Minimizing Impacts Through Research

Learn how remotely operated vehicles are used in the study of marine science in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Responsible Development

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.
  • 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.