4/4/2017: OCS National Center of Expertise announces launch of ‘Drill Down’

The Coast Guard Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise strives to be a repository of technical competence, expertise, and best practices regarding the world of US OCS activities. But what good is a repository if it is not shared? Last week, the OCS NCOE launched the Drill Down, a newsletter-style publication with the goal of sharing expertise in a user friendly, one-to-two page format.

With the Drill Down, the OCS NCOE wants to provide answers to the many questions surrounding the OCS world of work and promote dialogue among OCS stakeholders. Subjects covered will include:

  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Mobile Offshore Drilling Units
  • Production Facilities
  • Technical Series
  • Lessons Learned


The Technical Series will share in-house knowledge that may not necessarily be covered in PQS, regulations, standards or policy and will cover issues related to drilling, production, and well intervention, among others.

Sometimes events occur that don’t reach the level of a reportable casualty but that still have important takeaways to share among OCS stakeholders. The OCS NCOE will anonymously share these findings through the Lessons Learned to facilitate an overall safer OCS.

Have an idea for a Drill Down? Reply in the comment section below or on Twitter to @maritimecommons using #NCOEDrillDown, or submit it to

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