NOIA Applauds Approval of New Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Exploration Plan

For Immediate Release:                                                      Contact:  Nicolette Nye

Monday, March 21, 2011                                                         (202) 347-6900          


NOIA Applauds Approval of New Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Exploration Plan


WASHINGTON, DC – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the approval of Shell’s deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration plan:


“We are encouraged by today’s decision.  Approval of Shell’s supplementary exploration plan to drill three new deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico is certainly welcome news for the offshore industry.  This decision is a huge first step in a process which we hope will successfully lead to new operations and a rapid return to work for the thousands of people employed by our member companies.”




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.  The NOIA membership comprises more than 275 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine, land and air transport, warehousing and logistics to offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.


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