Stone Energy Corporation Wins NOIA 2013 Safety-in-Seas Award

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, April 18, 2013

Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (703) 732-0801,

Stone Energy Corporation Wins NOIA 2013 Safety-in-Seas Award


Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) announced Stone Energy Corporation as the recipient of the 2013 Safety-in-Seas Award.   Stone Energy was recognized for innovative safety leadership in pioneering a new decommissioning method.


Made possible through the use of a new Montco designed and constructed 335' self-elevating liftboat, this new method departs from the traditional approach of performing decommissioning work-steps sequentially, to performing them concurrently. The new method was applied during Stone’s 2012 Gulf of Mexico-wide decommissioning campaign.  This resulted in a four-fold increase in the volume of decommissioning work completed by Stone during 2012 with zero OSHA recordable incidents.


“Stone’s innovative decommissioning process exemplifies the safety commitment, risk assessment and mitigation, and collaboration with regulators in all phases of offshore energy development that is critical to the long-term success of the offshore oil and gas industry,” said Randall Luthi, President of NOIA.  “We applaud Stone Energy Corporation for their leadership and are pleased to present the company with this prestigious award.”


Stone Energy’s award-winning nomination was selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board, and the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. The award was presented at NOIA’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.





Acknowledging the significant contributions made by modern-day pioneers in their pursuit of the ocean frontier, Compass Publications, Inc., publishers of Sea Technology Magazine, established the NOIA Safety and Seas Award in 1978. The award recognizes excellence among those who, by their actions, design or influence, have contributed to improving the safety of life offshore. The award, now in its 32nd year, continues to serve as a testimony to the high standards associated with the rapid growth of the ocean industries.



Stone Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, with additional offices in New Orleans, Louisiana; Houston, Texas and Morgantown, West Virginia.


NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of 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 and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.

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