Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

BSEE Director James Watson to Join ABS

ABS, a leading provider of maritime classification services, announces that James A. Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), will join ABS as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Division on 2 September 2013. In this role, Watson will […]

Republicans press Interior on status of offshore drilling rule

By Ben Geman - 07/15/13 03:47 PM ET Eleven House Republicans are pressing the Interior Department for the status of long-planned rules that would toughen safety standards for subsea blowout preventers on offshore oil-and-gas rigs. The lawmakers, all members of energy-related committees, wrote a letter Friday to Interior’s […]

Offshore drilling chief to resign, take post at maritime firm

The Obama administration's top regulator for offshore drilling plans to resign by this fall, creating another high-level vacancy at the Interior Department as the administration continues its second term. Full Story

NOIA President Comments on the Impending Departure of BSEE Director James A. Watson

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nnye@nullnoia.org   NOIA President Comments on the Impending Departure of BSEE Director James A. Watson   Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding the impending departure of […]

Feds hope more rigs will become deep-water reefs with new rules

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:26 am by Emily Pickrell in featured, Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Old offshore oil platforms may be able to hang around in the Gulf of Mexico longer for fish and fishermen to enjoy, thanks to a federal overhaul of removal rules. Full Story

Revised Policies on Rigs to Reefs are a Step in the Right Direction

For Immediate Release:   Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nnye@nullnoia.org Revised Policies on Rigs to Reefs are a Step in the Right Direction Washington, D.C. –  NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding BSEE’s Rigs to Reefs Interim […]

Preparing for hurricanes, 1,200 miles away from the Gulf

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 7:00 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Beaumont, Politics/Policy, Weather More than 1,200 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and government officials will be huddling on June 27 to strategize ways to safeguard offshore oil platforms and […]

Popular fishing spot off Terrebonne could be saved from destruction

The oil company will pay to do a six-to-eight-week survey to determine the extent of rock and shell pads present at the platform's base, fisheries officials said. Even if the platform's main structure is removed, Wildlife and Fisheries officials say they hope the shell structures […]

Interior moves ahead on offshore drilling safety institute – The Hill

The Interior Department is taking steps toward implementing its years-long plan to create an “Ocean Energy Safety Institute,” which officials say will provide an independent forum for collaboration and research to improve offshore drilling safety...Go to Source
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