One of the recommendations that came out of the Macondo accident was that an independent group should be created to provide advice on offshore oil and gas safety. Based on that, BSEE set up a partnership with Texas A&M to set up the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI). That organization is up and running now. It put on a risk forum in May and has a July conference on data sharing and safety.
Now the group has released its first newsletter. It covers the organization and announces the new director, Jim Pettigrew, formerly a navy captain. The link is here.
You may want to bookmark the site for future newsletters. A&M’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, which is guiding the new group, has done some important work in the past and will probably be a force in offshore safety in the future.