In Context: BSEE's New Guidance To Offshore Wells

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued three significant documents addressing response, enforcement and safety issues related to offshore operations in August 2012. Specifically, BSEE issued new guidance concerning regional Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRPs), formalized policy addressing direct enforcement actions against contractors engaged in offshore activities, and a final rule implementing new safety measures related to well control operations occurring on the outer continental shelf (OCS). The following is a summary of these new developments.

Background

BSEE’s recent actions stem from lessons learned from...
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