A Comprehensive History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Louisiana and its Consequences

Allan Pulsipher. Funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service. Project funding: $900,000. (Three Years).

The focus of this project is on Louisiana's petroleum industry from the coastal zone into the Gulf of Mexico and into ever-deeper waters. The objectives of the project are to study, collect, and analyze oral histories and existing literature on the development of Louisiana's offshore petroleum industry, and the effects that the offshore industry has had on the people and institutions of the coastal economy. Researchers from the Universities of Arizona, Houston, and Louisiana at Lafayette are partners in the project. Interviews, papers, and other materials collected will be archived and made available to the public. An interim report has been issued and is available as a CD. The project and its final report were discussed at the annual Meeting of the Association for Environmental History in Baton Rouge, February 27-March 3 2007 and at a symposium held on Friday March 2, 2007 at the Center for Energy Studies at LSU.

Vol I - Papers on the Evolving offshore industry