Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) District Managers from the Pacific Region’s California District and the five Gulf of Mexico Region Districts met last week in New Orleans to discuss emerging and ongoing offshore operational issues.
The meetings are held quarterly and involve staff from other BSEE programs and offices as well.
The District Offices carry out a comprehensive field inspection program on offshore drilling rigs and production platforms both in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. The offices also review well and production safety system permit applications to ensure all safety requirements are met.
This quarter’s agenda topics included the Bureau’s Strategic Plan, the integration of Investigation Report findings into BSEE enforcement efforts, and Annual Performance Reviews. The establishment of a new Technology Center in Houston and its resource capabilities were also discussed.
The five Gulf Region District Offices are located in: Houma, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and New Orleans, La., and Lake Jackson, Texas. The California District Office is located in Camarillo, California.