Unsolicited Lease Requests

PNE Statoil Unsolicited

Background

The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act requires BOEM to award leases competitively, unless BOEM determines there is no competitive interest. On December 16, 2016 and January 4, 2017, Statoil Wind US LLC and PNE Wind USA, Inc., individually submitted unsolicited lease requests for previously unleased areas in the wind energy area offshore Massachusetts.

Lease area OCS-A 0502 is approximately 248,015 acres and Lease area OCS-A 0503 is approximately 140,554 acres. Due to the fact that both parties nominated the same area and that BOEM has determined both entities qualified to hold an OCS lease, BOEM has determined that competitive interest exists and plans to proceed with the competitive leasing process outlined in BOEM’s regulations. Please see the requests below:

For GIS software users, please find shapefiles below for the unsolicited lease requests.