activity:  Interactions Between the Fishing and Petroleum Industries in Deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico; Deepwater Program; Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2002-078.  Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. (2003) 261 p .on single compact disc.     PDF Technical
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Economic Impact of Recreational Fishing and Diving Associated with Offshore Oil and Gas Structures in the Gulf of Mexico, Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2002-010. Robert L. Hiett and J. Walter Milon. (2002) 284 p.  PDF Technical
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Effects of Depth, Location, and Habitat Type on Relative Abundance and Species Composition of Fishes Associated with Petroleum Platforms and Sonnier Bank in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Final Report (Coastal Marine Institute).  OCS Study MMS 2006-037. Charles A. Wilson, Mark W. Miller, Yvonne C. Allen, Kevin M. Boswell, and David L. Nieland, editors. (2006) 85 p.  PDF Technical
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Estimation of Fisheries Impacts Due to Underwater Explosives Used to Sever and Salvage Oil and Gas Platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Final Report.  OCS Study MMS 2000-087. Gregg R. Gitschlag, Michael J. Schirripa, and Joseph E. Powers. (2001) 80 p. PDF Technical
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Importance of Zooplankton in the Diets of Blue Runner (Caranx crysus) Near Offshore Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (Coastal Marine Institute).  OCS Study MMS 2003-029.  Sean F. Keenan and Mark C. Benfield. (2003) 129 p.on single compact disc.  PDF Technical
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Marine and Coastal Fishes Subject to Impingement by Cooling-Water Intake Systems in the Northern Gulf of Mexico:  An Annotated Bibliography.  OCS Report MMS 2003-040.  Fernando Martinez-Andrade and Donald M. Baltz. (2003) 113 p. on compact disc. 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: Gulf of Mexico Fish and Fisheries: Bringing Together New and Recent Research, October 2000. OCS Study MMS 2002-004. Melanie McKay, Judith Nides, and Debra Vigil, eds. (2002) 437 p. PDF Technical
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Proof of Concept for Platform Recruited Fish, Phase I:  Do Platforms Provide Habitat for Subadult Red Snapper?  OCS Study MMS 2010-002.  L. K. Nowling, J. H. Cowan, Jr. and R. F. Shaw.  U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2010) xvii + 69 p. PDF Technical
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Rigs and Reefs: A Comparison of the Fish Communities at Two Artificial Reefs, a Production Platform, and a Natural Reef in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. OCS Report MMS 2003-009. Charles A. Wilson, Aaron Pierce, and Mark W. Miller, eds. (2003) 95 p. on single compact disc.   PDF Technical
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Rigs-to-Reefs Policy, Progress, and Perspective. OCS Report MMS 2000-073. Les Dauterive. (2000) 8 p. PDF Technical
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Seasonal and Spatial Variation in the Biomass and Size Frequency Distribution of the Fish Associated with Oil and Gas Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.   OCS Study MMS 2000-005.  David R. Stanley and Charles A. Wilson. (2000) 252 + xxi 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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Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Facility (FPSO)
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 + xv p.  PDF  Technical
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Site-Specific Environmental Assessment for an FPSO Facility, Site-Specific Evaluation of Petrobras America Inc.'s Initial Development Operations Coordination Document, N-9015, Cascade-Chinook Project, Walker Ridge Blocks 205, 206, 249, 250, 425, 426, 469, and 470. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2008-008.  Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. March 2008. 127 p. PDF    
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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FLORIDA
Benefits and Burdens of OCS Activities on States, Labor Market Areas, Coastal Counties, and Selected Communities. OCS Study MMS 2008-052. John S. Petterson, Edward Glazier, Laura Stanley, Carson Mencken, Karl Eschback, Patrick Moore, and Pamela Goode. 2008. 470 p. PDF Technical
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Ecology of Live Bottom Habitats of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico: A Community Profile. OCS Study MMS 99-0004. M.J. Thompson, W.W. Schroeder, and N.W. Phillips. (1999) 74 p. PDF  Technical
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Economic Effects of Coastal Alabama and Destin Dome Offshore Natural Gas Exploration, Development, and Production. OCS Study MMS 2000-044. Jason R. Plater, Jaqueline Q. Kelley, William W. Wade, and Robert T. Mott. (2000) 199 P. + xi p. PDF Technical
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Evaluation of Visual Impact on Cultural Resources/Historic Properties: North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Florida Straits. OCS Study BOEM 2012-006 and 007. John Milner Associates, Inc. (JMA), Joel I. Klein, Matthew D. Harris, W. Matthew Tankersley, Richard Meyer, Greg C. Smith, William J. Chadwick., U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 2012, Volume I: Technical Report of Findings 24 p. and Volume II Appendices 684 p. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF
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Exploration Activities in the Eastern Sale Area: Eastern Planning Area, Gulf of Mexico OCS Programmatic Environmental Assessment. OCS EIS/EA MMS 2003-008. MMS GOM Region. (2003) 202 p. PDF     
Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sale 181, Eastern Planning Area, Draft Environmental Impact Statement. OCS EIA/EA MMS 2000-077. MMS Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2001) 608 + xxvii p.      
Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sale 181, Eastern Planning Area, Final Environmental Impact Statement. OCS EIS/EA 2001-051.  Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico Region. (2001) 914 p. in two volumes.      
Impact Assessment of Exploration Wells Offshore South Florida. OCS Study MMS 89-0022. E.A. Shinn et al. (1990) 95 p. PDF    
"An Informational Brochure on Proposed Lease Sale 181 in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico." MMS 2000-088. Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2001) 4 p. PDF    
Measurements in the Yucatan-Campeche Area in Support of the Loop Current Dynamics Study OCS Study BOEM 2014-669. G. Athie, J. Sheinbaum, A. Romero, J. Ochoa, J. Candela. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 159 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. 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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Physical/Biological Oceanographic Integration Workshop for the DeSoto Canyon and Adjacent Shelf, October 19-21, 1999. OCS Study MMS 2000-074. William W. Schroeder and Carolyn F. Wood, eds. (2001) 157 p. PDF  Technical
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Socioeconomic Baseline and Projections of the Impact of an OCS Onshore Base for Selected Florida Panhandle Communities. Vol. I, Final Report; Vol. II, Technical Description of the MMS Florida Panhandle Model; Vol. III, User's Guide for the Model. OCS Study MMS 2002-024, 2002-025, and 2002-026. Ronald T. Luke, Eric S. Schubert, Greg Olsson, and F. Larry Leistritz. (2002) 262 p. + 74 p. + 26 p. + one CD. PDF
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Socioeconomic Baseline Study for the Gulf of Mexico, Final Report: Description of the Dataset, 1930-1990 (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2002-054. Natsumi Aratame and Joachim Singelmann. (2002) Compact disc. PDF  Technical
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Technical Summaries from Selected Environmental Studies of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study MMS 96-0025. (1996) 184 p. PDF     
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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FLOWER GARDEN BANKS
Current-Topography Interaction and Its Influence on Water Quality and Contaminant Transport over Shelf-Edge Banks. OCS Study BOEM 2014-771. William J. Teague, Hemantha W. Wijesekera, Ewa Jarosz. 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 280 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Corals on Oil and Gas Platforms Near the Flower Garden Banks: Population Characteristics, Recruitment, and Genetic Affinity. OCS Study BOEM 2013-216. Paul W. Sammarco. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 106 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical
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Deepwater Coral Distribution and Abundance on Active Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms and Decommissioned Rigs-to-Reefs Platforms OCS Study BOEM 2013-217. Paul W. Sammarco. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 45 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical
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The Flower Garden Banks (Northwest Gulf of Mexico): Environmental Characteristics and Human Interaction. OCS Study MMS 98-0010. Kenneth J.P.Deslarzes, ed. (1998) 100 p.  PDF    
Long-Term Monitoring at East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 2011- 2012.  OCS Study BOEM 2015-027 and OCS Study BOEM 2015-028.  M.A. Johnston, M.F. Nuttall, R.J. Eckert, J.A. Embesi, N.C. Slowey, E.L. Hickerson, and G.P. Schmahl. 2015. Volume 1: Technical Report. 194 pp.  Volume 2: Appendixes 416 pp.  U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 2009-2010. Volume 1: Technical Report. OCS Study BOEM 2013-214. 202 pp, and Volume 2: Appendices. OCS Study BOEM 2013-215. 372 pp. M. A. Johnston, M. F. Nuttall, R. J. Eckert, J. A. Embesi, N. C. Slowey, E. L. Hickerson, G. P. Schmahl. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA.Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks, 2004-2008. OCS Study  2010-052. Volume: I Technical Report. Beth Zimmer, Leslie Duncan, Richard B. Aronson, Kenneth J.P.Deslarzes, Donald R. Deis, Martha L. Robbart, William F. Precht, Les Kaufman, Burton Shank, Ernesto Weil, Jennifer field, David J. Evans, Leslie Whaylen. Volume II: Appendices. U.S. Department of the Interior, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 2010, 310 p. PDF
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks, 2004-2005, Interim Report. Volume I: Technical Report and Volume II:  Appendices. OCS Study MMS 2008-027 and MMS 2008-028. William Precht, Richard Aronson, Kenneth Deslarzes, Martha Robbart, David Evans, Beth Zimmer and Leslie Duncan. (2008) Volume I -123 p. + Volume II -1,330 p. PDF
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Long-Term Monitoring of the East and West Flower Garden Banks, 1996-1997. OCS Study MMS 99-0005. Quentin R. Dokken, Ian R. MacDonald, John W. Tunnell, Jr., Carl R. Beaver, Gregory S. Boland, and Derek K. Hagman. (1999) 101 p. PDF Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 1998-1999. OCS Report MMS 2001-101. Quenton R. Dokken, Ian R. MacDonald, John W. Tunnell, Jr., Terry Wade, Carl R. Beaver, Susan A. Childs, Kim Withers, Thomas W. Bates. (2002) 119 p. PDF Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 1998-2001, Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2003-031. Quentin R. Dokken et al. (2003) 89 p. PDF Technical
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Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower GardenBanks National Marine Sanctuary, 2002-2003, Final Report. OCS Report MMS 2006-035. William F. Precht, Richard B. Aronson, Kenneth J. P.Deslarzes, Martha L. Robbart, Thaddeus J. T. Murdoch, Adam Gelber, David J. Evans, Bob Gearheart, Beth Zimmer. (2006) 182 p. PDF Technical
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Post-Hurricane Assessment at the East Flower Garden Bank Long-Term Monitoring Site: November 2005.  OCS Study MMS 2008-019.  William Precht, Richard Aronson, Kenneth Deslarzes, Martha Robbart, Beth Zimmer, and Leslie Duncan. (2008) 39 p. + appendices. PDF Technical
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Post-Hurricane Assessment of Sensitive Habitats of the Flower Garden Banks Vicinity. OCS Study MMS 2009-032. M. L. Robbart, R. B. Aronson, K. J. P.Deslarzes, W. F. Precht, L. Duncan, B. Zimmer, and T. DeMunda. (2009) 160 p.  PDF  Technical
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