15 Oil and Gas Industry Leaders Appointed to NOIA Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org

15 Oil and Gas Industry Leaders Appointed to NOIA Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) elected 16 industry leaders to its Board of Directors on April 6, 2017 during its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Appointed to first term on the Board of Directors:
Chris Beckett, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Drilling
Kenny Lang, President & COO, Ridgewood Energy Corporation
Mike McCauley, Operations GM, Arena Offshore
David de Roode, Senior Vice President, Lockton Marine & Energy
Jim Wicklund, Managing Director, Credit-Suisse, LLC

Reappointed to the Board of Directors for a second term:
Erik Bartsch, Exploration Manager, Gulf of Mexico, Shell Energy Resources Company
Cornelius Dupré, Chairman & CEO, Dupré Energy Services
Bill Flores, Houston, TX
Cliffe Laborde, Managing Member, Laborde Marine Management
Mark Meunier, Vice President, Kiewit Offshore Services
Lee Orgeron, Montco Offshore
Will Pecue, President, Taylor Energy Company

Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors:
Robert Abendschein, Vice President, Deepwater Americas, Anadarko Petroleum Company
Erik Bartsch, Exploration Manager, Gulf of Mexico, Shell Energy Resources Company
Matt McCarroll, President & CEO, Fieldwood Energy
David Williams, Chairman, President  & CEO, Noble Corporation

In a separate press release today, NOIA announced the election of Dave Welch, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stone Energy Corporation, as the Chairman of the Board and John Gellert, President of SEACOR Marine Holdings, as Vice Chairman of the Board.  NOIA Board of Director members serve three-year terms.  The terms for the Chairman and Vice Chairman are one year.

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NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf.  NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises about 300 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy.