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.
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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

April 30, 2015 - Next week I will be traveling to Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the largest annual gatherings of industry, academia, and regulators. With its large international presence, OTC provides a unique opportunity for a week of global information sharing between offshore energy stakeholders.


March 23, 2015 - Earlier this month I traveled to Mexico City to give a presentation at the Mexico Oil & Gas Summit on what has become known as the Transboundary Agreement, or as it is more formally titled, “Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico.” The Agreement is designed to enhance North American energy security and support the U.S. and Mexico’s shared duty to exercise responsible stewardship of the Gulf of Mexico. It came about as the result of a meeting between U.S. President Obama and Mexican President Calderon in June 2010, followed by lengthy negotiations between the United States and Mexican governments.


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