Exploration And Development Plans Definitions

An Initial Exploration Plan describes all exploration activities planned by an operator for a specific lease(s), the timing of these activities, information concerning drilling vessels, the location of each well, and an analysis of both offshore and onshore impacts that may occur as a result of the plan’s implementation.

A Revised Exploration Plan describes changes to proposed activities already included in a previously approved Exploration Plan.

A Supplemental Exploration Plan includes a description of proposed activities on a lease(s) that were not included an original Exploration Plan for that lease(s).

A Development Operations Coordination Document (DOCD) is a plan that describes development and production activities proposed by an operator for a lease or group of leases. The description includes the timing of these activities, information concerning drilling vessels, the location of each proposed well or production platform or other structure, and an analysis of both offshore and onshore impacts that may occur as a result of the plan’s implementation.

A Revised DOCD describes changes to the proposed activities included in a previously approved DOCD, but will not require the approval of additional permit(s).

A Supplemental DOCD describes proposed activities on a lease(s) that were not included in a previously approved DOCD and will require approval of additional permit(s).