Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Lawsuit Sheds Light on Serious Drillship Incident in Gulf of Mexico During 2020’s Hurricane Zeta

A former senior engineer on board a Transocean drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has filed a civil lawsuit alleging the offshore drilling contractor and its business partners put...

April 13, 2021
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Friday, December 4, 2020
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Trump Administration Encourages Offshore Drilling in Final Energy Push

By Jessica Resnick-Ault NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement, which overseas offshore oil and gas production, said it will consider lower royalty payments for...

December 4, 2020
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Oil Worker Killed on Talos Energy Platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is conducting an investigation into the fatality of a third-party construction worker in an area of the Gulf of Mexico known as West...

February 20, 2018
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Friday, December 29, 2017
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Trump Administration Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Put In Place After Deepwater Horizon

The Production Safety Systems Rule, which the Trump administration is planning to roll back, addresses safety and pollution prevention equipment, subsea safety devices and safety device testing for the production...

December 29, 2017
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Friday, June 19, 2015

PHOTOS: BSEE Inspects Shell’s Critical Arctic Containment Equipment

  The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement this week oversaw testing of Shell’s proposed Arctic-ready capping system, a key piece of containment equipment that is considered the line of...

June 19, 2015
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Maritime News

Dynamic Positioning Incident Results in Sheared Wellhead

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard have today issued a Joint Safety Alert in response to a dynamic positioning incident involving an...

February 24, 2015
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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
Total Views: 1

Friday, June 13, 2014
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Transocean Drilling Rig Drops Traveling Block During GoM Well Operations [UPDATE]

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a significant equipment failure on board an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Fourchon, Louisiana.

June 13, 2014
Total Views: 245

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Maritime News

BSEE Funding Arctic Oil Spill Response Research

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in Arctic ice. The announcement follows a...

April 3, 2014
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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VADM Brian Salerno to Assume Top Position at BSEE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today named former Vice Admiral Brian Salerno as the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which provides federal...

August 14, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hercules Rig Fire Incident: BSEE Fails Test

A well blew out, a rig is abandoned, and a fire raged uncontrollably in the Gulf of Mexico for an entire day this week. For many, it was a stark...

July 25, 2013
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Are Faulty Bolts Threatening Global Offshore Drilling?

(Bloomberg) — Deep-water oil exploration has been disrupted from the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil by the discovery of faulty bolts used in safety equipment less than three years after...

February 7, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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US Interior Secretary To Step Down, Offshore Stakeholders Appear Happily Anxious

WASHINGTON, DC – After 4 challenging years managing the natural resources of the United States, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced his plans to leave the Department by...

January 16, 2013
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

U.S. Testing MWCC’s Capping Stack in Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON–U.S. regulators are testing how a spill-fighting consortium of international oil companies would respond to the worst-case scenario: a well blowout thousands of feet under water. The exercise, which began...

July 24, 2012
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ABS Completes Feasibility Study of Floating Wind Turbines off US Coasts

ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, said this week it has concluded a study on the technical feasibility of floating wind turbines for the...

June 6, 2012
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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BSEE and NOAA Partner to Develop Interactive Arctic Oil Spill Response Mapping

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today they are partnering to enhance the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) for...

February 8, 2012
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Importance Of Marine Safety Data

– By Rear Admiral James Watson, USCG Marine safety and environmental stewardship are closely associated when you look closely at the Coast Guard’s marine investigation data for a period of time,...

January 7, 2012
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

U.S. Conducts First Unannounced Oil Spill Drill Since MMS Reorganization

The recently formed Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), one of two federal agency’s that resulted from the reorganization of the Mineral’s Management Service, said today it has just...

December 22, 2011
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Monday, November 14, 2011

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
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Feds Extend 1,400 Offshore Drilling Leases for the Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. officials have extended oil-drilling leases for the vast majority of companies that say their work in the Gulf of Mexico was disrupted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or the temporary drilling...

November 1, 2011
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