Mission Statement

The primary mission of the OESI is to provide 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. The OESI will coordinate and focus an effort to identify scientific and technological gaps and to recommend improvement of drilling and production equipment, practices, and regulation. OESI will gather, consider, and harmonize the proposals promoted by other research and development centers and other groups to inform BSEE on technological and other developments within the offshore industry. Additionally, the OESI would provide a forum for the continuous education and training of BSEE and BOEM employees to ensure that the federal workforce maintains the same level of technological expertise as the engineers, scientists and technical experts in the oil and gas industry.