The Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) consortium is organized through an agreement between the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The consortium is governed by the BSEE/DOE Joint Steering Committee.
TEES manages the OESI and the OESI Director is Dr. Faisal Khan.
The OESI is committed to operating in a transparent manner. To facilitate that transparency, the Consortium Operations Document (COD), which describes the operational structure and processes used by the OESI is available on this page. The COD is rooted in best practices leveraged from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) management and engagement with other national public-private partnerships. These best practices have been tailored to meet the specific needs and objectives of the OESI.
Request for proposals are generated from our roadmaps and annual plans. The Ocean Energy Safety Institute consortium uses a Federal Acquisition Regulation-compliant research project call process.
Consortium members are invited to submit a proposal that must include a clearly defined approach, tangible outcomes, budget justification and quantifiable success metrics.
Proposals are selected using an evaluation process that employs non-advocate review and selection criteria with merit-based scoring rubrics tied to the solicitation’s requirements.