Empirical Analysis of the OCS Pipeline Network in the Gulf of Mexico
Offshore pipelines serve a critical role in linking offshore oil and gas production
with onshore demand centers. The pipeline network in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is the largest and most complex offshore pipeline system in the
Economic Impacts Associated with Shell’s Potential Gas-to-Liquids Project
The purpose of this study is to provide an economic impact analysis associated with
the potential development of a Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant in Louisiana. The analysis
will not be limited to simply traditional economic impact measures but highlight the
broader economic contributions made by the project that includes leveraging existing
in-state and regional natural gas production and supporting energy infrastructure.
Industry Development and Capital Investment Issues and Energy Savings Benefits Created
by Unconventional Oil and Gas Development
The study focuses primarily on the benefits created to specific Louisiana industries;
and to a lesser extent, the broader impacts on Gulf coast industry outside of the
state; it draws inferences and cites additional benefits created across the U.S. in
terms of the industrial development benefits being generated by unconventional natural
Removing Big Wind’s “Training Wheels”: The Case for Ending the Federal Production
The federal wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), first enacted in 1992 to "jump start"
a nascent, but promising industry, provides wind producers with a subsidy of $22 per
megawatt hour of electricity generated. The PTC has been extended seven times, but
is scheduled to expire under
current law on December 31, 2012.
Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition Program Support
The objective is to support the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program by
reducing petroleum consumption and improving air quality in the five-parish non-attainment
area (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge Parishes).
The Benefits of Continued and Expanded Investments in the Port of Venice
The project evaluates the impact of investment in the Port of Venice on Louisiana's
offshore oil and gas industry.
Louisiana and Mississippi Green Jobs Research.
This project provides support for the Louisiana Workforce Commission's (LWC) Occupational
Forecasting project. The project will identify key employers, industry groups, and
trade associations that are focused on developing green industries and increasing
the number of green jobs.
Geographic Units for Socioeconomic Impact Analysis in the Gulf of Mexico Region
This study will use industrial cluster analysis, regional input/output analysis and
modeling, and geographic information systems in an interdisciplinary effort to identify
Preparing Louisiana for the Possible Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
The purpose of this project is to help prepare Louisiana for the possible federal
regulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) and to assure that the state's economic competitiveness
is not compromised and that economic development opportunities are recognized.
The Offshore Drilling Industry and Rig Construction Market in the Gulf of Mexico
The purpose of this proposal is to examine the offshore drilling industry and rig
construction markets, and to investigate targeted issues relevant to the Gulf of Mexico
OCS Studies Review: (1) Geographical Units for Observing and Modeling Socioeconomic
Impact of Offshore Activity;
The OCS of Louisiana and Texas remains a major supplier of domestic oil and gas, and
it holds the potential for new supplies of energy, through imported LNG, wind and
ocean energy, and natural gas hydrates.
State and Local-Level Fiscal Effects of the Offshore Petroleum Industry
The primary purpose of this study is to provide a detailed description of the various
fiscal effects, while the secondary goal is to actually estimate the magnitude of
Forecasting Service Vessel and Helicopter Trips Related to OCS Development
The purpose of this proposal is to expand and update the current MMS descriptions
related to service vessel and helicopter trips......
A Review and Update of Supplemental Bonding Requirements in the Gulf of Mexico
The purpose of this study is to update and refine the MMS bonding algorithm; describe
the purpose, requirements, constraints and limitations of bonding mechanisms; and
to develop alternative risk-adjusted bonding formulas for MMS review.
Structural Shifts and Concentration of Regional Economic Activity Supporting GOM Offshore
Oil and Gas Activities
The purpose of this research will be to conduct a comprehensive examination of the
concentration and industry-related changes in oil and gas related employment in Louisiana
with a special emphasis in the relative regional changes between various Louisiana
Determining the Economic Value of Coastal Preservation and Restoration on Critical
The leading question in this review is: to what extent do coastal restoration activities
benefit energy infrastructure and is there any way to value this potential benefit?
Diversifying Energy Supply Investments in Post Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico
The purpose of this study is to provide an empirical assessment of marginal and lost
production in the GOM and to inform policy makers of the role of marginal production
through a comprehensive economic, environmental, and regulatory analysis.
Diversifying Energy Industry Risk in the Gulf of Mexico
This project proposes to investigate how the energy industry diversifies its risk
exposure in general in the GOM, with a particular emphasis on insurance-related issues.
An Intra-University Workshop on Characterizing Cumulative Socioeconomic Effects of
Offshore Oil and Gas Development
The focus of the study is now the effects of offshore development on the recreation
and tourism sectors of coastal regions and communities.
Ultra Deepwater Road Mapping Process
Coordination of deepwater oil and gas exploration activities of LSU for pending proposal
with Texas A&M University and other RPSEA partners.
Examination of the Development of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities in the Gulf of
Project examined the nature of LNG facility development in the Gulf of Mexico region
and the impact that these facilities could have on the regional economy of the Gulf.
Assessment of Opportunities for Alternative Uses of Hydrocarbon Infrastructure in
the Gulf of Mexico
This project is to examine four (4) alternative uses of offshore structures in the
Gulf of Mexico Region: artificial reefs, wind power, mariculture, and geologic sequestration/enhanced
Factors Affecting Global Petroleum Exploration and Development and Impacts on the
Attractiveness and Prospectivity of the.......
This study examines resource growth, technical discovery success, and exploration
efficiency to assess the attractiveness and prospectivity of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
deepwater and the deep shelf.
A Collaborative Investigation of Baseline and Scenario Information for Environmental
This three year project will assist the MMS in developing baseline and scenario information
that is regularly used in the development of Environmental Impact Statements as required
under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).
Post Hurricane Assessment of OCS-Related Infrastructure and Communities in the Gulf
of Mexico Region
This project will update the information from the earlier study, so that the most
current, up-to-date information about OCS-related infrastructure in the region will
be available for Federal and State decision-makers.
Understanding Current and Projected Gulf OCS Labor and Port Infrastructure Needs
This project is comprised of two parts: a labor needs analysis and ports infrastructure
A Comprehensive History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Louisiana and its
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.
Basin Analysis and Petroleum System Characterization and Modeling, Interior Salt Basins,
Central and Eastern Gulf of Mexico
Information from the research has provided an advanced approach for targeting geologic
"traps" where oil and natural gas may have collected.
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) Louisiana sector of the Gulf Coast Region
Continued activities by the PTTC/Gulf Coast Region's Louisiana sector will be supported
by a yearly DOE/AAPG budget of approximately $39,000.The Center for Energy Studies
(CES) at LSU will continue to serve as the Regional Lead Organization (RLO) for Louisiana
and the PI will be Wumi Iledare, the Director of the project.