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US-Mexico agreement likely headed for conference committee

Oct 15, 2013

The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate's version of the bill, passed October 12, differed from that of the US House of Representative’s version…

WEC begins today in Daegu, South Korea

Oct 14, 2013

More than 6,000 of the world’s most prominent energy leaders will gathered October 13 in Daegu, South Korea for the first day of the 22nd World Energy Congress (WEC). This year's theme is: 'Secure tomorrow's energy today.' Held every three years…

British Columbia releases marine spill study

Oct 13, 2013

The Canadian province of British Columbia released a comprehensive study assessing current marine-spill preparedness and response capabilities on 10 October 2013. The study also outlines necessary improvements to achieve a world-class system to ensure B…

Shutdown could affect GOM

Oct 11, 2013

Over the past week, the government shutdown has steadily crept into more sectors of the oil and gas industry. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) shuttered today, sending a message to subscribers at 1 pm ET that it would furlough…

PRD to hold conference against energy reform in Mexico

Oct 11, 2013

Mexico's leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) announced this week that it will hold a Conference on the Defense of Energy Sovereignty from October 24 to 27. The PRD will disseminate information explaining its opposition to President Enrique Peña Nieto’s plans for energy reform…

US maritime strategy: A time for new beginnings

Oct 09, 2013

The imperative for a holistic United States maritime strategy has never been greater. The National Strategy for the Marine Transportation System was published in July 2008, by the previous administration. The White House, the Congress, and…

BSEE to mandate new BOP rules

Oct 08, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will be issuing new requirements for the blowout preventers (BOP) by the end of the year, according to agency director Brian M. Salerno. BOPs are large, high-pressure valves used…

ThoughtStream: Putting the ‘Q’ into HSE

Sep 01, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion In order to utilize quality to bring about an effective HSE system, first it must be defined. This in itself is a challenge as quality is often about the perception of the individual. Joseph Juran, principally remembered as an evangelist for quality…

Shallow water safety concerns

Sep 01, 2013

Recent Gulf of Mexico well control incidents have US regulators calling for better safety in shallow water. By Audrey Leon Representatives from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), US Bureau of Lands and Minerals Management…

Enhanced control for improved safety offshore

Sep 01, 2013

A new offshore safety directive, issued by the European Union, has been adopted across the continent. Remi Eriksen, CEO DNV Maritime Oil & Gas, and Graham Bennett, VP DNV, business development director, division Europe and North Africa, take a look at the consequences…

Petronas' Kanowit field FLNG facility under construction

Aug 19, 2013

The Kanowit FLNG facility is under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea, where first steel was cut in June. Petronas Floating LNG 1 (Labuan) Ltd. signed a US$771million  contract for engineering…

Marine hydrokinetic testing approved off Florida

Aug 13, 2013

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday announced availability of a revised environmental assessment (EA) and its finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for lease issuance to conduct marine hydrokinetic technology testing offshore Florida…

Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 233: 21 million acres offered

Jul 30, 2013

The US Dept. of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced final details for the Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 233. The sale will take place on August 28 and will cover about 20.7 million acres off Texas for oil and gas exploration and development…

OIS launches Wellintel service for decommissioning

Jul 30, 2013

Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), an Acteon company, launched a new service designed to help operators fulfill their suspended well decommissioning plans. Wellintel is a well data collection and review service that gathers and prepares…

BSEE: Offshore decommissioning accelerates in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 26, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has jurisdiction over decommissioning of “idle iron” wells and structures, pipelines, and the Rigs-to-Reefs program. According to BSEE, there were about 2,996 production platforms on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

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