Monday, December 7, 2015

Industry speaks out on proposed well control rule

From:  Offshore Oil and Gas

COMMENT - Even safer than we saw at Deep Horizons!

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON Several industry bodies have issued responses to Tuesday’s US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) well control rule.

The proposed well control rule could increase risk and decrease safety in offshore operations, API told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday.

“The oil and natural gas industry, in coordination with federal regulators, has made great strides in making offshore energy exploration safer than ever while advancing the energy security of our nation,” said Erik Milito, API upstream group director, in testimony at the Senate hearing. “We are committed to working with the government to improve the proposals and achieve the mutually desired objective of safety by getting this rule right.”

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