Gulf of Mexico OCS Region Publications



HABITATS
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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Association of Sea Turtles with Petroleum Platforms in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study MMS 90-0025. Ren Lofoefner et al. (1991) 90 p. PDF       
Cetaceans, Sea Turtles and Seabirds in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Associations. Vol. I: Executive Summary (OCS Study MMS 2000-002), Vol. II: Technical Report (MMS 2000-003), Vol. III: Data Appendix (MMS 2000-004). Randall W. Davis, William E. Evans, and Bernd Würsig. (2000) 27 p. + xviii p. + 346 p. + xl p. + 201 p. + xxvi p.
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Characterization of Algal-Invertebrate Mats at Offshore Platforms and the Assessment of Methods for Artificial Substrate Studies, Final Report (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2005-038. R.S. Carney. (2005) 46 p.and appendices. PDF   Technical
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Coastal Upwelling and Mass Mortalities of Fishes and Invertebrates in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico During Spring and Summer 1998, Final Report. MMS 99-0049. Sneed B. Collard and Alexis Lugo-Fernandez. (1999) 16 p. PDF     
Cumulative Ecological Significance of Oil and Gas Structures in the Gulf of Mexico: A Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Habitat Suitability Model-Phase II, Model Description. OCS Study MMS 97-0044. B.J. Gallaway and J.G. Cole, eds. (1998) 109 p PDF     
Cumulative Ecological Significance of Oil and Gas Structures in the Gulf of Mexico: A Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Habitat Suitability Model-Phase II, User Manual. OCS Study MMS 97-0043. LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc. (1998) 23 p. PDF     
Cumulative Ecological Significance of Oil and Gas Structures in the Gulf of Mexico: Information Search, Synthesis, and Ecological Modeling-Phase I, Final Report. OCS Study MMS 97-0036. LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc. and Science Applications International Corp. (1998) 130 p. PDF    
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. and CD-ROM. 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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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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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, 595, and 931 p. PDF
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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
Feasibility of Using Remote-Sensing Techniques for Shoreline Delineation and Coastal Habitat Classification forEnvironmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Mapping (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2005-047. Katherine Born-Phillips, Chris Locke, Jacqueline Michel, DeWitt Braud. (2007) 65 p. PDF 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    
Foraminiferal Communities of Bathyal Hydrocarbon Seeps, Northern Gulf of Mexico: A Taxonomic, Ecologic, and Geologic Study. OCS study MMS 2009-013.  Sen Gupta, B.K., M.K. Lobegeier, and L.E.Smith. (2009) 373 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
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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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 Announcement Technical Summary
Loop Current Frontal Eddies Based on Satellite Remote Sensing and Drifter Data.  OCS Study MMS 2009-023.  Louisiana State University, University of Colorado, Horizon Marine. (2009) 78 p.  PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Mississippi/Alabama Pinnacle Trend Ecosystem Monitoring, Final Synthesis Report. OCS Study MMS 2001-080. Continental Shelf Associates, Inc., and Texas A&M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group. (2001) 446 p.   PDF Technical
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Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Habitats and Benthic Ecology Study:  Final Report.  OCS Study MMS 2009-039.  Gilbert T. Rowe and Mahlon C. Kennicutt II. (2009) 456 p.

 

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Offshore Petroleum Platforms: Functional Significance for Larval Fish Across Longitudinal and Latitudinal Gradients; Coastal Marine Institute. OCS Study MMS 2002-077. Richard F. Show, David C. Lindquist, Mark C. Benfield, Talat Farooqi, and John T. Plunket. (2003) CD-ROM. PDF Technical
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Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)-Related Pipelines and Navigation Canals in the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico: Relative Impacts on Wetland Habitats and Effectiveness of Mitigation. OCS Study MMS 2009-048.  James B. Johnston, Donald R. Cahoon and Megan K. La Peyre. (2009) 200 p. PDF Technical
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Platform Recruited Reef Fish Phase II: Do Platforms Provide Habitat that Increases the Survival of Reef Fishes? OCS Study BOEM 2013-0120. Michelle Zapp Sluis and James H. Cowan, Jr. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 43 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. 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 Announcement   Technical
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Potential for Accelerated Bioremediation and Restoration of Oil-Impacted Marshes through the Selection of Superior Oil-Tolerant Vegetation (Coastal Marine Institute). OCS Study MMS 2000-042. Mark W. Hester, Quixam Lin, Irving A. Mendellsohn, and Dennis J. DesRoches. (2000) 47 p. PDF   Technical Summary
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 p. + 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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Seafloor Characteristics and Distribution Patterns of Lophelia pertusaand Other Sessile Megafauna at Two Upper-Slope Sitesin the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico.  OCS Study MMS 2007-035. William W. Schroeder. (2007) 49 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
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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Sperm Whale Seismic Study in the Gulf of Mexico, Synthesis Report. OCS Study MMS 2008-006. A. Jochens, D. Biggs, K. Benoit-Bird, D. Engelhardt, J. Gordon, C. Hu, N. Jaquet, M. Johnson, R. Leben, B. Mate, P. Miller, J. Oretga-Oritz, A. Thode, P.Tyack, and B. Wursig. (2008) 341 p. PDF Technical
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Stability and Change in Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Communities; Vol. I: Executive Summary; Vol. II: Technical Report. OCS Study MMS 2002-035 and 2002-036. Ian R. MacDonald, editor. (2002) 2 compact discs.
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Synopsis of Biological Data on the Kemp's Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys kempi (Garman, 1880). OCS Study MMS 94-0023. Rene Marquez-M., comp. (1994) 91 p. PDF    
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HISTORY, OIL & GAS INDUSTRY
History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana, Interim Report:  Volume I, Papers on the Evolving Offshore Industry (OCS Study MMS 2004-049); Volume II, Bayou Lafourche—An Oral History of the Development of the Oil and Gas Industry (OCS Study MMS 2004-050); Volume III, Samples of Interviews and Ethnographic Prefaces (OCS Study MMS 2004-051).  Diane Austin (vols. I, II), Tom McGuire (vols. I, II, III); and Bob Carriker, Joseph Pratt, Tyler Priest, and Allan G. Pulsipher (vol. I). (2004) 98, 147, and 74 p. PDF
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History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana: Volume I:  Papers on the Evolving Offshore Industry, OCS Study MMS 2008-042.  Diane Austin, Tyler Priest, Lauren Penney, Joseph Pratt, Allan G. Pulsipher, Joseph Abel and Jennifer Taylor. 264 p., Volume II: Bayou Lafourche - Oral Histories of the Oil and Gas Industry, OCS Study MMS 2008-043. Tom McGuire. 177 p. Volume III: Morgan City's History in the Era of Oil and Gas - Perspectives of Those Who Were There, OCS Study MMS 2008-044, Diane E. Austin. 238 p. Volume VI: Terrebonne Parish.  OCS Study MMS 2008-045.  James L. Sell and Tom McGuire. 90 p. Volume V: Guide to the Interviews.  OCS Study MMS 2008-046.  Diane E. Austin. 1259 p. Volume VI: ACollection of Photographs. OCS Study MMS 2008-047. Diane E. Austin and Justin Gaines. 165 p. Minerals Management Service. Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2008). PDF
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HYDRATES
Multicomponent and Multifrequency Seismic for Assessment of Fluid-Gas Expulsion Geology and Gas-Hydrate Deposits: Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study  2010-046. B. A. Hardage and H. H. Roberts. (2010) 100 p.  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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HYDROCARBONS
Assessment of Opportunities for Alternative Uses of Hydrocarbon Infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study  2011-028. Mark J. Kaiser, Brian Snyder, Allan G. Pulsipher. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 2011, 282 p.  PDF Technical Announcement    Technical Summary
Atlas of Gulf of Mexico Gas and Oil Sands as of January 1, 1999. OCS Report MMS 2001-086. Barbara J. Bascle, Lesley D. Nixon, and Katherine M. Ross. (2001) CD-ROM. PDF Technical
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Degradation of Synthetic-Based Drilling Mud Base Fluids by Gulf of Mexico Sediments, Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2006-028. Deborah J. Roberts and Alan H. Nguyen. (2006) 126 p. PDF Technical
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Digital Conversion of Dive Video from Fifteen Dive Seasons.  OCS Study BOEM 2015- 004.  R.S. Carney, H.H. Roberts. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 17 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical Summary
Effects of Simultaneous Exposure to Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Hypoxia, and Prior Exposure on the Tolerance and Sublethal Responses of Marine Animals: Blue Crabs and Killifish; Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2002-009. William B. Stickle, Jr. (2002) 18 p. PDF Technical
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Fate and Effects of Barium and Radium-Rich Fluid Emissions from Hydrocarbon Seeps on the Benthic Habitats of the Gulf of Mexico Offshore Louisiana. OCS Study MMS 2001-004. Paul Aharon, Dan Van Gent, Baoshun Fu, L. Max Scott. (2001) 141 p.   PDF      Technical
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Foraminiferal Communities of Bathyal Hydrocarbon Seeps, Northern Gulf of Mexico: A Taxonomic, Ecologic, and Geologic Study. OCS study MMS 2009-013.  Sen Gupta, B.K., M.K. Lobegeier, and L.E.Smith. (2009) 373 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Idle Iron in the Gulf of Mexico.  OCS Study MMS 2007-031.  Mark J. Kaiser and Allan G. Pulsipher (2007) 197 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Mixtures of Metals and Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons May Elicit Complex, Nonadditive Toxicological Interactions. OCS StudyMMS 2007-019.  John W. Fleeger, Sidney J. Marlborough, Kurt A. Gust, Kevin R. Carman, Soroya Silva. (2007) 32 p. PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
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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Offshore Drilling Industry and Rig Construction Market in the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study BOEM-2013-0112. Mark J. Kaiser, Brian Snyder, Allan G. Pulsipher. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (2013) 375 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet.  PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
User's Guide for the 2014 Gulfwide Offshore Activities Data System (GOADS-2014) OCS Study BOEM 2014-606. Darcy Wilson & Brian Boyer. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 81 pp. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet. PDF Technical Announcement  Technical
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User's Guide for the 2011 Gulfwide Offshore Activities Data System (GOADS-2011). OCS Study  2011-011. Darcy Wilson, Eastern Research Group, Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, Brian Boyer, COMM Engineering, Inc., Lafayette, Louisiana. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. 2011, 80 p.  PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
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HYPOXIA
Effects of Simultaneous Exposure to Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Hypoxia, and Prior Exposure on the Tolerance and Sublethal Responses of Marine Animals: Blue Crabs and Killifish; Final Report. OCS Study MMS 2002-009. William B. Stickle, Jr. (2002) 18 p. PDF Technical
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Influence of Hypoxia on the Interpretation of Effects of Petroleum Production Activities (University Research Initiative). OCS Study MMS 93-0022. Nancy M. Rabalais, Lorene E. Smith, Edward B. Overton, and Anne L. Zoeller. (1993) 158 p. PDF      Technical
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Integrated Bio-Physical Modeling of the Louisiana-Texas (LATEX) Shelf. OCS Study BOEM 2012-108. R.D. Hetland, K. Fennel, C.K. Harris, J. Kaihatu, K. Xu, S.F. DiMarco. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. (2012), 124 p. Available from GOMR on compact disc ($15) and on the Internet.  PDF Technical Announcement Technical Summary
Relative Contribution of Produced Water Discharge in the Development of Hypoxia. OCS Study MMS 2005-044. Nancy N. Rabalais. (2005) 37 + 11 p. PDF Technical
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