Oil Field Development 

The GLO reviews and issues authorization under certain U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Oil Field Development General Permits (OFD GP). There are eight OFD GP's for oil field related activities in the bays and Gulf of Mexico.

General Permits

  • SWG-2006-00517
    Bays & Estuaries - Oil & Gas Drilling, Production & Transportation. Expires 12/31/2022 
  • SWG-2002-02391
    South Padre Island Area – Cameron & Willacy Counties.  Expires 7/1/2025
  • SWG-2002-02393
    North Padre Island Area – Kenedy County.  Expires 7/1/2025
  • SWG-2002-02397
    Mustang Island Area – Kleberg & Nueces Counties.  Expires 7/1/2025
  • SWG-2002-02400
    Matagorda Island Area – Aransas, Calhoun & Matagorda Counties.  Expires 7/1/2025

Seismic Permitting

A permit from the GLO is required to perform seismic work on state-owned land.