U.S. Clarifies Rules on Offshore Work

December 14, 2010 (UPI.com) Clarification on the guidelines for oil and gas exploration on the U.S. outer continental shelf supports safety and environmental issues, federal regulators say.The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement released guidelines for meeting the drilling safety requirements for work on the Outer Continental Shelf.

The bureau said the purpose of the 18-page document was to "summarize and clarify certain information" regarding offshore work. Specifically, the agency said it was providing "helpful information" regarding the steps needed to use offshore rigs equipped with a blowout preventer.Read the full article here