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Advancing Offshore Energy Safety

October 2 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (add to my calendar)
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Center for Strategic and International Studies | get directions
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Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, there was an immediate and sharp focus on offshore safety and the need for raising the bar on safety in offshore operations. A new Drilling Safety Rule was promulgated by the government, as well as a Safety and Environmental Management System Rule mandating comprehensive focus on ways to reduce risks in offshore operations. Safety is a shared responsibility of both the private sector and government, and offshore operators must address safety issues on a continuing basis as they move into more technical challenging environments – in deepwater, ultra deepwater, and the Arctic.

But questions remain about how to turn this aspiration into concrete steps forward. How are the research advances on safety issues – and the lessons learned from operational experience – shared between companies, and if such experience is not shared, why not? Is such information shared with the government and/or are there obstacles to doing so? If so, how could those obstacles be overcome?

Panelists:

**James Watson, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

**Charlie Williams, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety

**Svein Erik Eide, Vice President of Drilling and Well Technology, Statoil

**Elgie Holstein, Senior Director for Strategic Planning, Environmental Defense Fund

Moderated by:

Michael R. Bromwich, Managing Principal, The Bromwich Group

Non-Resident Adviser, CSIS

To register: http://csis.org/event/advancing-offshore-safety

 

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1800 K Street, NW
B1 Conference Room
Washington, DC 20006