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Lease Sale 261

What's New?

As a result of the order issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Nov. 14, 2023, BOEM has scheduled Lease Sale 261 for Dec. 20, 2023.

Final Notice of Sale  

Final NOS 261 (scheduled for Nov. 20, 2023)

Information to Lessees for Sale 261

Lease Stipulations for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261

List of Blocks Available for Leasing (pdf file or zipped ASCII file)

Unleased Split Blocks and Available Unleased Acreage of Blocks and Irregular Portions

GDIS Information:

Example of Preferred Format includes:
1. Geophysical Data and Information Statement (GDIS),
2. Example of GDIS Spreadsheet, Table Definitions and Envelope,
3. Submittal of Reprocessed Data Survey Map, and
4. Example of Live Trace Map and Submission Instructions

Blank GDIS Excel Spreadsheet
For Potential Bidders - Provided for your reference and suggested use is a blank digital copy of the GDIS table, in Excel format, which you may download, complete and submit along with the GDIS and your bid.

Question and Answer section for the GDIS

Bidder Information:

Telephone Numbers/Addresses of Bidders Form
Bid Form and Envelope

Sale Maps:

Lease Terms and Economic Conditions
(pdf file or zipped postscript file or ARCGIS Online Interactive Map)

Stipulations and Deferred Blocks
(pdf file or zipped postscript file or ARCGIS Online Interactive Map)

Proposed Notice of Sale Package  

Proposed Notice of Sale Package

Instructions for Making EFT Bonus Payments  

Sale-261-EFT-instruction (334.99 KB) (April 2023)