Rigzone | Matthew Veazey | July 17, 2018
“We inherited a program with a three percent participation rate and have increased that to 59 percent, but we are not stopping there,” said BSEE Director Scott Angelle in a written statement. “The ultimate goal of this program is to identify proactive steps to mitigate risks and ensure offshore operations are safe, reliable and environmentally sustainable.”
According to BSEE, SafeOCS is a confidential reporting system designed to help oil and gas operators on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) capture and share essential information industrywide about accident precursors and potential hazards. The following three components comprise SafeOCS:
- Mandatory Well Control Rule (WCR) equipment failure reporting in drilling and non-drilling operations
- Mandatory Safety and Pollution Prevention Equipment (SPPE) failure reporting in production operations
- Voluntary Industry safety data (ISD) near-miss event reporting
On July 13, BSEE released its 2017 annual report Blowout Prevention System Safety. According to BSEE, the report analyzes failure data and notifications as well as information such as operational impact, failure causes and possible data improvement opportunities.
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