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 more than 325 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.
NOIA was founded to pursue three basic purposes:
- To promote the common business interests of the members of the offshore and ocean-oriented industries.
- To support legislation and other governmental action that is fair to the offshore and ocean-oriented industries and to counsel against such action when it is not fair.
- To expand the role of the free enterprise system in the development of the ocean's resources.