By Zack Colman - 08/15/12 09:54 PM EDT
“The oil and gas industry has been operating under these enhanced safety requirements for the past two years,” BSEE Director Jim Watson said in a statement Wednesday. “Today’s action builds on the lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and is part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand safe and responsible development of America’s domestic energy resources.”
BSEE said the final rule clarifies the descriptions and classifications of well-control barriers, defines cement-testing requirements and refines installation standards for dual mechanical barriers, among other things.
This story was updated at 9:46 p.m.