Search results for: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

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  • 14 April 2016
    Equipment, Exploration & Production

    Less then a week before the six anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, the Obama administration is reportedly set to release a regulation aiming to seek a more stringent design for well control equipment. According to reports by Bloomberg, AP, and Reuters, all of which cited an unnamed executive close to the rulemaking process, […]

  • 21 November 2012

    Search and rescue efforts to find the worker who went missing following the explosion on the Black Elk-operated offshore platform, off the coast of Louisiana, have been suspended. The company issued a statement last night saying that based on the advice and counsel of search and rescue experts it would now end the search after […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Exploration & Production

    Transocean’s Petrobras 10000 drillship on which an offshore worker died after sustaining a fatal injury in an incident in December 2017 is set to resume work soon.

  • 29 August 2012

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Hurricane Isaac. Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement as of 11:30 a.m. CDT yesterday, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 503 production platforms, equivalent to […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Research & Development

    In an effort to enhance the ability to detect and measure oil spills offshore, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began a study of multiple remote sensing systems at BSEE’s Ohmsett facility. The three-phase study employs Ohmsett’s 660-feet long, 2.6 million gallon capacity saltwater test tank. Spill […]

  • 15 June 2014

    Most popular articles of the week, June 9 – 15, 2014

  • 30 July 2015

    Offshore Energy Today reported Wednesday that Greenpeace activists had suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block Shell’s vessel M/V Fennica from leaving the port for Alaskan waters. According to a live stream by one of the activists, the vessel is now on the move through the Willamette River and towards the St. Johns Bridge. It […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The oil spill response crews have concluded skimming operations at this time as they have recovered more than 84,000 gallons of oily-water mixture following an oil spill from a Shell subsea well-head flow line in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Coast Guard informed. The skimming operation were concluded due to the lack of visible recoverable oil being found […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Global Maritime and Kwan Engineering Services in Houston have launched an industry wide Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop design standards and operation practises for arctic and other cold regions mooring systems. According to Alberto Morandi, President of American Global Maritime Inc, the main aim is to create a guidance document which can be used […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Exploration & Production

    Operations in the Gulf of Mexico are slowly returning to normal following Storm Nate, but another 1 million barrels of daily production remains shut-in. According to Tuesday’s report by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT, personnel remain evacuated from a total […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Shell has kicked off drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska, using the Transocean-owned Polar Pioneer drilling rig. According to the company, the Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling rig spudded the Burger J well at approximately 17:00 Alaska Daylight Time, Thursday, July 30. The Burger Prospect is located in about 140 feet of water, 70 miles northwest […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), U.S. Coast Guard, and Walter Oil & Gas Corporation (Walter), through the Unified Command, continue to oversee and coordinate response efforts to secure the South Timbalier 220 natural gas Well A-3. Safety of personnel and protection of the environment remain the top priorities. All available options to […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Regulation & policy, Safety

    Oil and gas operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have almost completely returned to normal following Tropical Storm Cristobal, with only 3 per cent of platforms still evacuated.

  • 30 April 2018

    The BSEE has proposed to update regulations covering offshore oil and gas drilling operations.

  • 13 May 2016

    Shell has shut production from its oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana following an oil leak. Federal regulator the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on Thursday said it was responding to a two mile by thirteen mile sheen in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 97 miles south of Port Fourchon, […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has presented proposed regulations for better protection from oil spills. The measures include more stringent design requirements and operational procedures for critical well control equipment used in offshore oil and gas operations. The proposal comes in response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and […]

  • 16 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    More than 150 experts on U.S. and European offshore renewable energy and the oil and gas industry met in Washington, D.C., on April 11 and 12 to exchange information and build relationships in support of U.S. offshore renewable energy development. The Offshore Energy Knowledge Exchange workshop was a collaborative effort between the Department of the […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James A. Watson announced that Shell will be allowed to move forward with certain limited preparatory activities in the Beaufort Sea offshore Alaska. The action builds upon BSEE’s authorization on […]

  • 6 September 2018

    Oil and gas operators have started returning to the Gulf of Mexico, following the weakening of the Tropical Storm Gordon, but oil production from the gulf further decreased. 

  • 8 March 2012

    The Center for Offshore Safety’s governing board today announced Charlie Williams as the Executive Director to lead the Center on its ongoing commitment to the safe development of America’s vast deepwater offshore natural resources.  “We have assembled the best and the brightest minds to help ensure we develop America’s vast resources in the safest manner […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Regulation & policy, Safety

    Over 90 per cent of current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in as a result of Hurricane Delta, the BSEE said.

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Byron Energy Limited advises that as at 6 am (USA Central Time) on Monday, 9 June, 2014 the Byron Energy SM 6 #1 well has reached a measured depth of 6,813 feet (2,077 metres) with true vertical depth at 6,793 feet (2,070 metres). Current operations at SM 6 #1 well int he U.S. Gulf of […]