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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OESI at 2014 MKOPSC International Symposium

Two half-day tracks that discussed OESI-related topics were held at the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center's 2014 International Symposium. Click here to view topics.

Summer 2014 OCEANEWS Newsletter

The latest edition of our OCEANEWS Newsletter is now available online! Click here to view newsletter.

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  • Human Factors/Human Systems Integration in the Ocean Energy Realm, a Forum for Dialogue – March 2015
  • Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap, Phase II – March 2015
  • Shallow Water Blowouts, Risk and Safety considerations, a Forum for Dialogue – May 2015

More information on these events will be announced as details become available

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