Ocean Energy Safety Institute to develop “Research Roadmap”

September 18, 2014
| By: Aubrey Bloom

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) will convene top academic and research experts from various companies, universities and organizations throughout the world for an unprecedented think-tank workshop to address the development of an, “Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap for the 21st Century.”

The workshop will be held October 7-8, at the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University. 

“One of the primary missions for the institute is to identify gaps that may be present within and between areas of ocean energy research, now and into the future,” said Jim Pettigrew, OESI director of operations. “This workshop will be a great opportunity to bring together diverse members of the ocean energy research realm and candidly discuss how to identify and address these gaps.” 

Areas expected to be discussed include emerging technologies, risk management and safety management systems, and operating in the arctic environment. Presenters will include the Center for Offshore Safety and The National Academy of Sciences, as well as a number of companies from the offshore oil and gas industry.

Additional information on the workshop can be found on the OESI website.

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