Oil and gas (1 - 2 of 2 items) in Past 6 Months
Offshore Oil and Gas Oversight: Actions Needed to Address Leadership Commitment Deficiencies at Interior
GAO-17-505T: Published: Mar 21, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2017.
Effective oversight of offshore oil and gas development is critical to preventing another Deepwater Horizon-type disaster. However, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has struggled to successfully implement key initiatives to improve offshore oversight. For example, a risk-based facility inspection initiative was halted due to concerns about its useful...
Oil and Gas Oversight: Interior Has Taken Steps to Address Staff Hiring, Retention, and Training but Needs a More Evaluative and Collaborative Approach
GAO-16-742: Published: Sep 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2016.
The Department of the Interior has taken steps to resolve its hiring and retention challenges for key staff engaged in oil and gas activities, but it has not evaluated the effectiveness of its efforts and has missed opportunities to collaborate within the department for resolving these challenges. Specifically, Interior has taken steps to address two underlying factors—lower salaries and a lengt...