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$10 million available to advance safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry

Dec 12, 2018, 14:01 PM by Melodi Moore
Gulf Research Program

The Gulf Research Program is offering up to $10 million in grants to spur innovation and support research that will help reduce and manage risks associated with offshore energy systems.
Earlier this year, the GRP sponsored two workshops that identified specific and implementable research to help improve process safety within the offshore oil and gas industry:

  • A National Academies workshop, “The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry,” which was organized to explore best practices and lessons learned from other high-risk, high-reliability industries for the benefit of enhancing safety in the offshore oil industry.
  • A workshop conducted by the Society for Petroleum Engineers, which brought together industry experts to identify research gaps in offshore operations that, if filled, could result in safer offshore development.
This funding opportunity is based on priority research areas identified during those workshops.  A letter of intent is required for this opportunity. Submit your letter of intent by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 13, 2019.

Please note: Additional information about application requirements and the submission and review process will be posted by December 19, at which time the online application system for the RFA will open. 

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