Louisiana Mid-Content Oil And Gas Association 2/3/2015
The offshore energy industry and the federal government have cooperatively made great strides over the past several years to further enhance the safety of drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, as oil and gas development in the Gulf continues to grow, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry’s commitment to fueling this nation through safe and environmentally sound operations also strengthens.
Immediately after the Macondo incident in 2010, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry launched a comprehensive review of offshore safety measures and operations to identify potential improvements in prevention, intervention and response. Pioneering collaborative efforts and development of new technology and standards sparked significant advancements in these three focus areas, all designed to ensure people and the environment are protected during all phases of energy exploration, development and production.