Outer continental shelf oil and gas information program; Alaska index (December 1974 - June 1979)
As part of a national goal to reduce dependence on foreign energy sources, the United States is currently managing a program for leasing of OCS oil and gas resources. The areas potentially affected, consisting of 22 coastal states and Pennsylvania, can be grouped into four major areas: Alaska, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific. The Alaska Area has three lease sale areas: Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea and the Chukchi and the Beaufort Sea (see Figures I and 2).
Most of the information used by both the government and industry on the hydrocarbon potential of the Alaska Area is initially acquired and compiled on a regional basis. These data are used by industry in nominating tracts for lease and in preparation of bids and by the Department of the Interior for general sale area identification, tract selection, environmental impact statements and resource evaluation. Subsequent environmental information and data analysis is directed toward defining specific sub-areas and site-specific evaluation.
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Outer continental shelf oil and gas information program; Alaska index (December 1974 - June 1979)|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Description||iv, 91 p.|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|