© 2015 Offshore Operators Committee, Updated 5/4/2015


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.


OOC Member Login

Member Notice:

BSEE: NSE Stats for 2013 Now Available (“Incident Rates for OCS Performance Measures: 2004-2013”)

Member Notice:

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

DATE

TITLE

SUBCOMMITTEE /

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION

AUDIENCE

5/15

COMMENTS DUE: Valuation Changes for Royalties

ONRR

Online

Public

5/18

Pipeline Abandonment meeting

USACE

Galveston

Invite Only

5/20

COMMENTS DUE: Commercial Diving Regulations

USCG

Online

Public

5/27

COMMENTS DUE: Proposed Arctic Rule

BSEE

Online

Public

5/27

COMMENTS DUE: OCS activities with DP

USCG

Online

Public

6/2

Executive Subcommittee Meeting

OOC

The Woodlands

Members

6/3

OOC General Meeting

OOC

The Woodlands

Members

6/9

ICR on paperwork req's (WC & Prod Safety Training)

BSEE

Online

Public

6/16

COMMENTS DUE: Proposed Well Control Rule

BSEE

Online

Public


























REGULATORY PUBLICATION

BSEE NPRM: PROPOSED WELL CONTROL RULE

Blowout Prevention Systems and Well Control. Comments due June 16, 2015

FINAL RULE for USCG Consolidated OCMI

Took Effect May 1, 2015: Merges 6 OCMI Zones that cover the OCS into one OCMI authority at the CG District Eight Office in New Orleans

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. Comments due by May 15, 2015

BSEE ISSUES NTL 2015-N01

Performance Measures for OCS Operators and Form BSEE-0131; supersedes NTL 2014-N02

PROPOSED COMMERCIAL DIVING REGULATIONS

USCG proposing requirements for external audits. Comments due by May 20, 2015.

BSEE ISSUES DRAFT ARCTIC DRILLING RULES

Requires oil and natural gas companies to comply with oil spill response measures. Comments due by May 27, 2015.

USCG NPRM: DP SYSTEMS

Requirements for MODU's and other vessels conducting Outer Continental Shelf activities with Dynamic Positioning Systems; Comments due by May 27, 2015



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EVENT CALENDAR

Member Notice:

Material from BOEM Offshore Financial Assurance Forum

(Held February 26)

NOW AVAILABLE

Member Notice:

Register now for

OOC General Membership Meeting

June 3, 2015

The Woodlands, Texas

Registration Form