Thursday, June 1, 2017

The U.S. Government Just Released an Incredibly Detailed Map of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a 1.4 billion pixel map of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico that is up to 50 times more detailed than any map...

June 1, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017
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U.S. to Offer Over 1 Million Acres Offshore Alaska in Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday announced it will offer approximately 1.09 million acres off Alaska’s southcentral coast for oil and gas development in a lease...

May 19, 2017
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

U.S. Moves to Develop Wind Energy Projects Off California and New York

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has made two major steps recently in the development of offshore wind energy projects in federal waters off the coasts of New York...

March 23, 2016
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Monday, March 21, 2016
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Offshore News

U.S. Proposes Stricter Air Standards On Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to update 36-year-old regulations to make sure that offshore oil and gas activities do not significantly harm the air quality of...

March 21, 2016
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Monday, February 23, 2015

U.S. Issues Proposed Rules for Safety of Arctic Drilling Offshore Alaska

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have released proposed regulations that they say will ensure the safety of future...

February 23, 2015
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Offshore News

Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $102.4 Million in High Bids

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wednesday held Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 233, which offered up 20.7 million acres and attracted $102,351,712 in high bids.

August 28, 2013
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Offshore News

An Update On Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Drilling Permits

(Bloomberg) The Obama administration has issued this year the most deep-water oil-drilling permits for the Gulf of Mexico since 2007 as high crude prices revive exploration slowed by the 2010 BP Oil...

October 17, 2012
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Monday, November 14, 2011
Offshore News

Rear Admiral James Watson to Head New BSEE, Bromwich Out

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Obama administration has found a replacement for offshore drilling safety chief Michael Bromwich, a highly polarizing figure who revamped the government’s offshore oil office in the wake...

November 14, 2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Offshore News

Oil Spill-Containment Companies: So can we operate in Cuban waters?

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Several U.S. companies are asking the Obama administration for permission to respond to potential oil spills in Cuban waters, a top offshore drilling regulator said Wednesday, hoping to...

November 2, 2011
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Offshore News

Too Close For Comfort – U.S. To Inspect Cuban Rig

U.S. officials are trying to make sure the American coastline will be protected as Cuba begins drilling a deep water oil well later this year about 60 miles off the...

October 16, 2011
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Friday, September 23, 2011

USCG and BOEMRE Appear To Be Flinching Amid Threat of Congressional Scrutiny

Just when we thought the Deepwater Horizon disaster had almost been sorted out… it’s apparent we have a long way to go. Today’s scheduled oversight hearing by the Committee on...

September 23, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Offshore News

US Churning Out Deepwater Permits Like It’s 2009

(Dow Jones) US offshore regulators are issuing deepwater drilling permits under new regulations like it was 2009–before the disastrous oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico, fostering optimism among...

September 21, 2011
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Monday, September 19, 2011
Offshore News

Watch Out: BOEMRE Will Sneak Up On You

The U.S. offshore regulator, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), has completed its first post-Macondo unannounced spill drill to test the new requirements of sub-sea containment capabilities...

September 19, 2011
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Friday, September 16, 2011
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US Offshore Drilling Safety Chief holds on to current post… for now

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Michael Bromwich, the former federal prosecutor who has led the U.S. agency that oversees offshore drilling through its response to last year’s massive oil spill, will stay on the...

September 16, 2011
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

US government proposes new workplace safety rules for offshore oil and gas industry

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Interior Department Tuesday proposed additional workplace safety requirements for offshore oil and gas drillers. The proposals would make further revisions to a workplace safety rule that is set...

September 13, 2011
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Thursday, August 4, 2011
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The Bureau gives Shell a green light to drill in Gulf of Mexico

Mars Tensioned-Leg Platform (TLP), Image by Garve Scott-Lodge  HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) said Thursday it has received approval from federal regulators to drill a new well at its Gulf...

August 4, 2011
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Offshore News

U.S. offshore renewable energy industry: Big brother is watching you

The big brother of offshore, BOEMRE, today said that it has partnered with the National Research Council’s Marine Board to conduct a study on regulating worker safety in connection with...

August 3, 2011
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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US To Regulate Offshore Drilling Contractors In ‘Select’ Cases

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. officials are pursuing a relatively narrow approach to regulating offshore drilling contractors and service providers, such as Transocean Ltd. (RIG) and Halliburton Co. (HAL), after reviewing their scope of...

July 19, 2011
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Offshore News

BOEMRE raises fines for offshore violations

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Interior Department is asking Congress to increase fines for oil and natural gas companies that break offshore drilling laws, with one Interior official saying current fines...

June 30, 2011
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Friday, June 3, 2011
Offshore News

BOEMRE Issues Guidance For Reporting the Effects of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

As the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season gets under way, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued its annual guidance to offshore operators on reporting tropical...

June 3, 2011
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