Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board

The OCSAB is a non-profit organization that focuses on Outer Continental Shelf issues related to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.

Our members

The Ocean Star

The Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum, located in Galveston, Texas, is a museum dedicated to the offshore oil and gas industry. The OCSAB developed a video and kiosk for the museum to share the role of the Land Profession Offshore.

Learn more about the Ocean Star

Van Zandt Award

In 2002, the AAPL OCS Advisory Board established an award in the memory of C.M. Van Zandt. Van was special to many of us and an outstanding spokesman for all in our industry. He made the time to communicate and support both entry level as well as industry veterans. Van was an outstanding role model.

Learn more about the Van Zandt Award

Guiding Principles

  • Communicate

    Serve as a communication tool to BOEM and BSEE

  • Network

    Serve as a forum for networking and sharing of information

  • Lead

    Provide leadership and expertise on access issues

  • Educate

    Provide opportunities for education

  • Develop

    Provide leadership, oversight, and development of the Operating Agreements

  • Assist

    Provide Production Handling Agreements, and other agreements which impact operations in the OCS

  • Advocate

    Work in a liaison role with other industry and professional organizations (NOIA, API, IPAA, OOC, AAPG, SEG, SPE, etc.)

About The OCS Advisory Board

New JOA documents available for download and review

  • Redline comparison 2007 Model Form JOA - New Deepwater JOA Download
  • Revised Exhibit B (Insurance) Download
  • Revised Exhibit K (HSE) Download

Please send all feedback to info@ocsadvisoryboard.org


For download The Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board ("OCSAB") provides comments on the Request for Information for the Five Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2017 - 2022 (5 Year Plan") on which the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a notice on June 16, 2014.

  • 2017-2022 5 Yr Plan OCSAB comments March 2015 Download

Please send all feedback to info@ocsadvisoryboard.org


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