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  • 29 March 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The bill was introduced on the 30-year anniversary of the Exxon Waldez spill in Prince William Sound.

  • 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, […]

  • 23 June 2017

    Australia’s offshore petroleum safety body NOPSEMA has issued an improvement notice to PTTEP Australasia regarding environmental management non-compliance associated with its Montara field operations. The regulator said the move was not related to an oil spill incident, but to incident prevention. Namely the watchdog said that PTTEP’s emergency management personnel was not properly trained and competent to […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas thus expanding its foothold in the US maritime salvage market. Ardent Americas is an OPA90-compliant player, which means that it meets the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The act was passed in the US Congress in […]

  • 20 February 2012

    On February 17, 2012, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) approved Shell’s Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP) for the Chukchi Sea. Approval of the Plan is another major milestone on the path to drilling in the Alaska offshore this summer and further validates the huge amount of time, technology, and […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The seepage found in the concrete sill between the lower and middle chamber of the Panama Canal’s expanded Pacific Locks was the result of insufficient steel reinforcement in the area which was subjected to stress from extreme condition testing, according to Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the contractor responsible for the design and construction of […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The seepage found in the concrete sill between the lower and middle chamber of the Panama Canal’s expanded Pacific Locks was the result of insufficient steel reinforcement in the area which was subjected to stress from extreme condition testing, according to Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the contractor responsible for the design and construction of […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The two Canadian Atlantic offshore petroleum boards and federal entities are not adequately prepared to respond to a major oil spill if needed, says Scott Vaughan, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, in his report tabled on February 5 in Parliament. The audit examined the activities of the Canada–Nova Scotia and the Canada–Newfoundland […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 October 2014

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced the approval of Danish company Monjasa as the dedicated Oil Spill Responder (OSR) for Tier 2 and 3 spills in Dubai’s anchorages and offshore waters.   As the dedicated OSR for Dubai, Monjasa is committed to keeping a vessel on standby 24/7 for immediate response to major offshore spills. […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), will testify today at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard. The hearing, “Revisiting the RESTORE Act: Progress and Challenges in Gulf Restoration Post-Deepwater Horizon,” will examine […]

  • 20 April 2018

    U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray have introduced the Clean Coast Act to protect coasts from catastrophic oil spills.

  • 15 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    For the second year in a row, Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) will take part in North America’s leading oil spill prevention and response conference and exhibition, Clean Gulf. Held in New Orleans November 14-15, three MWCC executives will present as part of the “Deepwater Prevention and Preparedness” and “Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead” […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The oil and gas industry is set to discuss the importance of maintaining focus on oil spill response across all sectors at the three day Interspill conference and exhibition in Amsterdam from 24 – 26 March. Rob Cox, technical director at IPIECA and Interspill chairman, believes it is crucial that spill prevention and response remains […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    The work of the ground-breaking Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group (OSPRAG) concludes with the launch of its final report at a one-day conference in Aberdeen today (21 September). A total of 250 delegates are expected to attend the OSPRAG Summit on oil spill prevention and response in the UK to hear from speakers […]

  • 14 November 2012

    For the second year in a row, Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) will take part in North America’s leading oil spill prevention and response conference and exhibition, Clean Gulf, in New Orleans. Held in New Orleans November 14-15, three MWCC executives will present as part of the “Deepwater Prevention and Preparedness” and “Lessons Learned and […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Equipment

    A panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of federal defendants and Shell in an action brought by environmental groups alleging that the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement acted unlawfully in approving two of Shell’s oil spill response plans for its oil leases […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    “Gazprom Neft Shelf” LLC has published on its site the Summary Plan on prevention of spill incidents and oil spill response in the operating responsibility zone of Offshore Ice-Resistant Fixed Platform (OIRFP). The document reflects basic provisions of prompt response system and of interaction mechanism between the operator company, outside organizations and governmental bodies in […]

  • 17 February 2015

    The oil and gas industry is set to discuss the importance of maintaining focus on oil spill response across all sectors at the three day Interspill conference and exhibition in Amsterdam from 24 – 26 March. Rob Cox, technical director at IPIECA and Interspill chairman, believes it is crucial that spill prevention and response remains […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    DNV’s summer students presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work to develop a realistic and suitable concept for a year-round Arctic oil spill response system, including requirements for people, vessels and equipment. DNV’s summer project is an annual programme organised during the summer months for students in their final year of […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Equipment

    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 […]