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Introduction to SEMS

Introduction to SEMSOn April 20th 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which was involved in drilling operations over the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, resulted in 11 fatalities and the largest accidental oil spill in the history of the Oil and Gas Industry.

Following the Macondo incident, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, commonly referred to as ‘Bessie’, was established to oversee offshore Safety and Environmental performance.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify how historical incidents have impacted upon safety and environmental practices
  • Define what a Safety and Environmental Management System (or SEMS) is
  • Identify the regulatory requirements associated with SEMS
  • Explain the enhancements introduced

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