Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement continues to respond to oil platform fire

Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement continues to respond to oil platform fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) continued to respond to the oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. A fire team on the platform reported that the fire was out and no leaking gas was detected. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders...

Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire

Coast Guard, BSEE responding to oil platform fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a report of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 a.m. that Shell Enchilada platform was on fire approximately 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. There were 46 crewmembers reported aboard...

Coast Guard, federal agencies continue to respond to offshore oil spill

Coast Guard, federal agencies continue to respond to offshore oil spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement continue to respond to an oil discharge from a damaged pipeline approximately 40 miles south east of Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday. The pipeline, which is operated by LLOG Exploration, was secured upon discovery of the leak. On Wednesday, LLOG reported a revised estimated volume of unaccounted-for oil to the Coast...

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill

Coast Guard and Shell continue response to offshore spill
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Shell continue joint efforts to respond to a discharge of oil from a segment of flow line at the Glider Field located approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, that occurred at approximately 11 a.m., Thursday. On water recovery vessels are searching for oil that can be safely recovered via skimming. Five on-water recovery vessels have been mobilized...

Coast Guard, BSEE respond to loss of well control in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard, BSEE respond to loss of well control in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Tuesday. The Coast Guard and BSEE received a report from Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico LLC that an oil and natural gas production...

Coast Guard Admiral named as Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Coast Guard Admiral named as Director of  the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today named Rear Admiral James A. Watson IV as the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). BSEE was one of the two agencies to succeed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) on Oct. 1, 2011. Admiral Watson will begin as BSEE Director on December 1, 2011, and will succeed Michael...