Frank’s International Wins 2017 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Safety Practice Award

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,

Frank’s International Wins 2017 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Safety Practice Award
Washington, D.C. – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has awarded the 2017 Safety-in-Seas (SIS) Safety Practice Award to Frank’s International.  Douglas Stephens, President and CEO of Frank’s International, accepted the award today during NOIA’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.

“We are honored to be selected as the recipients of this prestigious industry award. This award is particularly significant to all of us at Frank’s International as safety in the offshore industry is such an integral part of who we are as a company. We have a commitment to safety that spans from how we conduct ourselves on site and in the shop, to our dedicated research and development teams who design and develop technologies that increase operational safety and efficiency. We would also like to commend NOIA for their continued efforts to highlight safety in the offshore oil and gas industry and thank them for recognizing our efforts in this important area,” said Stephens.

Frank’s International was presented the Safety Practice Award for their Jet String Elevator, a new, innovative lifting device that can render deepwater large-diameter pipe handling procedures while improving the overall safety and efficiency of offshore drilling operations.

"Safe offshore oil and gas operations are essential in meeting our nation’s energy needs,” said NOIA President Randall Luthi. “I congratulate Frank’s International on this award-winning innovation, which enhances safety for workers and customers and furthers the company’s reputation as a recognized leader in safety worldwide.”

Frank’s International’s award-winning entry was selected by an independent panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Review Board, and an industry safety consultant. Era Helicopters, Fairfield Nodal, Murphy Exploration & Production, Noble Corporation and Tidewater were also nominated for the 2017 safety practice award.

NOIA has held the SIS awards competition since 1978 to recognize those who have contributed to improving the safety of life in the offshore energy industry.

About Frank’s International:     
For over 75 years, Frank’s International has been setting new standards in tubular and oil & gas services worldwide. Extraordinary innovation and expertise have made the company global leaders in their field. Frank’s has a proven track record of innovating products that keep employees and customers out of harm’s way through automation and remote technology. As a recognized leader in safety worldwide, Frank’s is dedicated to the highest standards of QHSE for their employees, customers and communities. The company’s global headquarters are located in the Netherlands and their U.S. headquarters are located in Houston, Texas. Learn more at



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.

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