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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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Offshore News

Chevron looking to ramp up Gulf drilling activity

With the issuance of new drilling permits, and new rules, Chevron is looking to ramp up drilling activities in the Gulf. TAHITI PLATFORM, Offshore Gulf of Mexico (Dow Jones)–Within the...

June 2, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Offshore News

BOEMRE Report: GoM Mariner Platform Fire Caused By Aging Component

​Vermillion 380-A Platform fire courtesy BOEMRE HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. regulators said Wednesday that a fire that took place aboard a Mariner Energy Inc. oil and gas platform last September was...

May 25, 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Offshore News

Drill-Only Bills – US House And President Obama Agree To New Drilling Permits

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impose deadlines on the Obama administration to issue offshore drilling permits, as Republicans renewed calls for greater amounts of domestic oil production...

May 16, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Offshore News

Need a job? BOEMRE’s hiring for Accident Investigation Board Chief

Ever thought to yourself “if I were in charge, I would…?”  Well here’s your chance to put your money where your mouth is. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation...

May 13, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Offshore News

US approves Shell plan to drill in deep-water Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON—The U.S. on Wednesday approved a Royal Dutch Shell PLC plan to drill for oil in five locations deep under the Gulf of Mexico. The Shell plan is the second...

May 11, 2011
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Offshore News

DNV appointed BOEMRE’s “Eyes and Ears” for Cape Wind Project

Houston: DNV has announced that it has been appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind Project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the...

May 4, 2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Offshore News

Bromwich Discusses the Future of U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Development at OTC [TRANSCRIPT]

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks Monday at the 2011 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, an an international event focusing...

May 3, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011
Offshore News

Michael Bromwich: US Govt Has Authority To Regulate Contractors

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–The head of the U.S. agency that oversees offshore oil production said Monday that it would seek to pursue regulatory actions against offshore drilling contractors in case of...

May 2, 2011
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Monday, April 25, 2011
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BOEMRE Looking to Expand Oversight to Drilling Contractors

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. offshore drilling regulator is reviewing its authority to apply “any” or “all” of its regulations to drilling contractors like Transocean Ltd. (RIG) and Halliburton Co. (HAL),...

April 25, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
News

Cape Wind Project receives approval to begin construction

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has approved a Construction and Operations Plan (COP)...

April 19, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
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Need a job? BOEMRE is hiring

Let me start by saying this is not your typical gCaptain job listing but hey, you never know. Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced...

April 15, 2011
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Monday, April 11, 2011
News

Statoil latest to recieve U.S. approval for GoM drilling operations

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has approved Statoil to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The approved permit is a revised permit to drill...

April 11, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011
News

Murphy receives BOEMRE approval for drilling in Green Canyon Block 338

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has approved a deepwater permit for the drilling of a ninth well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico since the...

April 8, 2011
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Offshore News

BOEM Halts FPSO Permit & Orders A Full Investigation

Petroleo Brasileiro’s U.S. unit said Monday that it must fully investigate a problem encountered in a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas development before it can announce a start-up...

April 5, 2011
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Monday, April 4, 2011
News

Official statement from Petrobras regarding loss of buoyancy can

Below is a statement released by Petrobas on the loss of a 130 ton bouyancy can that seperated from its riser at the Chinook field in the Gulf of Mexico....

April 4, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
News

Helix group responds to BOEMRE’s clarifications on spill containment rules

On Tuesday, March 29, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued several refinements to deepwater drilling rules and subsea well containment procedures. In response to concerns...

March 30, 2011
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Offshore News

Obama Rejects Claims That He’s Not Committed To Domestic O&G Production

President Obama posted to his blog yesterday in response to political rumors that an agreement on energy issues signed during the President’s trip to Brazil shows a lack of commitment...

March 29, 2011
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DOI report shows two-thirds of offshore leases in Gulf of Mexico lie idle

A report requested by President Obama and released today by the Department of the Interior shows that more than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico and more...

March 29, 2011
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