TAMU Center to Manage BSEE Institute

The five-year agreement provides $5 million in funding from the federal agency overseeing offshore oil and gas operations, with three Texas universities participating.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's director, Brian Salerno, announced Nov. 7 that the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center has been selected to manage the Ocean Energy Safety Institute. Dr. Sam Mannan, Regents Professor and director of the institute, joined him for the announcement in College Station, Texas.

The five-year agreement includes $5 million in funding from BSEE, and it involves three Texas universities -- A&M, the University of Houston, and the University of Texas. The goal is to provide a forum for academia, government, industry, and other non-government organizations in offshore technologies and activities that help ensure environmentally safe and safe offshore operations.

Salerno and BSEE Chief off Offshore Regulatory Programs Doug Morris toured some of the facilities at TEES before the announcement, including the Offshore Technology Research Center, which can provide large-scale simulations of the effects of wind, waves, and currents on offshore structures; and the Tower Lab, a 140-ft tall multiphase flow loop "for the investigation of steady-state and transient flows in pipes and testing of production engineering equipment, including production logging tools, downhole pumps and multiphase flow meters," according to BSEE.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue