2022 COS Annual Performance Report

What: The COS Annual Performance Report (APR) for 2022 provides an accounting of safety-related incidents and events at facilities operating on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).  

COS Members voluntarily submit data for the APR to support COS’ mission to provide the highest level of safety for the U.S. offshore natural gas and oil industry.   In 2021, members of the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) saw an increase in offshore work hours – up 11MIL over 2020 – representing 76% of all U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity.   This increase in the number of hours worked was not at the expense of safety.  In fact, as you’ll see in this report, COS members had fewer serious incidents in 2021 vs 2020.

This COS APR also includes an analysis of 47 SEMS audit reports submitted to BSEE from 2020-2022.  The analysis includes a review of the 449 deficiencies (Non-Conformances and Areas of Concern) cited in the audit reports, breaking them down by SEMS maturity phases.

Through the analysis of data presented in the APR, COS strives to identify areas for improvement in the management of risk through safety management systems for the operation of offshore wells, projects, and production facilities on the U.S. OCS. 

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