BP Attempts "Static Kill" To Permanently Plug Damaged Oil Well

For some time we’ve stressed that offshore oil and natural gas production is compatible with a variety of other ocean uses such as fishing and tourism – and most significantly, with the U.S. military’s need for open-water areas to conduct training exercises, advanced weapons testing and the like. Industry has a long track record of developing offshore… Keep reading →

Offshore Drilling Could Return To California If Lawmakers Approve Budget

Public hearings in a number of coastal states on a new federal offshore energy leasing program are generating lots of comments – including those from a number of people in those states who support safe, responsible offshore oil and natural gas development. A sampling: Florida Curtis “CS” Bennett, U.S. Navy veteran and member of Vets4Energy Florida: “As a… Keep reading →

Offshore Drilling Could Return To California If Lawmakers Approve Budget

  Federal officials have launched a series of public hearings on a proposed offshore leasing plan that will blueprint natural gas and oil development on the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS) from 2019 to 2024. Hearings are scheduled in a number of coastal states including Florida (Thursday night), South Carolina (Feb. 13), Virginia (Feb. 21) and North… Keep reading →

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Keeping our workforce safe is just one area of continuously improving safety that the natural gas and oil industry works hard on every day. Whether it’s checking pipelines for potential damage, transporting products via rail car, storing natural gas supplies underground, or producing in deepwater, our industry is committed to safe operations as a core… Keep reading →

Tanker Carries Shipment Of Post War Oil From Iraq

Here’s the case for expanded opportunity within a new offshore oil and natural gas leasing program that federal officials are assembling: Safely developing American oil and natural gas on the outer continental shelf (OCS) is vital to the United States’ long-term energy and national security. We need new access to offshore areas, such as the… Keep reading →

CNOOC Drops Bid For Unocal

Comments related to seismic surveys in the Atlantic that API and two other associations will submit to federal officials stress a number of important points about the underwater tests used to establish the size and location of oil and natural gas reserves: Importance of U.S. Offshore Energy By federal estimates, the Mid- and South Atlantic outer continental shelf… Keep reading →

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

Several lawmakers in Congress are proposing a bill to expand whistleblower protections for those in the oil industry working on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

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Sometimes new regulations come out of nowhere. And sometimes it is just a matter of time. Last week’s unveiling of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (“BSEE”) offshore blowout preventer and well control regulations falls into the latter camp.

Oil Rigs Undergo Repairs After Hurrican Katrina

BOEM Lease Sale 246 to Offer all Available Acreage in Western GOM for Oil and Gas Activity The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) accounts for the majority of oil and gas production on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). On March 2, 2015, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that its proposed Gulf of Mexico… Keep reading →

Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 15 Years Later

The DOI has proposed additional regulations for exploratory drilling in the Alaska OCS to ensure that operators implement necessary measures – including integrated operations and spill-response plans – through all phases of offshore exploration. The oil and gas resource potential of the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) has received considerable attention from industry. On February… Keep reading →

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