USA: Salazar to Open Next-Generation Blowout Preventer and Control Systems Forum

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will today deliver opening remarks at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Technical Forum on Next-Generation Blowout Preventer (BOP) and Control Systems Technology, Management and Regulation, highlighting the extensive safety reforms taken by the Obama Administration since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The forum will be held at the Department of the Interior’s South Building Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Building on the steps already established by the Department of the Interior, the BOP forum will allow industry and other stakeholders to provide feedback and input to BSEE on additional steps they may take to increase BOP safety. BSEE’s actions over the past two years have already improved the testing and certification requirements for blowout preventers.

Forum panels will be made up of representatives from government organizations, industry, trade associations, equipment manufacturers, consultants, training companies, and BOP monitoring companies. The event will be live-streamed at


Source: BSEE, May 22, 2012