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  • 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 […]

  • 27 March 2013

    Conservation groups yesterday 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 […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Further to the notice of a well control incident on the jack-up drilling rig Hercules 265, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has announced that a fire has broken out on the mentined rig. The natural gas leaking from the well ignited at 10:50 p.m. CDT July 23, 2013. A total of 44 workers […]

  • 23 January 2017

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard were on Thursday responding to a release of gas and condensate from a Gulf of Mexico pipeline. According to the BSEE,  the incident happened at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 32 miles southwest of Cameron, Louisiana. A […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Equipment

    Preparedness Analysts with Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Oil Spill Preparedness Division have tested Anadarko Petroleum’s response equipment and readiness in its Gulf of Mexico operations. The auditors boarded the Marine Spill Response Corp.-owned Pollution Control Vessel Louisiana Responder at Fort Jackson, Louisiana on July 14 to conduct the testing. While conducting an equipment […]

  • 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, […]

  • 16 January 2015

    The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is soliciting proposals for oil spill response research projects and will be investing up to USD 6 million in 2015 for the purpose. The bureau called for white papers focusing specifically on one of seven topic areas for proposed research covering oil spill response operations on […]

  • 28 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James A. Watson yesterday announced the selection of Margaret N. Schneider as BSEE Deputy Director. Bob LaBelle, who has served as the Acting Deputy Director since October 1, 2011, will now become Science Advisor at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. “For the past several months as […]

  • 28 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James A. Watson announced the selection of Margaret N. Schneider as BSEE Deputy Director. Bob LaBelle, who has served as the Acting Deputy Director since October 1, 2011, will now become Science Advisor at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. “For the past several months as the […]

  • 22 May 2012

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will today deliver opening remarks at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Technical Forum on Next-Generation Blowout Preventer (BOP) and Control Systems Technology, Management and Regulation, highlighting the extensive safety reforms taken by the Obama Administration since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The forum will be held […]

  • 28 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James A. Watson announced the selection of Margaret N. Schneider as BSEE Deputy Director. Bob LaBelle, who has served as the Acting Deputy Director since October 1, 2011, will now become Science Advisor at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. “For the past several months as the […]

  • 12 October 2018

    The U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas companies have started resuming operations following shut-downs and evacuations caused by the Hurricane Michael this week. 

  • 25 May 2015
    Exploration & Production

    The United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Race Addington, 49, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced for making false statements to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspectors in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil and gas platform located at Ship Shoal 225 on […]

  • 7 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico continue to restore production following Tropical Storm Isaac. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Hurricane Response Team will continue to work with offshore operators and other state and federal agencies until operations return to normal. Personnel remain evacuated on a total of 10 […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell presented the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Ocean Council with the Partners in Conservation Award in a ceremony at the Sidney R. Yates Auditorium of the Stewart Lee Udall Main Interior Building in Washington, DC. The award was given for the bureau’s collaborative efforts […]

  • 15 March 2016

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), an agency under the United States Department of the Interior, has identified the offshore worker who died in an incident on a platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The bureau said on Monday it continues its investigation into the March 10, 2016 death of Roy Miller, a […]

  • 25 May 2015

    The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Race Addington, 49, of Houston, was sentenced for making false statements to agencies or departments of the United States in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District […]

  • 12 March 2019

    U.S. president Donald Trump on Monday proposed a $193.4 million budget for the fiscal year 2020 for U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

  • 11 June 2014
    Equipment

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to an equipment failure on board the Deepwater Nautilus semisubmersible drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Fourchon, Louisiana. The offshore oil and gas operator, Shell Offshore Inc., reported that on June 9 during well operations, the rig’s traveling block […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Shell has been given green light by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to start repairs at Glider field, following the release of oil from its subsea infrastructure last week. Glider field is located in Green Canyon Block 248 in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident was reported approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana. […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), through its office of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), is seeking a contractor who will carry out Wind Energy Inspection Procedure Assessment. The DOI intends to competitively award a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) type of contract to one of potential offerors, who must be registered in the System […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced a 45-day extension to the public comment period for the proposed rule on offshore oil and natural gas production safety systems. Comments will now be accepted through Dec. 5, 2013. The proposed rule will revise 30 CFR 250 subpart H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems, […]