On 13 February, the U.S. Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) released a publication that realizes an OESI goal for developing a research roadmap to help enable safer and environmentally responsible ocean energy operations. The document discusses safety and the environment as being underpinned by four interdependent pillars: human factors; process safety; safety and environmental management systems; and technology. The recommendations included in the roadmap come from workshops, interviews of subject matter experts, surveys and an extensive literature search. Prior recommendations are also included from reports published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Gulf Research Program, the Center for Offshore Safety, OESI and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America.
The full report can be found on the OESI website.