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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New Members of Advisory Committee
Resources for the Future, the Department of Energy and the US Coast Guard are the newest members of the OESI Advisory Committee. These new additions bring important perspectives and insight to our current and future discussions.
OESI Constitution and By-Laws
Reliability Database Inventory Report
As a result of the OESI Data Forum, and answering a query from BSEE; the OESI is pleased release our initial survey of Offshore Safety-related Databases. We look forward to your thoughts; as we work to both analyze these identified databases, as well as identify additional databases available globally that can help further enable safe and environmentally responsible offshore energy operations. Click here to view report.
OESI at 2015 MKOPSC International Symposium
The Ocean Energy Safety Institute Symposium will be part of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium. The Symposium will be hosted in College Station October 27-29, 2015. Click here to register.