Category: – Offshore

Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee holds annual security exercise

The exercise gave participants the opportunity to discuss the capabilities, resources, and procedures required to respond to cybersecurity threat scenarios that may occur during operations in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.

Cancellation of OCS policy on life extension requirements for floating OCS facilities

The Coast Guard has been continuing to strengthen its joint regulatory oversight and compliance schemes with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to ensure a consistent approach to the OCS oil and gas industry. In this post, Eighth District OCS OCMI Capt. Russell Holmes provides an update on the latest projects, including the cancellation of a policy letter on floating facility life extension requests.

NVIC: Coast Guard roles, responsibilities regarding Offshore Renewable Energy Installations

This NVIC will assist the Coast Guard in providing input to the Lead Agency for environmental review and decision-making purposes. Additionally, this circular provides guidance to members of industry, port safety and security stakeholders, and the public on the Coast Guard’s role and responsibilities in the OREI application process.

Coast Guard begins investigation into 2 deaths aboard offshore facility

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, convened a formal investigation, Thursday, for the incident that occurred onboard the offshore production facility Auger, June 30, 2019.

Eighth District MSIB: Lifeboat operations on manned facilities

The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection of the Outer Continental Shelf is alerting offshore operators about a tragic accident with loss of life that occurred on a floating offshore facility. Because the potential factors involved in this incident may be common to many facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, the Coast Guard is sharing immediate actions facilities can take to avoid a similar tragedy.

National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittee will meet in Katy, Texas, September 10-11, to discuss Committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. All meetings will be open to the public.

Outer Continental Shelf Industry Day in New Orleans

Industry days are held at least annually by the OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspections to provide a forum where agency regulators and industry stakeholders can exchange information in the common pursuit of safe, secure, and environmentally sound OCS operations.

Recap of Center for Offshore Safety’s session with Coast Guard Eighth District Commander

Coast Guard Eighth District Commander Rear Adm. Paul Thomas joined Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle during this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, May 6-9. The session, moderated by Charlie Williams with Center for Offshore Safety, was part of COS’s Senior Regulatory Leadership Perspective series.

New resources available on Outer Continental Shelf Nat’l Center of Expertise website

Collage of photos depicting operations on the outer continental shelf

Resources include regulations, policy, and guidance, and frequently asked questions for those who work on the OCS.

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