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  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) initiated a day long unannounced drill involving Murphy Exploration and Production Company last week. The exercise tested Murphy’s ability to respond to a simulated spill event in accordance with its Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP). The scenario simulated was a loss of well control 75 miles off […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) initiated a day long unannounced exercise involving Murphy Exploration and Production Company last week. The exercise tested Murphy’s ability to respond to a simulated spill event in accordance with its Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP). The scenario simulated was a loss of well control 75 miles off the […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Exploration & Production

    An offshore support vessel (OSV) Connor Bordelon allided with a gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday (January 23). The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) confirmed the incident.  The BSEE responded to a damaged unmanned platform in South Timbalier (ST) Block 27 in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 5 miles south of […]

  • 7 October 2013

    BP has begun redeploying  workers to its production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and taking steps to resume normal operations offshore. The moves come after the National Hurricane Center downgraded Tropical Storm Karen to a depression, and the storm moved closer to shore, no longer posing a threat to BP’s production platforms and […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling plans have hit another hurdle as the company’s icebreaker Fennica had to return to dock in Dutch Harbor last week after a hole was discovered in the vessel’s hull. The vessel was supposed to head for the Arctic on Friday, loaded with a capping stack that would be used to seal […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Eric Roan as its regulatory representative in North America. “I am very pleased to welcome an experienced professional with the stature and credentials of Eric on to the IMCA bench,” said Allen Leatt. “He will play a key role in our dialogue with industry regulators and within […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released final pipeline decommissioning costs regulations to reduce risks offshore. The final “Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf—Decommissioning Costs for Pipelines” rule will amend existing BSEE regulations to require lessees, owners of operating rights, and right-of- way holders to submit summaries of […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    Analysts and engineers from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Oil Spill Preparedness Division and Gulf of Mexico Region recently conducted an unannounced spill drill of Arena Offshore. The one-day exercise simulated a loss of well control event from a platform in shallow water, approximately 35 miles south of Port Fourchon, La. These […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    The United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has entered into a new contract with TGS‐NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) for well log data management services over the next five years for all four regions of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).  Under the agreement, TGS will also provide the BSEE […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced that the  flow of natural gas under pressure at the Hercules 265, South Timbalier 220 natural gas well, has stopped. The gas flow was feeding the rig fire, which has decreased to a small flame. The rig and natural gas well are located 55 miles offshore Louisiana in a water depth […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced two public workshops to discuss the Voluntary Confidential Near-Miss Reporting System. The workshops, to be held on April 22 in Los Angeles and April 24 in Houston, will include presentations by BSEE and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) in addition to […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Equipment

    Two Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) personnel conducted inspections of Shell Oil Co. marine vessels Noble Discoverer and the semi-submersible drilling unit Transocean Polar Pioneer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. While onboard the vessels, BSEE inspectors reviewed drilling equipment, assessed overall readiness, and tested key safety devices. They also verified BOEM lease stipulations, environmental […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    To kick off what is being called a “bedding down year” for regulations in the Gulf of Mexico, a senior BSEE official will address the largest decommissioning and abandonment gathering in the world in Houston. Susan Green, deputy regional supervisor for field operations in the Gulf of Mexico for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental […]

  • 2 February 2014

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) confirmed yesterday that the flow of natural gas from the A-7 well, Vermilion Block 356, has been stopped by pumping weighted drilling fluids into the well. The well is located in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 108 miles southwest of Lafayette, Louisiana.   While the natural gas […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling plans have hit another hurdle as the company’s icebreaker Fennica had to return to dock in Dutch Harbor last week after a hole was discovered in the vessel’s hull. The vessel was supposed to head for the Arctic on Friday, loaded with a capping stack that would be used to seal […]

  • 27 August 2014

    BSEE and USCG representatives have visited Ohmsett oil spill response research center in New Jersey to witness a 42-foot long oil skimming vessel test.

  • 26 July 2013

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced that the  flow of natural gas under pressure at the Hercules 265, South Timbalier 220 natural gas well, has stopped. The gas flow was feeding the rig fire, which has decreased to a small flame. The rig and natural gas well are located 55 miles offshore Louisiana in a water depth […]

  • 13 October 2017

    Operators are reporting less and less evacuated platforms in the Gulf of Mexico as Storm Nate now a thing of the past, but a quarter of daily oil production is still shut-in. According to Thursday’s report by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), personnel remain evacuated from a total of 20 production platforms, […]

  • 23 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday approved a supplemental Exploration Plan (EP) submitted by BP for deepwater oil and gas activities. BOEM conducted a site-specific Environmental Assessment (EA) of the activities described in the plan. This is the 44th plan that has been approved following the completion of a site-specific EA since […]

  • 7 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) concluded a two-day workshop that brought together experts from the oil and gas industry, and drilling and supply contractors to share information and insights on the effects of water depth on oil and gas operations. This type of information sharing was recommended by the Interior Department’s Outer […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Coast Guard  recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) outlining the efforts of the two agencies to strengthen oil discharge planning, preparedness and response for offshore facilities used for oil and gas drilling, production or related activities occurring on the Outer Continental Shelf. This new […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Paul Thomas signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for regulating fixed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facilities. Through this agreement, both BSEE and the Coast Guard will review regulatory responsibilities for systems and sub-systems on fixed OCS facilities and […]