BSEE Rule Toughens Offshore Oil Production System Regs

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Wednesday floated a rule that would update and tighten 25-year-old safety standards for offshore oil and gas production systems, in an effort to keep up with technological advances that have sent the industry into deeper waters.

The rule would revise a portion of federal oil and gas safety systems regulations that haven't been updated since it was first published in 1988. They include requiring a stricter life cycle analysis of safety and pollution prevention equipment to ensure it...
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