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The Minerals Management Service's 5 year leasing program is now official, having survived a congressional review without challenge.
MMS has made one change to the schedule, shifting a lease sale planned for Alaska's St. George basin from 1994 to 1996 (OGJ, May 11, p. 22).
How to run programs
MMS Director Scott Sewell said his agency is getting "a tremendous amount of interest from foreign governments" on how to run leasing and royalty programs.
In the last few months three delegations of Russian republics, Chinese, and Hungarians have conferred with MMS on how to manage leases and maintain long term relationships with private oil …