BSEE Verifies Anadarko’s Response Equipment

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently announced the verification of response equipment in Louisiana.  Earlier in July, BSEE Oil Spill Preparedness Division analysts tested Anadarko’s response readiness by boarding the Louisiana Responder to witness the testing of a skimmer and associated response equipment.

Comments Sought on Proposed Safety Zone around Gulf of Mexico Facility

The Coast Guard recently announced that it is seeking comments on its proposal to establish a safety zone around Bennu Oil and Gas’ Titan SPAR system, located in Mississippi Canyon Block 941 in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed safety zone would extend 500 meters out from each point on the structure’s outermost edge, and… More »

BSEE Announces Improvements to Ohmsett Facility

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has announced actions underway to improve infrastructure and storm mitigation measures at the Ohmsett national oil spill response research and renewable energy test facility in Leonardo, NJ. BSEE notes that improvements include the addition of a new warehouse and storm-resistant designs, an emergency backup generator, elevation of electrical… More »

Report: Rigs-to-Reefs Program Expanding at Slower Pace

EnergyWire recently wrote about trends in the use of the federal Rigs-to-Reefs program in the wake of accelerated rig decommissionings, stating that updated Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement data requested by the publication reflects a program that is expanding “at a much slower pace than in recent years.” The publication noted that the program… More »