Offshore in depth ///

On July 18, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it had approved opening of the southern and mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) planning areas for geologic and geophysical exploration, including waters from Cape Canaveral to Delaware Bay. Permits have already been issued to nine geophysical survey companies that could conduct multi-client surveys as early as 2015. Exploratory drilling could begin by 2018, with earliest production in 2026.

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