No certification needed for offshore drilling safety, U.S. proposes

30 Dec 2017   Offshore, USA

Third parties will no longer need to verify whether some safety features for offshore oil and gas drilling work as designed, the U.S. government proposed. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement published a proposed change in the rules for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Federal Registry on Friday. Ahead of the filing, BSEE Director Scott Angelle said the deregulation was a result of an executive order calling for a reduction on any undue burdens for the industry. In order to make the United States and energy superpower, Angelle said a “paradigm shift” was necessary for regulations regarding the outer continental shelf. The proposal would amend parts of the oil and gas safety regulations […]

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