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  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions. In a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), the bureau called for white papers on new mechanical technologies for cleaning up oil spills in drift ice conditions that could be found in an Arctic […]

  • 10 November 2017

    Planning is underway to determine when it will be safe to perform a detailed inspection of a Shell-operated platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, following a fire on Wednesday. 

  • 31 March 2014

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a report of an emergency disconnect and production shut-in onboard the Helix Producer 1 floating production unit located approximately 100 miles southwest of Houma, La.   The offshore oil and gas operator, Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico, LLC (ERT)/Talos reported to BSEE that […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno met with faculty and staff at the Energy Institute High School in Houston. Energy Institute is the first high school in the nation focused on preparing students for careers in the energy field. While at the Energy Institute, Director Salerno met with Principal Lori Lambropoulos, Dean […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Research & Development

    In a step to address a critical safety concern involving the failure of subsea bolts offshore, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) director Brian Salerno is forming an interagency group to focus on the subsea bolt issue and the risks it poses to offshore operations. Director Salerno is calling upon federal partners to work […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Helicopter operator Era Group has entered into a new contract with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Era said on Monday that the contract was for an initial term of five years that is subject to annual renewals. The helicopter operator will continue to […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Last week, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director, Brian Salerno attended the Ocean Energy Safety Institute’s inaugural event in Houston, a risk forum. Also attending were members of industry, academia, stakeholder groups, and government. The objective of the forum was to promote a dialogue on topics ranging from risk informed decision making and quantitative […]

  • 27 December 2017

    The U.S. President Trump administration is reportedly looking to roll back a number of safety regulations related to offshore drilling activities put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that this rollback in safety measures would reduce the government’s role in […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    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) has reported. Oil and gas operators continue to assess their facilities and are submitting damage reports to BSEE as required. Reports continue to indicate mainly minor damage. Based on data […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC), Shell Oil Company and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) yesterday announced the successful demonstration of the industry’s ability to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. At the direction of the Department of the Interior and BSEE, MWCC initiated mobilization of […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Equipment

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has inspected Shell’s oil spill response equipment staged in Northern Alaska.  The bureau said that two members of its Oil Spill Preparedness Division recently traveled to communities along the Arctic to verify and inspect oil spill response equipment staged to support ongoing oil exploration in the Chukchi […]

  • 16 May 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard has shared the above image, showing the oil spill response efforts following a discharge from Shell’s Glider field in the Gulf of Mexico last week. The image shows two 210-foot and two 95-foot vessels conduct skimming operations on May 14, 2016, in response to an estimated 88,200 gallons of crude oil […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) participated in a day-long Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise involving Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY). The table top exercise, held in Huntington Beach, Calif., tested OXY’s ability to respond to a simulated spill event in accordance with its Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP). For this exercise, OXY was instructed […]

  • 28 April 2014

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) last week participated in a day-long Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise involving Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY). The table top exercise, held in Huntington Beach, Calif., tested OXY’s ability to respond to a simulated spill event in accordance with its Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP). For this exercise, […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Cost Guard and Shell have wrapped up their oil spill skimming operations, conducted following last week’s discharge of 2,100 barrels (88,200 gallons) at the Glider field in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Coast Guard, the skimming has been concluded due to no visible recoverable oil being found by either aerial or surface assets. The […]

  • 22 July 2014

    A multi-disciplinary team of scientists launched the second expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to examine the effects of Deepwater Horizon spill-related oil and dispersant exposure on deep-water shipwrecks and their microbial communities.   The study is part of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program that is sponsored by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Equipment

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register Reading Room soliciting public comments on improving the safety of helideck and aviation fuel operations on fixed offshore facilities. This notice is the most recent step in BSEE’s continued efforts to strengthen safety on […]

  • 15 January 2015

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced this week that it is soliciting proposals for oil spill response research projects and will be investing up to $6 million to support these projects in 2015. In a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) released on the federal government’s business opportunities website, the bureau called for […]

  • 23 June 2017

    The tropical storm Cindy that has hit the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this week and forced some oil and gas operators to evacuate workers has been downgraded to a tropical depression. The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Thursday said the Tropical Storm Warning from High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana, had been discontinued, but […]

  • 18 January 2019

    U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last week said it would have more than 120 people working on permitting operations and on preparation for the upcoming Gulf of Mexico licensing round. This is despite the government shutdown which has placed some 800.000 workers on furlough without paychecks, as U.S. president Trump’s request Trump’s for $5.6 billion […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions. In a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) released on the federal government’s business opportunities website, the bureau called for white papers on new mechanical technologies for cleaning up oil […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Welaptega Marine, world leader in mooring integrity verification, has been awarded a contract to inspect riser moorings on the high-profile Petrobras Cascade Chinook development in the Gulf of Mexico. Welaptega will measure mooring chains that connect four vertical risers to buoyancy tanks on the the BW Pioneer FPSO. The Pioneer is the world’s deepest FPSO, […]