Offshore Audits & QRAs

SEMS Compliance Services

A Safety & Environmental Management System (SEMS) program is designed to prevent releases of oil, gas or chemicals that have the potential to cause catastrophic fires, explosions, or toxic exposures. Effective compliance with SEMS regulations requires an organized and diligent effort on the part of company operators, supervisors, and managers.

SEMS programs must meet or exceed the standards of safety and environmental protection of API RP 75 Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities.

The 13 Elements of SEMS

SEMS integrates 13 elements to identify, address, and manage safety, environmental hazards, and impacts during the design, construction, start-up, operation, inspection, and maintenance of all new and existing facilities, including mobile offshore drilling units (MODU). The elements of the SEMS program are:

  • General Provision
  • Safety & Environmental
  • Emergency Response & Control
  • Hazards Analysis
  • Management of Change
  • Operating Procedures
  • Auditing of Safety and Environmental Programs
  • Assurance of Quality & Responsibilities Mechanical Integrity
  • Pre-startup Review Information
  • Training
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Investigation of Incidents
  • Safe Work Practices

Benefits of an Effective SEMS Program


Are your OCS facilities prepared for a SEMS Audit?

SEMS programs must be audited by November 15, 2013, and every 3 years thereafter. *SEMS II may require audit by Independent 3rd Party