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  • 13 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today released the panel investigation report on the May 11, 2016 subsea jumper leak on a platform operated by Shell. The leak from Green Canyon Block 248 occurred on subsea well No.4, resulting in an estimated release of 1,926 barrels of oil. The BSEE investigation panel concluded […]

  • 31 January 2014

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Coast Guard are responding to a loss of well control event at Vermilion Block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 108 miles southwest of Lafayette, Louisiana. The operator, EnVen, reported that it was drilling from the jack-up rig, Rowan Louisiana, when the well began […]

  • 17 October 2018

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are resuming normal operations following Tropical Storm Michael.

  • 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, […]

  • 15 May 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell continue joint efforts to respond to an oil leak that occurred in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana, at Shell’s Glider field on Thursday morning. According to a statement by the Coast Guard, on water, recovery vessels are searching for oil that can be recovered through skimming. Five […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno completed a two-day trip to the State of Texas on Friday where he met with stakeholders and viewed critical pieces of safety equipment. While in Texas, Director Salerno delivered a keynote address at the Second Annual Center for Offshore Safety Forum in Houston, Texas on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Coast Guard are responding to a loss of well control event at Vermilion Block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 108 miles southwest of Lafayette, Louisiana. The operator, EnVen, reported that it was drilling from the jack-up rig, Rowan Louisiana, when the well began […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    DNV Business Assurance has received approval to begin providing SEMS audits to oil and gas drilling operators in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas of the US outer continental shelf. SEMS is the Safety and Environmental Management Systems program developed by the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) and made mandatory in 2011 by the […]

  • 28 May 2013

    DNV Business Assurance has received approval to begin providing SEMS audits to oil and gas drilling operators in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas of the US outer continental shelf. SEMS is the Safety and Environmental Management Systems program developed by the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) and made mandatory in 2011 by the […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Late last week, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Oil Spill Response Division Chief David Moore, along with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy Chief Captain Claudia Gelzer and Lieutenant Commander Wes James, viewed a 42-foot long skimming vessel test, the first-of-its-size at Ohmsett, BSEE’s National Oil Spill Response Research […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Superior Energy-Marine Technical Services (MTS), a division of Superior Energy Services, Inc., received its first Certificate of Acceptance from a client for the use of their Arctic Containment System (ACS). Designed, built, owned and operated by MTS, the ACS was developed to act as a containment system for collection and control of potential environmental hazards […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    DNV Business Assurance has received approval to begin providing SEMS audits to oil and gas drilling operators in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas of the US outer continental shelf. SEMS is the Safety and Environmental Management Systems program developed by the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) and made mandatory in 2011 by the […]

  • 10 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    Personnel from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard completed a review of the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Scarabeo 9 on Jan. 9, 2012, off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. The review followed an invitation from the vessel’s operator, Repsol. While aboard […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s Gulf of Mexico Region hosted three members of New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) January 27th to help foster global awareness. The purpose of New Zealand’s visit was to study BSEE’s operational policy and learn best practices. New Zealand’s EPA has a broad mission and oversees some of the […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a Safety Alert relating to the Macondo well blowout. The Safety Alert was distributed to oil and gas leaseholders and contractors working on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It briefly summarizes the findings of the Joint Investigation of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, and […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio announced at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will strengthen the working relationship between their two agencies on the management of safety and environmental protection responsibilities on the Outer […]

  • 3 October 2014

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) still needs to complete three out of seven recommendations to improve the offshore oil and gas permitting process.   According to the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG), extensive analysis following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010 provided the […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Exploration & Production

    A semi-submersible drilling rig reportedly caught fire in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Friday, February 13, 2015. According to gCaptain, which was first to report the news, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the incident had happened on an offshore rig when a fire broke out in the engine room. gCaptain claims that the rig […]

  • 18 November 2012

     Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC confirmed that a fire ignited Friday morning on the company’s platform located at West Delta 32 Block, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico approximately 17 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La. There were 22 workers on the platform at the time of the incident. Two workers went missing. Nine workers […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Equipment

    Sercel’s QuietSea passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) system, which is integrated into seismic streamers to detect the presence of marine mammals during seismic operations, has achieved two milestones. Most recently, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) authorized the use of QuietSea for seismic survey operations in the US waters of the Gulf of […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio announced yesterday at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will strengthen the working relationship between their two agencies on the management of safety and environmental protection responsibilities on the […]