BSEE: Black Elk Energy must improve safety conditions

11/25/2012 | Hill, The

Black Elk Energy needs to improve its offshore operations immediately following a lethal offshore platform blast in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. "Black Elk has repeatedly failed to operate in a manner that is consistent with federal regulations. BSEE has taken a number of enforcement actions, including issuing numerous Incidents of Non Compliance (INC's), levying civil penalties and calling in the company's senior leadership to review their performance and the ramifications of failing to improve," said BSEE Director James Watson.

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