DOI Official Addresses Deepwater Symposium, Tours Offshore Facilities

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on Wednesday announced that Asst. Sec. of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider met with BSEE and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management employees and delivered the keynote address at a Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium in New Orleans.

While in New Orleans, and joined by BSEE Director Brian Salerno, Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst, and Deputy Region Supervisor Troy Trosclair, Schneider also visited Stone Energy’s Pompano production platform and LLOG’s Sevan Louisiana drilling rig.

According to BSEE, Schneider’s keynote speech focused on President Obama’s energy strategy, the 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing program, risk reduction, and offshore safety management.