When Kevin Sligh was confirmed as director of the US Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in March, the Interior Department division charged with overseeing the offshore energy industry’s safety and regulatory compliance was already gearing up for the current Atlantic hurricane season.

Sligh arrived in time to work with offshore operators to refine best practices regarding hurricane evacuation protocols and to conduct a drill with the industry in May.

“We’ve done a lot to make sure we are prepared for this hurricane season.