Released Geological and Geophysical Data

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management permits and regulates all geological and geophysical exploration for oil and gas on America's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This exploration is primarily carried out by private companies operating under BOEM permits.

To ensure that the Federal Government receives fair market value for any leases issued, BOEM has acquired a large portion of the data resulting from these exploration activities. Federal regulations require that this data be held proprietary for 25 years, then released to the public. The first such data was released in 2001.


  Released September 2016 
OCS Permit 84-30, 84-31 Seismic Reflection Data  North Aleutian and St. George
OCS Permit 84-22  Seismic Reflection Data St. George
OCS Permit 83-47  Seismic Reflection Data  North Aleutian
OCS Permit 83-33 Seismic Reflection Data  North Aleutian
OCS Permit 83-25 Seismic Reflection Data  St. George
OCS Permit 82-72 Seismic Reflection Data  St. George and North Aleutian
OCS Permit 82-63  Seismic Reflection Data  St. George and North Aleutian
OCS Permit 82-46  Seismic Reflection Data  St. George and North Aleutian
OCS Permit 82-39 Seismic Reflection Data  St. George
OCS Permit 82-33    North Aleutian
OCS Permit 82-29  Seismic Reflection Data  St. George
OCS Permit 81-41  Seismic Reflection Data  SEG-Y Format Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 81-38 Seismic Reflection Data  St. George
OCS Permit 81-19  Seismic Reflection Data  North Aleutian and St. George
OCS Permit 81-14 Seismic Reflection Data  North Aleutian
OCS Permit 80-30  Seismic Reflection Data  St. George
OCS Permit 80-21 Seismic Reflection Data  North Aleutian
OCS Permit 80-14  Seismic Reflection Data  St. George and Navarin
Released April 2015
OCS Permit 87-15 Seismic Reflection Data  Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 84-32 Seismic Reflection Data  Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 82-30 Seismic Reflection Profiles Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 81-47 Seismic Reflection Profiles Beaufort Sea
 Released March 2015  
OCS Permit 85-53 Seismic data in SEG-Y Format Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 85-49 Seismic Reflection Profiles Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 84-37 Seismic Reflection Profiles Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 83-28 Seismic Reflection Profiles Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 82-59 Seismic data in SEG-Y Format Beaufort Sea
OCS Permit 81-23 (and 81-23c) Seismic data in SEG-Y Format Beaufort Sea
Released February 2015
OCS Permit 77-15 Seismic Reflection Profiles Beaufort Sea
 Released April 2013 
OCS Permit 82-60 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Chukchi Sea
  Released March 2013
OCS Permit 80-03 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Beaufort Sea
 Released December 2011 
OCS Permit 80-31 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Chukchi Sea
 Released December 2003
OCS Permit 77-03 1977 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Survey Beaufort Sea
Released September 2003 
OCS Permit 77-33 1978 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Survey  
Released August 2003 
OCS Permit 77-25 1977 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Survey  
Released June 2003 
OCS Permit 78-07 1978 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Survey Beaufort Sea
 Released September 2001 
OCS Permit 75-33 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Lower Cook Inlet
OCS Permit 75-09 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data North Aleutian Shelf
OCS Permit 75-26 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Central Gulf of Alaska
OCS Permit 75-30 High Resolution Data St. George Basin
OCS Permit 75-17 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data St. George and North Aleutian basins
 Released August 2001  
OCS Permits 75-29 and 75-59 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data St. George Basin and Kodiak Shelf
OCS Permit 75-39 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Norton Sound
OCS Permit 75-02 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data Shumagin, Kodiak and Gulf of Alaska geologic basins
OCS Permit 75-08 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Data St. George and North Aleutian basins
 Released March 2001 
OCS Permit 76-17 Multi-Channel Seismic Reflections Data Shumagin, Kodiak and Gulf of Alaska Geologic basins