Testing oil spill containment equipment is a critical part of BSEE's mission protecting safety and the environment on the Outer Continental Shelf. Some testing is done at Ohmsett National Oil Spill Response Research Facility in BSEE's 2.6 million-gallon salt water tank for simulating ocean conditions.
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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 bseesafetyblog@bsee.gov.

    BSEE Inspector looking for pollution from helicopter -Large


    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

    Earth Day at BSEE
    By Glenn Degnitz, Deputy Division Chief, Environmental Compliance Division

    April 22, 2016 - The meaning of Earth Day differs depending on who you talk to; the one thing all definitions have in common is protection of the environment. Since the first Earth Day in 1970 there has been a consistent focus on educating the public about environmental issues.

  • Director’s Corner


    April 20, 2016 - Last week, just a few days shy of the six-year mark since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, Secretary Jewell and I announced the release of the Well Control Rule.