Douglas Boren

Douglas Boren, Pacific Regional Director

Pacific Regional Director Doug Boren leads BOEM’s Pacific Office in managing the responsible development of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.

Under his direction, the regional office is actively working with Pacific states, tribes, coastal communities, and ocean users to implement an active federal offshore wind leasing and development program. The office also oversees ongoing regional marine minerals assessment activities and management of existing OCS oil and gas leases offshore California.

Boren previously served as the regional supervisor for BOEM’s Pacific Office of Strategic Resources, where he managed a team of on-staff specialists to facilitate planning opportunities for potential renewable energy leasing in federal waters off California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. His team also initiated marine minerals and conventional energy assessments and managed existing oil and gas leases offshore California. 

Prior to BOEM, Boren held positions with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Energy. 

Boren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, with an emphasis in marine biology, from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.  He is a combat wounded veteran who served our nation as a member of the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment.