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  • 4 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    BSEE Safety Month started with the first in a series of safety-themed video’s. This first one reviews the importance of safety and highlights some of the activities the Bureau will be participating in throughout the month. This is the first year that the Bureau has organized a BSEE Safety Month. Events and activities planned include: […]

  • 25 May 2017

    U.S. president Donald Trump has proposed a $204.9 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The BSEE is a department responsible for safety in the U.S. offshore energy industry. The FY 2018 budget request is $204.9 million, a $600,000 increase above the FY 2017 CR level, and includes […]

  • 31 July 2019

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) approval of Shell’s Appomattox, located in the Gulf of Mexico, has helped define and clarify the safety requirements in its recently published high pressure and high temperature (HP/HT) related guidance documents. The Appomattox project, which saw first oil in May 2019, is the first high temperature project to gain […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 March 2018

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will begin the implementation of a new risk-based inspection program later this month.

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to oversee Walter Oil & Gas Corporation’s response efforts to secure the natural gas well and extinguish the subsequent fire that started after the operator’s loss of well control Tuesday. Both BSEE and Coast Guard conducted multiple overflights to supplement […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno welcomed Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio and other Coast Guard senior officers, on February 20, to BSEE’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the first quarterly meeting between the two agencies in 2014. Shortly after BSEE was established on October 1, 2011, BSEE and the […]

  • 7 March 2018

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced a series of initiatives to strengthen the federal offshore oil and gas inspection program.

  • 22 November 2012

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement yesterday notified Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC (Black Elk) that the company must take immediate steps to improve its safety performance on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The specific actions were detailed in a letter to the company that follows a number of enforcement actions taken […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) has been awarded a five-year contract for Digital Well Log Data Processing with the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). TGS has been providing Digital Well Log Data Processing services to BSEE since 2004. BSEE requires complete, defect-free sets of processed, high-quality open-hole digital […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 March 2016

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has decided to team up with NASA with the aim to boost offshore safety on the U.S. Continental Shelf. BSEE says the five-year agreement would allow it to “capitalize on the best risk management approaches from the aeronautics industry to inform stakeholders and further strengthen worker and environmental […]

  • 20 October 2017

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has been assisting the Jefferson Parrish authorities with the investigation of the recent Lake Pontchartrain oil and gas platform explosion and fire. The BSEE said on Thursday that the organization had received a request on Sunday for assistance with the explosion on a platform explosion in […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    BSEE’s Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire participated in a panel discussion today in Washington, D.C. on applying lessons learned for drilling in the Arctic. During the discussion hosted by the nonprofit organization Resources for the Future, Fesmire spoke about BSEE’s commitment to ensuring that should drilling operations occur in the Arctic, they are done safely. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 July 2015

    Two Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspector carried out conducted inspections of Shell’s drillship Noble Discoverer and the semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Polar Pioneer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska July 7-12. Subject to regulatory approvals, Shell will use the rigs for its drilling campaign in the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska, during the 2015 summer season. While […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Project & Tenders

    A subsidiary of the Italian oil company Eni has received an approval of Arctic exploration operations on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, the first one to be awarded in more than two years.

  • 11 April 2013

    President Obama announced yesterday that he has requested $222.1 million for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) for fiscal year 2014, which would provide critically needed resources to strengthen the agency’s offshore regulatory programs. The proposal, which represents a $24.8 million increase over the 2012 enacted level, would enable BSEE to carry out […]

  • 28 December 2017
    Project & Tenders

    Italian oil company Eni has started drilling a new oil exploration well in Arctic federal waters from an existing man-made island in the Beaufort Sea.

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for regulating mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Through this agreement, both BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard will work together to identify and coordinate […]

  • 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 […]