A former Louisiana state official has been named the new head of the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), the agency that oversees offshore oil and gas safety.
Scott Angelle will be the agency’s fourth ever director when he takes the helm on Tuesday (May 23).
Angelle’s previous positions include vice chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and interim Lieutenant Governor.
After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and spill he was then-state Governor Bobby Jindal’s liaison to the federal authorities.
The appointment was welcomed by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), a trade body representing more than 300 companies from all areas of the offshore E&P sector.