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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Latest Edition of OceaNews

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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

The OESI Constitution and By-Laws have been approved by the OESI Advisory Committee. They can be found here, and the members of the Advisory Committee are listed here.

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.

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BSEE Presentation of the BAST Determination Process

Was held on November 12, 2015
Agenda available here
Updated BAST Determination information now available at BSEE.gov here

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