BSEE

By the Admiralty and Maritime Team

Scott Angelle, a native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has been appointed by the Trump Administration to head the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”).  Mr. Angelle first held public office in the late 1980’s. He has since served as a Parish President, Secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Natural

BSEE

By Michael J. O’Brien

Historically, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has issued Incidents of Non-Compliance (INC’s) to oil and gas lease holders on the Outer Continental Shelf for a variety of accidents, spills, and other incidents offshore. However, as a result of the events that led to the Deepwater Horizon explosion

Industrial Bolt & Rusted Metal

By Michael J. O’Brien

Multimillion dollar offshore drilling rigs and subsea drilling equipment can be rendered worthless if their most basic components, the nuts and bolts that hold them together, fail. Since 2013, investigators with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”) have been investigating why bolts used in subsea oil equipment have suddenly,