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Overview of Center for Offshore Safety (COS)

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) serves the U.S. offshore oil and natural gas industry to support and enable continuous improvement in safety and operational integrity. The foundation of the COS is based on API RP 75, the American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management (SEMS) Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities. API RP 75 was incorporated into federal regulations by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

The Center for Offshore Safety promotes the highest level of safety for offshore drilling, completions and operations through effective leadership, communication, teamwork, use of disciplined management systems, and independent third-party auditing and certification.


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