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AOGCC proposes new blowout control regulations

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The state of Alaska is considering strengthened regulatory controls on offshore drilling with a new requirement for operators to have a blowout control plan.

A recommendation to change the state’s drilling rules comes at the end of a lengthy review of the state’s drilling safety rules by the Alaska’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, said Cathy Foerster, one of the three AOGCC commissioners.

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