NOIA President Applauds Establishment of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 8, 2013

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NOIA President Applauds Establishment of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute



Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s establishment of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute:


“NOIA applauds the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on the important step of establishing the Ocean Energy Safety Institute.  Housing the institute within a university forum has the potential to bring together the best and brightest minds in academia, government and the offshore industry in a collaborative effort to improve safety of offshore operations.  We look forward to working with OESI to understand safety gaps and identify technological improvements for the continued safe development of our offshore oil and natural gas resources.”




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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