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.
Bays & Estuaries - Oil & Gas Drilling, Production & Transportation. Expires 12/31/2022
South Padre Island Area – Cameron & Willacy Counties. Expires 7/1/2025
North Padre Island Area – Kenedy County. Expires 7/1/2025
Mustang Island Area – Kleberg & Nueces Counties. Expires 7/1/2025
Matagorda Island Area – Aransas, Calhoun & Matagorda Counties. Expires 7/1/2025
Brazos Area – Matagorda & Brazoria Counties. Expires 7/1/2025
High Island, Sabine Pass, & West Cameron Area – Chambers & Jefferson Counties. Expires 7/1/2025
Galveston Area – Brazoria & Galveston Counties. Expires 7/1/2025
- Oil Field Development Permit Application, Department of the Army
- US Army Corps of Engineers - Galveston District Homepage
A permit from the GLO is required to perform seismic work on state-owned land.