Chairman’s Message

It is my pleasure to invite you to the NOIA 2020 Virtual Fall Meeting.

We have been subject to an unprecedented past six months. Between the global Coronavirus pandemic, which paused daily life around the world, and an ill-timed oil price war, the energy sector belt tightening of just a few short years ago returned. The offshore energy industry is weathering two unprecedented storms, simultaneously. And now we are rapidly approaching the clouds of uncertainty that come with every presidential election.

But our industry is doing what it does best: Adapt.

Despite short-term dips, the world will continue to need a growing supply of oil, natural gas, and wind energy today, tomorrow, and long into the future. Our industry powers homes and fills gas tanks and provides the components that are the building blocks of modern society, all while innovating and scaling towards a lower carbon future.

It has not been easy, and challenging times remain, but the American offshore industry remains up to challenge. The American offshore energy industry is the best in the world at safely providing reliable energy that fuels jobs, economic growth and innovation, environmental sustainability, national security and many other benefits that reach every American.

NOIA is the voice for our irreplaceable industry. Through its government relations, public affairs, and industry leadership, NOIA tirelessly fights for American offshore oil, natural gas and wind, and will continue to do so, regardless of what administration is in the White House or who controls Congress. NOIA’s advocacy is strengthened by the continued membership and engagement of its members, which makes participation in this Fall Meeting especially vital.

The NOIA meetings provide a moment of industry unity, and the NOIA 2020 Virtual Fall Meeting will be no different. While the format might look different, you can still expect the same level of high-quality speakers and sessions. We will hear from thought leaders and experts on pressing issues, such as Environmental, Social & Governance programs and the looming 2020 presidential election, as well as key policymakers from both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Thank you for your continued support of NOIA. I look forward to seeing everyone (virtually) soon.

Galen Cobb,
NOIA Chairman 2020-21
Vice President, Industry Relations

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