Ensuring the Safety of Offshore Drilling and Production – New Report
Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout and explosion, the federal government as well as the offshore oil and gas industry have been undergoing major changes, including the creation of regulations requiring operators of offshore oil and gas facilities to adopt and implement comprehensive Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) programs. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Offshore Safety and Environmental Management Systems, a new report from the National Research Council, recommends ways to assess the effectiveness of operators' SEMS programs on any given offshore drilling or production facility.
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