Safety and Environmental Notes

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Safety and Environmental Videos


December 20, 2013- As we look towards 2014 we will continue to build a culture of safety, with a strong focus on risk reduction.

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.

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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.

Director's Corner

August 8, 2014- Over the past few months I have spoken many times about our Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) program, which is the cornerstone of our hybrid regulatory approach. Our goal is for the SEMS program to encourage the offshore oil and gas industry to adopt an approach to safety that looks beyond baseline compliance with regulations, towards an underlying safety culture that promotes continuous improvement in safety and environmental performance.


Allyson AndersonBy: Allyson Anderson

September 9, 2014 - Today, the offshore oil and gas industry is expanding into frontier areas that seemed unimaginable just a few years ago. Areas such as deepwater, high pressure and high temperature reservoirs, and the Arctic carry great potential for providing energy to the Nation, but also carry unique risks as these new environments require new technologies and processes. To safely develop and produce from the reservoirs in those areas, BSEE is leveraging the resources of our interagency partners and working with others to conduct important research related to new and emerging technologies as well as operations in those frontier areas to further our efforts to reduce risks across all offshore operations.


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