The Center for Offshore Safety

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) is entering its second decade of advancing safety, environmental protection, operational integrity, and risk management on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). We invite all companies involved in the offshore oil and natural gas industry to join the COS in its mission to advance operational excellence, safety, and environmental stewardship in the OCS.

Guidelines & Reports

Access audit protocols, guidance documents, API RP 75, and the COS Annual Report

Safety First, Safety Always

The oil and natural gas industry and the federal government are working together to continuously improve the safety of offshore operations. The industry has placed a particular focus on increasing its ability to:

  • Prevent spills from occurring.
  • Intervene to halt any spill that does occur.
  • Respond to spills with the most effective mitigation measures possible.
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API Updates Recommended Practice 75

The newest update to API RP 75 provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) for offshore oil and natural gas facilities.

The new edition expands the reach of the SEMS program to include global operations in addition to acknowledging advancements in technology to improve risk management.

API Recommended Practice 75