For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 347-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOIA Congratulates Shell on Completion of Historic Drilling Season Offshore Alaska
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement congratulating Shell on their successful completion of drilling operations this summer in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in Alaska:
“Today we congratulate Shell on the completion of a successful and historic drilling season offshore Alaska. This is an important achievement for Shell, for the offshore industry and for the nation. Shell conducted the first drilling we’ve seen in offshore Alaska in decades; and in two sites simultaneously. With all the necessary permits in hand, Shell drilled preparatory wells in both the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas safely and responsibly. Shell’s perseverance and success in the region should be encouraging to our entire industry. We congratulate Shell on their success, and look forward to the completion of their exploration process next year.”
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 275 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.