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Operators, contractors, service companies: Find out how to comply with SEMS in the Gulf of Mexico and OCS

As of November 15, 2011, all oil and gas operators and lessees working in the Gulf of Mexico and the outer continental shelf (OCS) are required to have a Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) plan in place. The SEMS plan must be audited by a qualified independent third party and submitted to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Get all the answers to your SEMS questions here:

  • How should I put my SEMS plan together?
  • Who can audit my SEMS plan?
  • Who can train my workers on SEMS?
  • Which of my contractors must be SEMS-certified?

A comprehensive SEMS plan addresses all 13 critical SEMS components. Lloyd's Register has the expertise in offshore safety and regulations to help your company comply with SEMS. Click on a topic below to discover how Lloyd's Register can help you.

Helps you manage your SEMS audit in order to ensure compliance.

Review how your management system plans to address all 13 elements of SEMS.

Evaluate and document a contractor's ability to perform work within your SEMS program.

Lloyd’s Register offers SEMS training for all levels of HSE staff, from executives to internal auditors.

Learn more about the requirements for SEMS by watching our webinar series.


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