“The Arctic has substantial oil and gas potential, and the U.S. has a longstanding interest in the orderly development of these resources, which includes establishing high standards for the protection of this critical ecosystem, the surrounding communities, and the subsistence needs and cultural traditions of Alaska Natives.”
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
February 20, 2015
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is committed to safe and environmentally-responsible operations throughout all of the exploration activities in the Arctic.
From the applications for permit to drill to the operator’s Oil Spill Response Plan, BSEE engineers, response specialists and inspectors are ensuring that operations are conducted safely at all levels at all times.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) personnel conducted inspections of Shell Oil Co. marine vessels Noble Discoverer and the semi-submersible drilling unit Transocean Polar Pioneer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska July 7-12.
Alaska Oil Exploration Document Archive
Questions regarding Alaska Exploration can be directed to the BSEE Alaska Region public affairs office at 907-334-5333.