© 2015 Offshore Operators Committee, Updated 3/3/2015

The Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) is a non-profit organization comprised of 138 members engaged in drilling and producing hydrocarbon resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean whose activities are focused on providing its member operators with information and technical support that will assist them in conducting their offshore activities in a manner that will promote sound safety and environmental operational practice.

Our Members are any person, firm, or corporation owning offshore leases and our Associate Members are any person, firm, or corporation engaged in offshore activity as a drilling contractor, service company, supplier or any other capacity that desires to participate in the work of the OOC.

In 2014, the OOC saw a dramatic increase in regulatory activity, the chart below tracks the official OOC letter responses to various agency action and requests for comment.

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BSEE NPRM: Well Control Rule



USCG – NPRM: Requirements for MODUs and Other Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems. Comments due by May 27, 2015.

BSEE – NPRM: Blowout Prevention Systems and Well Control

Meeting Note:

Real-Time Monitoring of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Workshop

Member Note:

Voluntary Information Collection for Dept of Transportation: Near Miss Reporting in Oil & Gas Operations on OCS

Meeting Note:

OESI Forums

March 10 Human Factors

March 11 Shallow Water Blow-Outs

ONRR NPRM: Valuation Changes for Royalties

ONRR proposes to change the regulations governing valuation for royalty purposes of oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore leases.

BSEE: HSE Stats for 2013 Now Available

Summary Table “Incident Rates for OCS Performance Measures: 2004-2013”

Meeting Note:

BOEM Quarterly Regional Meeting

March 17

(New Orleans)

Feds Issue draft Arctic drilling rules

Would require oil and natural gas companies to comply with oil spill response measures

Proposed Commercial Diving Regulations

CG proposing requirements for external audits

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Executive S/C

April 8


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RP53 March 18 (Houston)

RP75 April 14 (Houston)