About Us

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) is a collaborative initiative between the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, partnering with Texas A&M University, University of Texas and University of Houston. The institute provides a forum for dialogue, shared learning and cooperative research among academia, government, industry, and other non-governmental organizations, in offshore energy-related technologies and activities that ensure safe and environmentally responsible offshore operations. While there have been efforts to identify scientific and technological gaps and to recommend improvement of drilling and production equipment, practices and regulation, the OESI will strive to coordinate and focus these products. Initial funding of the Institute came from the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

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Summer 2014 OCEANEWS Newsletter

The latest edition of our OCEANEWS Newsletter is now available online!

OESI Speaking Events

Sept 24 - 25, 2014 – Ocean Energy Safety Institute in the SubSea Arena

Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2014 – Ocean Energy Safety Institute, a Vision

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"Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap for the 21st Century." October 7-8, 2014
Memorial Student Center
Texas A&M University, College Station

Currently we expect to have discussion-inspiring presentations from:

  • The Center for Offshore Safety
  • The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
  • The National Academy of Science
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Lloyds Register, Energy
  • Gulf Integrated Spill Research Consortium
  • University of Texas
  • University of Houston
  • Texas A&M University
  • And others

"Human Factors"
"Best Available and Safest Technologies (BAST)"

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