The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), founded in 1972 with 33 members, represents all facets of the domestic offshore energy and related industries. Today, nearly 300 member companies are dedicated to the safe development of offshore energy for the continued growth and security of the United States. Our membership also includes companies involved in or branching out to pursue offshore renewable and alternative energy opportunities. NOIA members are engaged in many business activities, in addition to those listed below, including environmental safeguards, equipment supply, gas transmission, navigation, research and technology, shipping and shipyards.
Companies provide communications, ocean sensing and navigation and positioning services that are essential tools for offshore operations.
- CONSTRUCTION & MANUFACTURING
Companies are involved in all phases of design, management, manufacture of components for and construction of drilling rigs, production platforms and related facilities.
Geophysical surveys produce “maps” of rock structures beneath the sea floor likely to hold oil and natural gas.
- ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING
A wide range of marine engineering and consulting services includes control system design, simulation and modeling, pollution control and structure design.
- TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING AND LOGISTICS
The role of marine, land and air transport, warehousing and logistics continues to grow as the offshore industry moves into deeper waters.
- OIL & NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Oil and gas producers range from independent companies to the largest international oil companies, and are involved in the full range of petroleum operations.
- OFFSHORE RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Both established oil and gas producers and new energy companies are working toward harnessing the power of offshore wind, waves, currents and tides.
- PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Professional institutions involved in marine-related services include banks, investment firms, law firms and insurance underwriters.
- OFFSHORE DRILLING
Expanding technology allows safe drilling operations to move into deeper and more environmentally hostile regions.
Operations include diving for salvage, safety inspection, photography, pipe, cable installation and more.