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.
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    Safety offshore is increased by sharing ideas – ways to make offshore energy safer for people and our environment. Ideas come from everyone; if you have ideas or comments which you would like to appear here, please send them to

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    Safety and Environmental Videos

    June 27, 2013- As BSEE Safety Month draws to a close, the Bureau released today a video highlighting the work of Hurricane Response Team members in monitoring potential impact and damage to oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    June 25, 2013- In this third part of BSEE's video showcase for safety month, the Bureau hears from Rose Capers-Webb, BSEE's Safety & Occupational Health Manager.

    June 20, 2013- Today we released an all employee memo, along with a safety poster, that outlines the nine values of a culture of safety.

    June 13, 2013- In the second part of BSEE's video showcase for safety month, the Bureau hears from Staci King, Chief of the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) Branch.

  • BSEE Blog


    Safe Drilling Margin By: Fred Brink, Petroleum Engineer/Chief, District Operations Support, BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region

    November 20, 2015 - Industry is drilling further offshore as technology advances. As they go further offshore, the water depth increases, well designs become more complex, and the cost of drilling increases dramatically. A critical factor to ensure a well is successfully drilled is to determine a safe drilling margin, which is not always so easy. What exactly is a safe drilling margin?

  • Director’s Corner


    November 13, 2015 -- Here at BSEE we are privileged to work with a diverse group of professionals who possess a broad range of technical expertise. ​The bureau employs over 800 staff dedicated to promoting safety, protecting the environment, and conserving our nation’s​ offshore​ resources​.