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Offshore Energy Development

We have worked with outer continental shelf (OSC) offshore energy development, starting in the late 1970s on the US east coast when Ann Hayward Walker was the PI for the study "Offshore Pipeline Corridors and Landfalls in Coastal Virginia".  SEA personnel were responsible for a leading-edge study to identify pipeline corridors from the mid-Atlantic OCS to coastal Virginia by defining and applying industry and environmental risk avoidance siting criteria.  Our personnel were hired by the China National Offshore Oil Company in the late 1980s to review and comment on their draft offshore energy regulations.  SEA has developed and taught courses in offshore oil and gas including: