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

COS SEMS Certificates Expanded to All Offshore Companies

The new document, COS 2-05, Requirements for COS SEMS Certificates, now gives all offshore companies the opportunity to receive a COS SEMS Certificate if they meet the requirements of the document.

  • Establishes, implements, and maintains a SEMS that meets the requirements of API RP 75;
  • Participates in a SEMS audit by a COS-accredited Audit Service Provider (ASP); and
  • Implements Corrective Action from audit findings.
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8th Annual COS Forum

Navigating the Changing Safety Landscape 

The COS Forum brings offshore industry operators, drilling contractors, service/supply companies, academia, and regulators together to facilitate collaboration and drive continual improvement. Please join COS and the industry as we take part in one of the premier safety focused events for the industry, auditing, and regulatory agency engagement 
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