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 Cameron 215A, about 64 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. By Liz Hampton and Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - An oil and gas worker on a Talos Energy platform in the U.S. Gulf … [Read more...]

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 of oil and gas resources on the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS). By Catherine Traywick (Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration is rolling back offshore … [Read more...]

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 defense in the case of a major blowout while drilling in the remote arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea. The tests were carried out before BSEE personnel in Washington's Puget … [Read more...]

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 Offshore Supply Support Vessel while conducting critical activities on the Outer Continental Shelf, resulting in the loss of position. Without going into detail on where and when the incident … [Read more...]

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 exploratory drilling activities in the U.S. Arctic by holding operators accountable over the full spectrum of operations from mobilization to drilling and emergency response. The … [Read more...]