The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources insofar as they relate to matters within U.S. Coast Guard jurisdiction. Applicants selected for service on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee via this solicitation will not begin their respective terms until Jan. 31, 2019.
3/12/2018: Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to begin focused crane inspection campaign
The campaign, scheduled to take place this spring, will involve interagency teams visiting multiple drilling and production units across the Gulf of Mexico. Teams will use a focused inspections protocol to evaluate safety, gather and provide data to BSEE’s Office of Safety Management.
2/23/2018: Notice of National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana, to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.
2/20/2018: New issue of ‘Drill Down’ now available
As the offshore oil and gas industry pushed exploration into deeper water, it found that conventional anchoring became less practical and cost effective. The advent of DP brought the industry an effective, yet complex solution to remaining stationary while conducting high consequence operations. In this issue of ‘Drill Down’ the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise discusses the basics of a Dynamic Positioning (DP) system.
11/15/2017: New issue of OCS NCOE ‘Drill Down’ available
In is issue of the Drill Down, the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise talks about the advent and evolution of the offshore supply vessel throughout the years.