NOIA President Comments on the Impending Departure of BSEE Director James A. Watson

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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NOIA President Comments on the Impending Departure of BSEE Director James A. Watson


Washington, D.C. NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding the impending departure of BSEE Director James A. Watson:

“The National Ocean Industries Association is disappointed to hear that James Watson will be leaving the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.  Director Watson took the time to understand the offshore energy industry and was always willing to meet with industry members to discuss mutual issues and concerns.  We wish him the best in his new career path.  We look forward to working with the next BSEE director and are hopeful that he or she will continue an active, effective and productive dialogue with the offshore industry.”



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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