Search results for: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

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  • 10 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    On October 1st, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) marked the completion of its first year as a Bureau. To recognize the day, Bureau leadership met with employees across the country and stakeholders to thank everyone for their support, highlight accomplishments and discuss the path forward. In addition, Director Watson joined Secretary Salazar […]

  • 13 March 2018

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will begin the implementation of a new risk-based inspection program later this month.

  • 29 December 2017

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has proposed revisions to production safety systems regulations. 

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland for a meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Oil Pollution Prevention on March 18 and 19, 2014. Fesmire, who is the Task Force Co-Chair, is working with other representatives from Arctic Council members to identify how best the […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Environment, Regulation & policy, Safety

    Hurricane Sally has shut-in over a quarter of oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said.

  • 17 October 2019
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has issued a new policy which clarifies that it will act as the primary authority on workplace safety for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new policy is set to be published in the Federal Register on 18 October and defines DOI as the principal federal agency for the […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Equipment

    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) today notified all owners and users of H-4 risers and wellhead connectors about a safety alert from GE Oil & Gas related to the equipment. The PSA has learned of an incident in January 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico, where the lower part of an H-4 connector in […]

  • 31 May 2019

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has issued a safety alert and guidance for offshore operators after a contractor fell off a Gulf of Mexico platform as the boarding pad gave way.

  • 9 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance

    Shell has informed that a fire broke out at its Enchilada platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. The fire is associated with a 30-inch gas export pipeline, the company said. Following the incident Shell evacuated all 46 personnel working on the platform, of which two were injured. A 54-year-old male suffered from flash burns […]

  • 30 September 2011
    Authorities & Government

      The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced a final rule that separates the federal regulations that govern offshore energy and resource development between the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), effective October 1, 2011. The two bureaus will become operational […]

  • 30 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced a final rule that separates the federal regulations that govern offshore energy and resource development between the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), effective October 1, 2011. The two bureaus will become operational on […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Exploration & Production

    An offshore worker died aboard a Chevron-operated drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. According to Reuters, the incident happened aboard the Pacific Santa Ana drillship. The news agency has quoted Chevron as saying that an investigation has been initiated into the cause behind the accident. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement […]

  • 5 December 2014

    The US government recently contracted ABS Group to assist in developing inspection procedures that will ensure safe and efficient operation of these facilities. ABS Group was contracted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to support the development of inspection procedures for offshore wind farms. The project will include a […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Equipment

    A panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of federal defendants and Shell in an action brought by environmental groups alleging that the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement acted unlawfully in approving two of Shell’s oil spill response plans for its oil leases […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    One worker died and three more were injured in an explosion on Fieldwood Energy’s Echo Platform located in the Gulf of Mexico some 12 miles off New Orleans just before 3 p.m. local time Thursday, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reports. Fieldwood Energy said that the three injured workers were treated at […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) District Managers from the Pacific Region’s California District and the five Gulf of Mexico Region Districts met last week in New Orleans to discuss emerging and ongoing offshore operational issues. The meetings are held quarterly and involve staff from other BSEE programs and offices as well. The District […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Conservation groups sent a letter to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson asking for a public comment period and review of ConocoPhillips’ Chukchi Oil Spill Response Plan and accompanying environmental documentation. In 2012, BSEE distributed Shell Oil’s Chukchi and Beaufort Oil Spill Response Plans to the public and reviewed public comments. […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) District Managers from the Pacific Region’s California District and the five Gulf of Mexico Region Districts met last week in New Orleans to discuss emerging and ongoing offshore operational issues. The meetings are held quarterly and involve staff from other BSEE programs and offices as well. The District […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it is responding to a report of a fatality on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 200 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The 2011-built Pacific Santa Ana drillship was beginning drilling operations for Chevron in 4,800 feet of water. According to the operator, […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday announced his budget request for $222.2 million to fund the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in fiscal year 2013. While Congress provided a specific appropriation for BSEE for FY 2012, this is the first stand-alone budget request for the new organization. The bureau promotes safe, environmentally responsible […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno outlined his intent to establish a Houston-based BSEE Technology Center during a panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. During the discussion with Department of Energy Acting Assistant Secretary Chris Smith, Director Salerno told attendees that a BSEE Technology Center would increase the […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno outlined his intent to establish a Houston-based BSEE Technology Center during a panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. During the discussion with Department of Energy Acting Assistant Secretary Chris Smith, Director Salerno told attendees that a BSEE Technology Center would increase the […]