Tuesday, March 29, 2011
News

BOEMRE issues offshore deepwater drillers guidance for complying with safety and containment requirements

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has issued a memo to assist offshore operators with drilling permit applications.  The document provides additional guidance to the oil...

March 29, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011
News

Statoil gets drilling permit approved, Transocean drillship returning to the Gulf

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reported on Friday that they had approved a deepwater drilling permit for Norwegian oil company Statoil.  This is the 6th deepwater drilling permit issued...

March 28, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
News

U.S. drilling permits keep coming

Keeping to his word, Michael Bromwich and BOEMRE are beginning to issue GoM drilling permits at an accelerated rate.  Today BOEMRE announced that it is approved the fifth drilling permit...

March 24, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
News

Joint Investigation into Deepwater Horizon explosion turns focus onto the BOP

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Joint Investigation Team, which is examining the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting...

March 23, 2011
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News

BOEMRE approves fourth GoM drilling permit for Exxon Mobil

NEW ORLEANS –  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today approved a fourth deepwater drilling permit that complies with rigorous new safety standards implemented in the...

March 23, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011
News

US approves Shell’s deepwater Exploration Plan in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich today announced that the bureau has approved...

March 21, 2011
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
Maritime News

OMSA President slams Interior Department, Salazar over drilling permits

Jim Adams, president and CEO of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), said that BOEMER’s late day announcement that it has issued an additional permit for deepwater drilling is misleading....

March 19, 2011
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Friday, March 18, 2011
News

BOEMRE issues third drilling permit since Horizon disaster

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today approved a third additional deepwater drilling permit that complies with all of the new safety standards,...

March 18, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
News

BOEMRE approves Gulf’s first deepwater FPSO facility

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today provided the final approval necessary for Petrobras America, Inc. to begin oil and natural gas production...

March 17, 2011
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Friday, March 4, 2011
News

WSJ: Spill Panel Co-Chair Says Offshore Regulatory System ‘Not One We Can Rely On’

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The co-chairman of the presidential panel that investigated last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Thursday the “regulatory apparatus” that oversees offshore drilling “is not...

March 4, 2011
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
News

US Interior Dept Will Act On Offshore Oil Permits By March Deadline

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–A U.S. official said Wednesday the Interior Department will meet a court-imposed deadline to act on five deepwater drilling permit applications before the end of this month. A...

March 2, 2011
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Monday, February 28, 2011
News

Noble Receives First Deepwater Drilling Permit Since BP Oil Spill

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. officials have approved the first permit for deepwater drilling since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, granting Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) a so-called “permit to bypass” for a...

February 28, 2011
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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Offshore News

US Regulators State Refusal To Restart Drilling Despite Political Pressure

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that U.S. regulators would not bow to political pressure to restart deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before they are certain the oil-and-gas industry...

February 27, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Defense

2012 Budget includes $358.4 million for BOEMRE reorganization and Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama today announced his request for $358.4 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) in fiscal year 2012. This...

February 15, 2011
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Monday, February 14, 2011
News

BOEMRE – Oil Spill Containment Systems Not Ready Yet

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Oil companies haven’t been able to show that they can effectively respond to a future oil spill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico–and until they do so, U.S....

February 14, 2011
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Salazar-BOEMRE
Defense

Offshore Energy Safety Advisory Committee Is Looking For A Few Good Men

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich today announced that the agency is accepting nominations from federal...

January 27, 2011
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Defense

Salazar, Bromwich Announce Next Steps in Overhaul of Offshore Energy Oversight and Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich today announced the structures and responsibilities of...

January 19, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
News

BOEMRE Provides Additional Clarity for Certain Activities Suspended under the Deepwater Moratorium

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today notified 13 companies whose deepwater drilling activities were suspended by last year’s deepwater drilling moratorium that they may...

January 4, 2011
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Offshore News

The BOEM’s New “Drilling Safety Rule”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), formerly known as the MMS, released two new directives today under an “emergency rule-making process”.  Their new “Drilling Safety Rule” and the “Workplace...

September 11, 2007
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