BSEE Director Inquires on Potential Merits of Additional BOP Requirements

In a letter that responds to a Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Investigation Report on a Gulf of Mexico loss of well control event and fire,  BSEE Director Brian Salerno has requested that the agency address items of immediate concern over the next 45 days and address more complex matters over the next 6 months.

Salerno specifically says that additional work is required to, among other things, determine whether additional blowout preventer requirements are necessary and whether the proposed requirements in the draft well control rule are sufficient, as well as whether additional training requirements and more thorough well control procedures would be of benefit.