The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has sent information requests to major oil and natural gas production companies regarding well control procedures and equipment. According to Politico, Agency Director Michael Bromwich said in letters to ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Helix Energy Solutions Group that BOEMRE will use this additional information to make decisions regarding deepwater drilling permits.