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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07/29/2015 - NEW ORLEANS – BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region leadership and staff hosted the U.S. Coast Guard District 8 (USCG D8) leadership and staff at the regional office July 28 to discuss operational issues.

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07/27/2015 - NEW ORLEANS - BSEE is providing updated guidance for the current and future hurricane seasons through a Notice to Lessees (NTL) released July 27, 2015. NTL 2015-G02 clarifies reporting requirements related to personnel evacuation, production curtailment, and shut-in activity.

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07/23/2015 - FORT JACKSON, La. - Preparedness Analysts with BSEE’s Oil Spill Preparedness Division boarded the Louisiana Responder at Fort Jackson, Louisiana on July 14th to test the response readiness of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

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