About Bsee / Foia / FOIA Reading Room

FOIA Reading Room

BSEE FOIA Logs

FOIA Index

Date of Original Request Source of Request Information Requested Number(s) Region
08/25/2015 Kean Miller, LLP Accident investigation for a helicopter incident which occurred on 08/13/2013 in Block 208 of the Ship Shoal Area. 2015-00260 Gulf of Mexico
11/26/2013 Sage Environmental Consulting, LP Copies of all safety and environmental management systems (SEMS) audit reports for 2013 and 2012. 2014-00027 HQ
08/09/2013 Center for Biological Diversity/McDonnell Documents identifying Pacific OCS hydraulic fracturing, environmental and drilling permits, development and production plans, and reviews. 2013-00179 Pacific
07/25/2013 Environmental Defense Center/Segee Copies of Categorical Exclusion Reviews (CERs) for Platform Gilda, Wells S-005, S-075, S-071 and S-033. 2013-00169 Pacific
07/15/2013 Trouthout/Ludwig
  1. All drilling permits (APD or APM) filed by DCOR LLC to hydraulically fracture a well.
  2. Copies of permits granted by BSEE to hydraulically fracture a well.
  3. Copies of the BSEE geo-hazard review of DCOR LLC''s proporsal to hydraulically fracture a sandstone well.
  4. Copies of any violations and/or notices of violations issued by BSEE to DCOR LLC.

2013-00160 

Q & A and Related Documents

Pacific
03/04/2013 Environmental Defense Center
  1. All records held regarding the historic, current, or proposed use of hydraulic fracturing, 'frac and pack', acid fracturing, proppant fracturing, matrix acid treatments, or enhanced oil recovery techniques from offshore oil and gas drilling platforms in the Pacific Region.
  2. All records held regarding Applications for Permission to Modify that include proposals for well workover operations utilizing hydraulic fracturing, 'frac and pack', acid fracturing, proppant fracturing, matrix acid treatments, or enhanced oil recovery techniques from offshore oil and gas drilling platforms in the Pacific Region.

2013-00107 

Extraneous Information

Q & As and Related Documents

Pacific
03/19/2013 Associated Press All documentation, including but not limited to permits, requests for permits, internal studies, status reports and correspondence pertaining to the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking' in the federal waters off the coast of California.

2013-00100 

Extraneous Information

Q & As and Related Documents

 

Pacific
03/11/2013 Truthout
  1. Copies of any and all drilling permits issued between the years 2005 and 2013 to operator Venoco Inc. for oil and gas exploration, drilling and injection well operations at Venoco's Platform Gail, Platform Grace and Platform Holly, each located off the coast of California.
  2. Copies of any violations and/or notices of violation issued by BSEE to Venoco related to oil and/or gas offshore exploration, drilling and injection well activities at Platform Gail, Platform Grace and Platform Holly.
  3. Copies of any permits, emails, memorandums, notices and documents produced by BSEE and/or Venoco Inc. that include information on 'hydraulic fracturing,' 'frac' and 'fracking' operations at Platform Holly, Platform Grace and Platform Gail.

2013-00094 

Extraneous Information

Q & As and Related Documents

Pacific
12/7/2012 Dlhouy/Hearst Newspapers
  1. Operator Safety Index (OSI) for years 2010-2012
  2. Compliance ratio or score for operators and/or facilities for 2010-1012
  3. Any high-risk list of operators or facilities maintained by Lars Herbst or the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) OCS Region to direct and focus inspections
  4.  A copy of an increased oversight lists that trans the safety performance of operators
  5. A ranking of Black Elk Energy's relative safety performance compared to other operators
  6. The 'quarterly meeting summary reports for 2010-2012
  7. The 'INCs by operator chart'
  8. Minutes, notes and presentations from the annual performance review and operations meetings conducted in 2010-2012
  9. All documents and information requested by David Hammer of WWL-TV relating to the 'performance dashboard' and/or inspections, safety or rankings of OCS operators
2013-00049 Gulf of Mexico
12/7/2012 Hammer/WWL-TV
  1. INC-to-Component Inspected Report. This includes both the Platform Operator Statistics and the Platform Parent Operator Statistics
  2. BSEE's most recent Increased Oversight List
  3. Black Elk Energy's current INC-to-Component ratio
  4. The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) industry's average INC-to-Component ratio
  5. The names of all GOM operators with worse INC-to-Component ratios than Black Elk and their ratios
  6. The names of all GOM operators who have completed a full SEMS audit to date
  7. Any correspondence or scheduling information regarding SEMS audits
2013-00051 Gulf of Mexico
     Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs)-to-Components Ratio    2013-00051
  Gulf of Mexico
11/2/2012 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
  1. Test results for Shell equipment in the Arctic
  2. Any schedule or plans for future testing of Shell Arctic OCS drilling equipment
2013-00020 Alaska
9/19/2012 Ryan/KUOW-TV Reports after September 10, 2012, regarding Shell Oil's Arctic Challenger oil spill containment system 2012-00226
Interim
Final
Alaska
0/10/2012 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
  1. Any documents related to failure of the Shell Containment dome test
  2. Any deficiencies noted concerning Arctic Challenger
  3. Any BSEE after-incident analysis of dome failure
  4. Schedule or testing of future dome testing, including role of BSEE personnel and/or third party
  5. BSEE requirements or permit conditions issued to Shell during CY 2012
  6. Information relating to BSEE policies regarding the capacity or reliability of containment domes in oil spill response plans
2013-00004 Alaska
10/12/2012 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
  1. Any documents in BSEE possession (whether internally or externally generated) related to the risk posed by ice scour and surface sea ice for offshore oil and gas operations in the Arctic OCS
  2. Any information relating to the specific risks posed to permitted activities by Shell
  3. Shell's proposed mitigation of this risk
  4. Any analysis, by the agency or outside entities, assessing the adequacy of this Shell mitigation plans or other mitigation plans to address this risk
  5. Any information concerning delays or shutdowns caused by ice scour or sea ice to Shell's Arctic OCS operations during 2012
2013-00007 Alaska
10/16/2012 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
  1. All documents related to the specific detail of well design and well integrity control these Shell wells, including, but not limited to:
    1. Specifications for casings
    2. Centralizers
    3. Float valves
    4. Maintenance of circulating pressure
    5. Cement slurry formulation
    6. Cement testing
    7. Drilling mud make-up and control
    8. Pressure testing
    9. Response to pressure anomalies
    10. Plans for cement evaluation logs
    11. Temporary abandonment procedures
    12. Kick detection
    13. Diversion and Blowout Preventer (BOP) activation procedures
    14. Drill floor management
    15. Stop-work authorities

     

  2. All risk assessments done on the well design and well integrity for the Shell Arctic OCS wells
  3. Any documents relating to the compliance, or lack thereof, of Shell's well design and integrity control with standards of the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the American Petroleum Institute, and/or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2013-00008 Alaska
10/31/2012 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
  1. All records describing the BOP systems to be deployed on Shell Arctic OCS exploratory wells
  2. Any analysis concerning these Shell BOP systems relative to the BOP deployed by BP and/or Transocean in the 2010 Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico
2013-00019 Alaska