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(Keywords: offshore - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama)

Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico Gulf Coast Locations

The active 2008 hurricane season, combined with heightened interest in factors effecting oil and gas production, has focused attention media attention on the locations of oil rigs. Download this GPS map of drilling platform locations off the shore of Texas, Lousiana and other Gulf Coast states.

Gulf Coast oil and gas rig locationsClick on the binoculars to see a screen shot of Google Earth displaying the oil and gas drilling platform locations in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas near Corpus Christi.
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GPS Map

  • Download the free GPS Map in Google Earth (KMZ) file format, which can be read and transferred to your GPS with free GPS software. (The file will appear in a new window where you can File > Save as...  on your computer)

GPS Map Details

File Name rigs.kmz (620KB)
Revised: 10 September 2008
Class B Data
Waypoints Coordinates: Over 51,000 points! (Note this is a large data file converted - not edited - from the referenced source. Inspection of the data reveals numerous points that appear to be duplicate.)

More information

The current rig count can be found at

http://dr.divestco.com/RigCount/Pages/RigCount.aspx

Reference

The GPS Map data in GPX file format, was converted from Geographic Mapping Data found the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service web site at:

http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/pubinfo/repcat/arcinfo/index.html

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