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Successful OESI/BSEE TAP Forum held

On 17 February, OESI hosted a public forum to review selected BSEE Technology Assessment Program projects. With close to 150 in attendance, the presenters received useful feedback from representatives of all stakeholder groups from the Ocean Energy realm.The public presentations can be found here.

Human Factors White Paper published!

OESI is proud to announce that we have published our initial research document, which focuses on Human Factors in the offshore. Dr Camille Peres (TAMU) and Dr Randolph Bias (UT-Austin) have finished their research white paper, “Human Factors and ergonomics in Offshore Drilling and Production: The Implications for Drilling Safety”. More info can be found here.

Zonal Isolation research paper ready!

OESI is pleased to announce our next research document, which focuses on Zonal Isolation. Dr Eric Van Oort (UT-Austin) and his team have finished their paper and are preparing it for SPE presentation in 2017. The paper, “Advanced Modeling of Cement Displacement Complexities”, can be found here.

Dr.Camille Peres to receive National Academies' Gulf Research Program grant

OESI Research Fellow, Dr Camille Peres, to receive National Academies’ Gulf Research Program grant to explore how fatigue affect offshore workers. Read more here.

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Public Forum on Initial BSEE BAST EKD & MGD Technology Solutions

Forum Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

Time: 9:30AM-2:30PM, Registration 8:30-9:30AM

Location: Doubletree at IAH

15747 John F Kennedy Blvd

Houston, TX 77032

About the forum: OESI will support the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), as they announce their assessment and early findings for technology solutions related to ‘Early Kick Detection (EKD)’ and ‘Methane Gas Detection (MGD)’ to help safeguard against Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) safety issues. Use of cost effective BAST is required by the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to address significant safety issues on the OCS. This public forum provides an opportunity to review the BAST Determination Process (DP) and allow OCS stakeholders to hold discussions with the agency on this program.

Early Kick Detection (EKD) TIO announcement

Methane Gas Detection (MGD) TIO announcement

Agenda can be found here

Register here

Discussing Best Practices for Real Time Monitoring (RTM)

Forum Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

Time:3:30-5:30PM, Registration 3:00-3:30PM

Location: Doubletree at IAH

15747 John F Kennedy Blvd

Houston, TX 77032

About the forum: OESI will host a discussion on an OESI Best Practice Document for Real Time Monitoring (RTM) of Offshore Well Construction. In 2016, new well-control rules were established (CFR § 250.724) whereby operators are required to provide RTM plans and capabilities for operations in the OCS. As written, the rule is performance based in nature providing industry with maximum flexibility to develop an RTM program tailored to their individual needs. To provide additional clarity regarding these requirements and to demonstrate the agency’s intent to cooperate and collaborate with industry, BSEE has requested that OESI provide a collection of recommendations that are likely to satisfy the spirit of the rule without imposing undue burdens on operators or prescribing specific technologies or practices.

Best Practices for Real Time Monitoring of Offshore Well Construction pdf

Agenda can be found here

Register here

2017 BSEE International Standards Workshop, hosted by OESI

Workshop Date: Friday, May 5, 2017

Location: University of Houston Hilton (Conrad Hilton Ballroom)

4800 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX 77004

About the workshop: BSEE's 2017 International Standards Workshop will be hosted by OESI at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel on May 5, 2017. The theme of the workshop is Integrity Management.

The workshop topics include:

1) Integrity management of pipelines and risers, and

2) Fatigue assessment and Life Extension of Facilities and Mooring Systems.

Register here

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