Deepwater Horizon Offshore Drilling

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BSEE and DOI Take Action on Five-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon

Action Item: BSEE has proposed significant changes to BOP systems and well operations in light of the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon incident. Stakeholders in offshore oil and gas operations should carefully...more

Broader Regulation of Offshore Contractors on Horizon

On November 12, 2014 the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) strongly signaled a forthcoming review of its offshore facility decommissioning regulations and regulatory authority over contactors. While the...more

Recent Developments in Additional Insured Coverage in Texas

As part of the ongoing insurance coverage dispute following the sinking of the Transocean offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued, and the Texas Supreme...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate / London: The UK’s response to Macondo: Government response to independent review of UK offshore...

On 20 April 2010, Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig working on BP’s Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The human tragedies, together with the environmental, social, and economic costs inevitably led the...more

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