Archived News - November 2015

Congressmen urge re-evaluation of well control proposal

By: Jacob Batte, November 13, 2015   Louisiana’s House delegation is making another push to halt the Obama Administration’s effort to revamp offshore equipment standards and well designs aimed at avoiding another BP Spill. Announced in April, the so-called well control rule proposed by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement aims to improve [...]

Commentary: Offshore well control rule will hurt, not help, offshore energy development

By: Barry Russell, President/CEO of IPAA   The oil and natural gas industry has spent the last five years following the Deepwater Horizon incident working with government and regulatory officials to improve the safety of operations offshore. From enhancing safety standards to developing and implementing state of the art technology, oil and natural gas [...]

Louisiana Congressional Delegation Asks DOI Secretary Jewell for More Dialogue with Industry on Well-Control Rule

Members of Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation sent a letter today to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewel requesting additional dialogue with industry to address serious flaws in the proposed new well-control rule. “We as a delegation are particularly concerned that this proposed rule could result in a de facto drilling moratorium in the Gulf. As you can [...]

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