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.

News Briefs

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05/06/2015 - Today, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno delivered remarks at two events in Houston at the Offshore Technology Conference.

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05/06/2015 - Today, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno joined Alfonso Zegbe, of the Mexican regulator Agencia de Seguridad Energetica y Ambiental, Anne Myhrvold of the Norweigan regulator Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and Marcelo Mafra Borges de Macedo of the Brazilian regulator ANP for a conversation on deepwater regulations.

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05/05/2015 - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno finished his second day at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston with a press conference and visit to the exhibit hall with Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper.

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