BOEMRE issues additional deepwater drilling guidance

Nick Snow
OGJ Washington Editor

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 21 -- The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued additional deepwater drilling guidance. The information contained no new regulatory requirements, but was designed to assist offshore oil and gas producers in complying with recently issued rules, the US Department of the Interior agency said.

“As we continue to strengthen oversight and safety and environmental protections, we must ensure that the oil and gas industry has clear direction on what is expected,” BOEMRE Director Michael R. Bromwich said on Dec. 13.

BOEMRE said that the issues addressed in the information document include compliance issues relating to the Drilling Safety Rule (or Interim Final Rule), NTL-6 (including Worst Case Discharge calculations), and NTL-10, as well as further information on BOEMRE’s inspections of blowout preventer testing, oil spill response plans, and environmental assessments for deepwater drilling plans.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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