From: Jack Gerard, API
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Progress in Offshore Safety
Date: Tue May 13 14:56:21 MDT 2014
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Dear Scott,

The oil and natural gas industry and the federal government have together made great progress in enhancing offshore safety in the four years since the Gulf of Mexico spill. Immediately after the incident, we launched a systematic and comprehensive review of safety measures and operations, and efforts to improve prevention, intervention and response have been underway continuously ever since.

Highlights of safety improvement efforts include:

Formation of four Joint Industry Task Forces: The industry pulled together experts from over 70 companies to scrutinize all aspects of operations and develop best safety practices for every facet of the drilling process, from equipment and operating procedures to subsea well control and oil spill response.

New and revised standards: Drawing on almost 100 years of experience developing industry standards -- more than 100 of which have been incorporated into federal regulation -- API revised existing offshore standards and created several new ones, including standards dealing with well design, cementing, blowout prevention, subsea equipment for capping wells, and protections for oil spill response workers.

Center for Offshore Safety (COS): Working with independent third-party auditors and government regulators, the COS is dedicated to reinforcing the industry’s safety culture and ensuring good operational practices are communicated throughout the industry. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has already adopted three COS guidelines into its own regulations.

Rapid response capability: New collaborative containment companies were established in 2010 to ensure state-of-the-art subsea well containment technology can be deployed quickly in the event of a spill.

We’re proud to be able to quote the co-chairs of the Presidential Oil Spill Commission, who agree that "offshore drilling is safer than it was four years ago."

Sincerely,

Jack Gerard
President and CEO
API

     
     
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