Interior chief seeks balance in use of public lands

October 31, 2013, 04:02 pm By Laura Barron-Lopez Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday handed down a new order to guide energy development projects on public lands. The order "is about good government" and encourages businesses to work with Interior on caring for public lands, Jewell […]

Report: Offshore regulator needs outside expertise on technology

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy  An aerial view of the Ensco 8502 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle) WASHINGTON — The expertise of the offshore oil and gas industry outmatches the federal agency that oversees it, […]

Halliburton’s tech chief pushes oil field innovation

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 5:00 am by Emily Pickrell Halliburton's vice president of technology, Greg Powers, stands in front of a wall of patents at Halliburton's north campus in Houston. (Todd Spoth) HOUSTON — Greg Powers joined Halliburton in 2010 after a career in engineering and […]

Feds give industry more time to vet offshore rule

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Federal regulators on Thursday gave in to the oil industry’s plea for more time to review a suite of proposed new mandates for offshore production systems. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said it would extend a 60-day deadline for […]

New Offshore Drilling Regulator Takes Helm

Posted on August 26, 2013 by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Oil and gas companies drilling in U.S. waters have a new regulator in the nation’s capital, as a Coast Guard veteran formally took the helm of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Monday. Former […]

Greetings From New BSEE Director Brian Salerno

It is an honor to join BSEE today as the new Director. I am looking forward to working with the offshore community to ensure safe, secure, and environmentally sound offshore operations. In my previous positions with the US Coast Guard I had the privilege of […]

Company’s report blames contractor for fatal offshore blast

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy August 22, 2013 WASHINGTON - A fatal explosion on a Gulf of Mexico production platform last November was triggered by contractors conducting maintenance work at the site, according to an investigation commissioned by the Houston-based company that owned the facility. Federal […]

Feds push stricter rules for offshore oil and gas production systems

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:53 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a rule to tighten standards for oil and gas production systems used offshore, in a bid to keep pace with the industry’s march into deeper waters and more challenging […]

NOIA Applauds Selection of Vice Admiral Brian Salerno as Next Director of BSEE

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,   NOIA Applauds Selection of Vice Admiral Brian Salerno as Next Director of BSEE   Washington, DC – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement applauding the selection of Vice […]

NOIA Statement on Offshore Safety Meeting Between Regulators and Industry

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, August 1, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,   NOIA Statement on Offshore Safety Meeting Between Regulators and Industry    Washington, DC – Today, NOIA President Randall Luthi participated in a meeting of Interior Department officials and senior oil and […]
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