NOIA Statement on Offshore Safety Meeting Between Regulators and Industry

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, August 1, 2013

Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,


NOIA Statement on Offshore Safety Meeting Between Regulators and Industry 


Washington, DC – Today, NOIA President Randall Luthi participated in a meeting of Interior Department officials and senior oil and gas industry executives to discuss improving safety in offshore operations.  Following the meeting, he issued this statement:


“Industry appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Secretary Jewell and the directors of BSEE and BOEM today to discuss offshore safety.  What is clear is that when it comes to offshore operations, safety is safety, whether on the shelf or in deepwater.  Today’s meeting was a good starting point for continued discussions between industry and regulators of what can be done moving forward to further minimize risks and prevent future incidents.”





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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