4/2/2019: Coast Guard, industry experts hold 6th Outer Continental Shelf Inspectors Course

The OCS Inspectors Course familiarizes Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers with their responsibilities in examining foreign-flagged Mobile Offshore Drilling Units operating on the U.S. OCS. Qualified instructors from the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise and subject matter experts from Shell and Sparrows Group taught the course.


12/12/2018: New issue of ‘Drill Down’ now available

This issue of Drill Down explores Public Law 96-378, the first regulation to define “Offshore Supply Vessel” and “OSV Service.”


4/5/2018: New issue of ‘Drill Down’ now available

This issue of Drill Down will be the first of a series providing basic fundamental explanations of the “what, where, and how” of offshore oil and gas exploration, starting with hydrocarbons and hydro-carbon reservoirs.


2/20/2018: New issue of ‘Drill Down’ now available

As the offshore oil and gas industry pushed exploration into deeper water, it found that conventional anchoring became less practical and cost effective. The advent of DP brought the industry an effective, yet complex solution to remaining stationary while conducting high consequence operations. In this issue of ‘Drill Down’ the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise discusses the basics of a Dynamic Positioning (DP) system.


11/15/2017: New issue of OCS NCOE ‘Drill Down’ available

In is issue of the Drill Down, the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise talks about the advent and evolution of the offshore supply vessel throughout the years.


7/13/2017: New issue of OCS NCOE’s “Drill Down” available

In this issue of the Drill Down, experts talk about characteristics and operating parameters of both floating and fixed OCS production facilities, spars, tension leg platforms, semi-submersibles, and floating, production, storage, and offloading units (FPSOs).


5/3/2017: New issue of ‘Drill Down’ available

In this issue of the Drill Down, the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise discusses mobile offshore drilling units regulatory compliance options for foreign flagged vessels engaged in U.S. offshore activities.


5/1/2017: Latest issue of OCS NCOE’s “Drill Down” now available

In this issue, experts talk about characteristics and operating parameters of mobile offshore drilling units.


4/4/2017: OCS National Center of Expertise announces launch of ‘Drill Down’

The Drill Down is a periodic document with the goal of sharing expertise in a simple and user-friendly format to promote dialogue among OCS stakeholders.


5/12/2016: Lessons learned on the Outer Continental Shelf

The Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise published two reports on lessons learned from past events related to dynamic positioning.


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