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International Engagement

International Engagement

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is a recognized world leader in offshore oil and gas regulation, research and technical assistance. Through various multilateral and bilateral relationships, BSEE is helping to set the standard for safety and environmental protection across a global industry. Bureau experts are routinely sought after to provide technical assistance and training to other nations who are working to develop their offshore energy resources in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Policy: BSEE engages in a range of bilateral, multilateral, and regional activities and discussions to promote safety and environmental protection in offshore energy activities.  Efforts can range from information sharing with other offshore regulators to participation in multilateral venues.

Bilateral and Multilateral Engagements: For more information regarding BSEE’s international engagements, contact the Office of Congressional and International Affairs at (bseeoip@bsee.gov)

Standards Development: BSEE engages with numerous standards development organizations.

Technical Assistance


The Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI) is a U.S. Department of State-led, U.S. inter-agency effort to provide a wide range of technical and capacity building assistance to the host governments of select countries that are on the verge of becoming the world's next generation of oil and gas producers. The countries receiving EGCI assistance have world class hydrocarbon resource potential and expect to receive sizable, near-term financial windfalls from the development of their oil and gas resources. EGCI's core objective is to help these countries establish the capacity to manage their oil and gas sector revenues wisely and in a manner that maximizes the value of the resource development for the government. Although EGCI's goals are country-specific in nature, the program broadly tries to ensure sound and transparent energy sector governance for the benefit of national economic development. EGCI also supports a broad range of U.S. foreign policy objectives, including ensuring the security of global oil and gas supplies, supporting clean energy goals by maximizing the efficiency of oil and gas resource development, furthering political and economic stability in developing countries, promoting democracy and human rights, and combating corruption. 

Global Map of Countires Currently Engaged with BSEE - 2016