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


09/01/2015 - The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced its search to fill an important senior leadership position within the bureau. The position to be filled is the Regional Director for the Pacific Region located in Camarillo, Calif. Applications are being accepted now through September 30th.

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08/31/2015 - LEONARDO, N.J. – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently completed a three-month renovation of its test tank at Ohmsett, the bureau’s oil spill response research test facility located in Leonardo, New Jersey.

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08/28/2015 - ELGIN, Ill. – Last week, two employees from BSEE’s Safety Inspection & Renewable Section (SIRES) joined staff from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and several wind industry companies at the Elgin training facility outside Chicago for some hands-on learning about wind turbine safety.

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