Thursday, January 19, 2023

Interior Department Reorganizes Regulatory Roles for Offshore Wind Activities

The U.S. Department of the Interior is transferring regulations governing offshore renewable energy activities from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

January 19, 2023
Total Views: 1206

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
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Feds Raid Offshore Driller QuarterNorth Energy’s Louisiana Office Amid Oil Spill Probe

By Rachel Butt, Jennifer A. Dlouhy and David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Federal investigators raided a deep-water oil explorer’s Louisiana office last week

September 14, 2022
Total Views: 4161

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
USCG Air Station New Orleans aircrew aboard the Noble Globetrotter II. Photo via USCG

USCG, BSEE Issue Safety Alert in Response to Drillship’s Unsuccessful Attempt to Avoid Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have issued a joint safety alert, Safety Alert 05-22, in response to an incident

May 17, 2022
Total Views: 8808

Monday, January 24, 2022

BSEE Issues Safety Recommendations Following Fatal Offshore Accidents

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has recommended added safety measures following the release of panel investigation reports into

January 24, 2022
Total Views: 1976

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, in Grand Isle, Louisiana, U.S. August 31, 2021.

Stronger Storms Test Aging U.S. Offshore Oil Facilities

By Marianna Parraga HOUSTON (Reuters)- Stronger hurricanes threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast energy hub are elevating the risks of oil spills from damage to area

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 681

Saturday, September 4, 2021
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Days After Ida, Storm’s True Impact on Energy Sector Emerges

By David Wethe and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) — Five days after Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana, the true damage to the region’s energy

September 4, 2021
Total Views: 1728

Friday, September 3, 2021

Crew From 177 Production Platforms, 6 Rigs And 4 DP Rigs In the Gulf of Mexico Have Been Evacuated

NEW ORLEANS — Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) activated its Hurricane Response Team as Hurricane Ida made its way through the

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 5980

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

April 13, 2021
Total Views: 16372

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

December 4, 2020
Total Views: 1400

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

February 20, 2018
Total Views: 153

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

December 29, 2017
Total Views: 52

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

June 19, 2015
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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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

February 24, 2015
Total Views: 54

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

February 23, 2015
Total Views: 3

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

June 13, 2014
Total Views: 557

Thursday, April 3, 2014
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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

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

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

July 25, 2013
Total Views: 34

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

February 7, 2013
Total Views: 88

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

January 16, 2013
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