Auditing offshore facilities for safety and environmental management systems ///

Earlier this year, the US Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued new requirements for oil and gas companies working on the US outer continental shelf to develop and implement a Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) program. The new regulation, which became effective Nov. 15, incorporates and makes mandatory the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities (API RP 75, third edition), which was adopted by API in May 2004 and reaffirmed May 2008.

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