SEMS Safety and Environmental Management System

This topic provides discussion and guidance to do with SEMS — the offshore Safety and Environmental Management System that was promulgated following the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo catastrophe in the year 2010.

A LinkedIn group provides current information to do with SEMS.

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Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)

The SEMS rule applies to oil and gas operations in U.S. waters. It is administered by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The rule holds the facility accountable for the overall safety of the offshore facility, including ensuring that all contractors and subcontractors have safety policies and procedures in place that support the implementation of the operator's SEMS program and align with the principles of managing safety set forth in API RP 75.