This point shapefile represents offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico (United States). Information includes the name of the platform and the dates of installation and removal. This layer is from Winter Quarter 2016. This layer is intended to assist users in locating and analyzing oil and gas basin data in the United States and may be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analysis with other spatial data. Hart Energy Publishing.(2016). Offshore Platforms, Gulf of Mexico, United States, Winter 2016. Hart Energy Publishing. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/dv155qq2057 This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.