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 ends response to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard ends response to oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is no longer responding to the site of an oil production platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Monday. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported that there were no hotspots or major pollution threats aboard the platform. Over flights were conducted on January 9 with no reports of sheening on the water. The...

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 proposes management system for vessels engaged in outer continental shelf activities

Coast Guard proposes management system for vessels engaged in outer continental shelf activities
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday the publication of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to publicize regulations requiring vessels engaged in outer continental shelf activities  to develop, implement and maintain a vessel-specific safety and environmental management system. The safety and environmental management system incorporates the management program and principles...

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire

BSEE, Coast Guard Provide Response Oversight to Rig Fire
NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to oversee Walter Oil & Gas Corporation’s response efforts to secure the natural gas well and extinguish the subsequent fire that started after the operator’s loss of well control yesterday morning. Both BSEE and Coast Guard conducted overflights this morning to assess the...

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...

U.S. Coast Guard and BSEE sign agreement for regulating mobile offshore drilling units

U.S. Coast Guard and BSEE sign agreement for regulating mobile offshore drilling units
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for regulating mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). “The Coast Guard and BSEE share the goal of keeping our oceans clean and offshore workers...