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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News

2014 OESI Annual Report

The OESI annual report is now available online. Click here to view report.

OESI Partner Institute, University of Houston announces Graduate Certificate in Upstream Energy Safety

The University of Houston's Energy Initiative announces a new graduate-level certificate program in Health, Safety and Environment, focusing on the upstream energy sector. Click here to learn more.

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.

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Events

Upcoming:

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

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

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