Minimizing Impacts Through Research
Learn how remotely operated vehicles are used in the study of marine science in the Gulf of Mexico.
We take numerous steps to ensure our operations in the Gulf of Mexico are carried out safely and follow all regulatory requirements. Some examples include:
- Hired additional environmental compliance specialists to ensure our operations are properly resourced to respond to new and more stringent U.S. regulations.
- Upgraded blowout preventers (BOPs) to increase the operating pressure to the blind and shear rams – two separate components of the BOPs. This upgrade ensures equipment meets new regulations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
- Strengthened our ability to respond to a spill by joining the Helix Well Containment Group, a consortium of deepwater operators in the Gulf that have come together with the common goal of quickly responding to a subsea spill in order to protect employees, communities and the environment.
- Became a member of the Marine Spill Containment Response Corporation, which allows us to work collectively with others in the offshore industry to strengthen our emergency response plans.
- Continued our membership in Clean Gulf Associates, which provides us with access to clean-up vessels and resources to assist with near-shore protection and recovery.