What is the Outer Continental Shelf?
The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) refers to federal submerged lands that lie seaward of the states' jurisdiction (generally three nautical miles from the shoreline).
Shell Discoverer Beaufort Sea Air Permits Expires
Shell did not use the Discoverer drillship in the Beaufort Sea during the 2012 drilling season. They also did not start construction of the Discoverer Beaufort OCS source within the 18-month period required by the permit. As a result, the Shell Discoverer Beaufort OCS air permit expired in July 2013.
Final Air Permit Documents
Draft Permit and Other Related Documents