Statoil Unsolicited Lease Requests for Offshore Massachusetts
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
PNE Wind and Statoil
On December 16, 2016 and January 4, 2017, Statoil Wind US LLC and PNE Wind USA, Inc., individually submitted unsolicited lease requests for previously unleased areas in the wind energy area offshore Massachusetts. Statoil's request is attached here, and both PNE and Statoil's requests are at the link below.
Lease area OCS-A 0502 is approximately 248,015 acres and Lease area OCS-A 0503 is approximately 140,554 acres. Due to the fact that both parties nominated the same area and that BOEM has determined both entities qualified to hold an OCS lease, BOEM has determined that competitive interest exists and plans to proceed with the competitive leasing process outlined in BOEM’s regulations.