OEMM

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OEMMOffshore Energy Minerals Management
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Recommendation: To increase Interior's assurance that it is accurately measuring oil and gas produced on federal lands and waters, and to improve the consistency and efficiency of Interior's oil and gas measurement regulations and policies, the Secretary of the Interior should empower a centralized panel consisting of staff with measurement expertise from BLM and OEMM to provide departmentwide guidance on measurement technologies not addressed in current regulations and approve variances for measurement technologies in instances when such technologies are not addressed in current regulations or departmentwide guidance.
Recommendation: To increase Interior's assurance that it is accurately measuring oil and gas produced on federal lands and waters, and to improve the consistency and efficiency of Interior's oil and gas measurement regulations and policies, the Secretary of the Interior should empower a centralized panel consisting of staff with measurement expertise from BLM and OEMM to develop guidance clarifying when federal oil and gas may be commingled and establish standardized measurement methods in such a way that production can be adequately measured and verified.
Recommendation: The Secretary of the Interior should report to Congress any year in which OEMM and BLM have not met their legal and agency requirements for completing production inspections, along with the cause and a plan for achieving compliance.
Recommendation: The Secretary of the Interior should direct BLM and OEMM to evaluate both the accuracy and completeness of production inspection data in their databases, including the timeliness of data entry, and amend relevant policies and procedures as necessary.
For instance, for oil, MMS compares companies' self-reported oil production data with third-party pipeline meter data from OEMM's liquid verification system, which records oil volumes flowing through pipeline metering points.
Recommendation: The Director of MMS should improve verification of natural gas volumes owed to the government by using third-party production information, such as data from OEMM's gas verification system, to verify reported production and royalties owed.