BSEE approves Shell's Beaufort Sea oil spill response plan

04/09/2012
The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.'s oil spill response plan (OSRP) for the Beaufort Sea on Mar. 28. The company still must obtain well-specific drilling permits before commencing operations, the US Department of the Interior agency noted. "We have conducted an exhaustive review of Shell's response plan for the Beaufort Sea," BSEE Director James A. Watson said. "Our focus moving forward will be to hold Shell accountable and to follow-up with exercises, reviews, and inspections to ensure that all personnel and equipment are positioned and ready." US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar, during a Norfolk, Va., press conference a...
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