BSEE Issues Technical Review of Connector and Bolt Failures

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced the release of a technical review following the failure of connectors and bolts used in critical equipment during a Dec. 2012 incident onboard the Transocean Discoverer India in the Keathley Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico. During the incident, the rig’s lower marine riser package… More »


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… More »


Comments Sought on Recommended New Oil Spill Recovery Calculation Method

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it is seeking comments by Monday, Oct. 6 on the GENWEST Systems, Inc. Effective Daily Recovery Capacity (EDRC) Study, the peer review of the Study contained in the National Academy of Sciences Letter Report, and BSEE’s comments on both the Study and… More »


Safety Alert Issued Following Snake Grip Failure on Drill Line

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has issued a Safety Alert providing operators with six recommendations when installing snake grips on to drill line cables.  The Safety Alert follows an investigation into an incident in which a member of a Gulf of Mexico platform rig work crew was struck with a… More »