Fourth Annual COS Forum

September 20-21, 2016

Westin Houston Memorial City
Houston, Texas

Please join the Center for Offshore Safety at its Fourth Annual Forum, September 20-21, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The COS Forum brings offshore industry operators, drilling contractors, service/supply companies and regulators together to facilitate collaboration and drive continual improvement.

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

The program agenda is supported by presentations and interactive panel discussions focused on SEMS from industry experts, auditors and U.S. regulators.

Each aspect of the forum is designed to facilitate the sharing and learning process of SEMS in order to promote the highest levels of offshore safety using industry good practices developed by COS related to SEMS management, guidance/protocols and 3rd party auditing.

In the midst of the current industry challenges and market uncertainty, the COS Forum will provide new insights and critically-important dialogue between key decision-makers to advance offshore safety on the US OCS.

Download the 2016 COS Forum Program Agenda

Pre-registration is now closed. 

Onsite registration will be available Tuesday, September 20th from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and Wednesday, September 21st 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

  By Aug. 30 After Aug. 30
COS Members: $395 $495
Non-Members: $545 $645

If you have questions about your membership status, please contact Miriam Garcia at 832-495-4978 or

Visit our 2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Fax: 202-682-8222 

Application Deadline: August 22, 2016

Artwork Deadline: August 22, 2016

Additional details can be found at Sponsors, and Exhibitors

Media Sponsors

Hotel Information

The Center for Offshore Safety has reserved a discount room block at the new Westin Houston Memorial City for $195 a night for a single/double room. You may reserve a room at this group rate online here.This rate is also available 3 days before and until 3 days after the meeting. The cut-off date for making reservations is Friday, September 2nd at 5:00 pm Central. After this date hotel reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. 

The address for the Westin Houston Memorial City is 945 Gessner, Houston, Texas 77024. An online map is available here. A map of the parking options is available here

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Should you have any questions, please contact: