After Deepwater: Safety in U.S. Waters

Thursday 2/2/2012 from 6-8 pm @ Cemo Hall - Auditorium

Featuring Lars Herbst, regional director for the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf region of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, U.S. Department of Interior

Visitors will park in the Welcome Center or East parking garage.

Questions? Please contact Ramona Taylor, 713-743-4705, rtaylor@uh.edu



Lars Herbst is the Regional Director for the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), U.S. Department of the Interior, in New Orleans, La. As the regional director, Herbst supervises the regulation of operations, the inspection and enforcement program, and the protection and safety of activities and the environment on OCS leases for oil, gas and other mineral development which involve 3,200 platforms in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. He manages a staff of 350, including petroleum engineers, structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists and environmental scientists.

Herbst began his federal career with the former Minerals Management Service in 1983 as a staff engineer in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region’s Technical Assessment Unit. He is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana and holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University.

BSEE promotes safety, protects the environment, and conserves resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement.

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