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 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


    Taking SEMS to the Next Level

    By: Stan Kaczmarek, Chief of SEMS Section, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs

    August 10 , 2015 - On July 29, I spoke on behalf of BSEE at the Ocean Energy Safety Institute-sponsored forum “Taking SEMS to the Next Level” in Houston, Texas. The forum provided a valuable opportunity for discussion between the industry, regulators, and academia of major issues related to SEMS implementation, adoption, and future prospects.

  • Director’s Corner


    August, 19 2015 – The Arctic is an important component of our national energy strategy, and at BSEE we remain committed to taking a thoughtful and balanced approach to oil and gas exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf.