WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. government doesn’t necessarily need a full set of data on the reserve potential in the Atlantic basin to consider a lease sale, a director said. Tommy Beaudreau, director of the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, said his agency should have enough information on hand to consider the east coast for a five-year lease plan beginning in 2017. “You don’t have to have a complete set of seismic data … to schedule a sale,” he said in an interview with the Platts energy news service published Tuesday. In a five-year lease plan outlined in 2011, BOEM said the oil and natural gas potential in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf is not well understood and surveys of these areas are incomplete and out of date. “We have a strategy for evaluating whether and, if so, under what configuration to have sales, […]