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  • 19 August 2016

    The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released four new oil spill response calculators as part of an ongoing effort to improve future clean-up efforts. The Bureau said on Wednesday that it provided funding for, and collaborated with, Genwest Inc. to create the new calculators. BSEE’s oil spill response coordinator for the […]

  • 3 July 2014

    Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) held the 1st Oil Spill Response Workshop for local first responders on June 19th, 2014.   Forty First responders from Bourne First Department, Onset Fire Department, Bourne Harbormaster, USCG, Mass. Dept. Environmental Protection, and Academy’s marine operations staff spent the day in classroom presentation, round-table discussions, and in-water oil spill response […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Kongsberg Digital and Nord University in Norway have established a new partnership in an attempt to increase maritime safety and prepare for emergency operations in the Arctic regions. Kongsberg said on Thursday that the cooperation will be based on developing a common technical platform based on Kongsberg simulators. The company won the tenders issued by […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    International Maritime Organisation IMO has launched its latest film at the International Oil Spill Conference 2014 (5-8 May) in the United States. This film tells the story of how IMO, a specialised agency of the United Nations, and IPIECA, an oil industry body, work together to help create resources and expertise in areas least able to […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Halliburton, Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), and Trendsetter Engineering have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for integrated subsea well-capping response solutions. With the MOU, the companies will create a strategic alliance for oil and gas exploration and production companies globally, covering integrated solutions for preparedness and response associated with subsea well control activities, Oil […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 June 2010

    BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. This follows an announcement on May 29 to move to the next step in the subsea operations. Preparations are ongoing for deployment of the lower marine riser package (LMRP) cap containment system.

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Oil spill response exercises were conducted July 17-18 at exploration well No 3 of North-Dolginskoye oil field drilled by semi-submersible jackup drilling rig GSP Saturn on the continental shelf of Russia in the Pechora Sea, Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (Gosmorspassluzhba) said.   The oil spill response team was membered among others by multipurpose salvage […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. today announced that it has taken delivery of the SK Line 69, to be renamed Vega Jaanca, a 5150 BHP Anchor Handling vessel, built in December 2012 in China. Nautilus has taken control of the vessel under a bareboat charter at a daily bareboat charter rate of $4,000, with an obligation […]

  • 13 March 2014

    Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), the global oil spill response co-operative funded by some 160 oil and energy companies, today announces the opening of a new base in Angra dos Reis, Brazil, marking a major advancement for regional and global response operations.   The base houses one of OSRL’s four cutting-edge well capping stack systems […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) completed an unannounced oil spill response exercise involving Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas. The exercise occurred in BSEE’s Gulf of Mexico Region and included the deployment of response equipment under contract to Freeport-McMoRan. The purpose of BSEE’s spill exercises is to determine if an operator can effectively […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Eni Norge is entering into an oil spill contingency training agreement with the Nordkapp Maritime Training Centre in Honningsvåg. The centre will be the first in the world to employ simulators for oil recovery training in conditions of darkness. The development of the Goliat field has considerably strengthened the oil spill contingency apparatus in West […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Business & Finance

        Officials from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) participated in an all-day table top exercise designed to simulate the response to a well blowout in the Chukchi Sea. The exercise, planned over the past several months, included representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish […]

  • 13 August 2012

    In an effort to provide greater clarity and consistency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on Friday issued a Notice to Lessees (NTL) to the offshore oil and natural gas industry regarding the development of Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRP). The NTL provides clarification of the bureau’s application of existing regulations concerning the […]

  • 24 September 2015

    Ohmsett, the National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Facility, hosted last week a Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)-contracted team of scientists from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who evaluated the ability of the test tank wave generator to produce breaking waves at designated areas in the tank. BSEE maintains […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    An oil spill containment barge Arctic Challenger is the first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet to depart for Alaska after the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals approved the company’s oil spill response plans, Reuters reports. The Court reached a 2-1 decision in favor of Shell and against the coalition of environmentalist groups led by […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has secured a five year contract with Oil Spill Response (Capping) Ltd (OSRCL) to provide the maintenance support for a key part of a containment toolkit that would be used to control hydrocarbon release in the event of a subsea well control incident. According to the press release, the multi-million dollar […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    An emergency response drill was performed on the May 9th 2014 to ensure preparedness of optimum response towards any major maritime accidents that resulted in large-scale oil spill with human casualty. The scenario of the drill evolves as “K” Line VLCC “TAMAGAWA” collides with a ferry boat in Tokyo bay when she is heading towards […]

  • 15 September 2015

    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 […]

  • 15 June 2012

    The drill on the Frigg field will involve deploying oil on the sea. Norway is one of few countries in the world that permit this type of testing of equipment and procedures.

  • 26 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    NRC has launched a new oil spill response equipment assistance service for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen, Scotland. Under this deal, awarded to NRC subsidiary Sureclean, NRC will be responsible for maintaining and storing EMSA’s equipment and ensuring its readiness for mobilisation 24/7 should an emergency occur. The equipment is […]