7th Annual COS Forum

Please join the Center for Offshore Safety at its Seventh Annual Forum. The COS Forum brings offshore industry operators, drilling contractors, service/supply companies, academia and regulators together to facilitate collaboration and drive continual improvement.

The Forum begun in 2013 as part of the COS commitment to “sharing industry knowledge”. The Safety Forum has become one of the premier safety-focused events for industry, auditing and regulatory agency engagement.


About the Center for Offshore Safety

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) is an industry sponsored group focused exclusively on offshore safety on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Center serves the US offshore oil & gas industry with the purpose of adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity.

The Center is responsible for:

  • Development of good practice documents for the offshore industry in the areas of Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)
  • Assuring that third party certification program auditors meet the program’s goals and objectives
  • Compiling and analyzing key industry safety performance metrics
  • Coordinating Center sponsored functions designed to facilitate the sharing and learning process
  • Identifying and promoting opportunities for the industry to continuously improve
  • Development of outreach programs to facilitate communicating with government and external stakeholders