During a BSEE-directed unannounced exercise in the Gulf of Mexico (April 2013) offshore operator Noble Energy shipped this 600-ton capping stack to a simulated well hole 5, 047 feet below the surface.
Platforms Ellen and Elly offshore near Long Beach, Calif in BSEE’s Pacific Region. Ellen (right) is a production platform connected by a walkway to Platform Elly (left), a processing platform for both Ellen and another platform, Eureka.
Alaska’s Northstar Island in the Beaufort Sea, built of gravel six miles off the Alaska coastline. Built during the winter months of 2000, it has been in operation since 2001.
Testing oil spill containment equipment is a critical part of BSEE's mission protecting safety and the environment on the Outer Continental Shelf. Some testing is done at Ohmsett National Oil Spill Response Research Facility in BSEE's 2.6 million-gallon salt water tank for simulating ocean conditions.

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05/21/2015 - This week the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Race Addington, 49, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced for making false statements to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspectors in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil and gas platform.

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05/20/2015 - VENTURA - Jason Langteau and Craig Ogawa from the BSEE Oil Spill Preparedness Division – Pacific Section - conducted a Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE) with DCOR, LLC in Carpinteria, California on May 19, 2015.  As the Exercise Designer and Controller, Jason Langteau delivered a scenario that required the DCOR, LLC to respond to a simulated oil spill from a subsea pipeline connected to the company’s Platform Edith located offshore of Long Beach, California.

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05/08/2015 - On April 29 -30, 2015, Christy Bohl and Steven Pearson from the BSEE Oil Spill Preparedness Division, Alaska Section, traveled to Valdez, Alaska to observe oil spill responder training and deployment of oil spill response equipment.

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