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).
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.
Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap, Phase II