Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 12, 2010

Follow up to postings on the Gulf Coast oil spill, from the Department of the Interior – Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf, May 27, 2010

  • “The report recommends a number of specific measures designed to ensure sufficient redundancy in the blowout preventers (BOPs), to promote the integrity of the well and enhance well control, and to facilitate a culture of safety through operational and personnel management (see Table ES-1). Recommended actions include prescriptive near-term requirements, longer-term performance-based safety measures, and one or more Department-led working groups to evaluate longer-term safety issues. The recommendations take into account that drilling activities conducted in the deepwater environment create increased risks and challenges.”
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