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National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)


The National Ocean Industries Association – NOIA – serves the offshore oil, gas and wind industries and provides tremendous value to its members by uniting and advancing the business and professional interests of its members and the industry.

Editor's note: Updated April 15, 2021.

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Delayed GoM Oil, Gas Lease Sale Fetches $382MM in Winning Bids

After wrangling in Congress, court battles and three reschedules, Lease Sale 261’s results were announced in what appears to be the most expensive lease sale in nearly a decade.

Just Three: Industry Decries Meager Offshore Oil, Gas Leasing Plan

The Biden administration’s proposed 2024–2029 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program would allow for the “smallest number” of offshore oil lease sales — three — in the history of five-year programs.

Report Finds Gulf of Mexico Emissions Under Par

ICF Report finds that GoM produces less intense greenhouse gases than rest of the world.

Proposed Offshore Leasing Plan Worries Oil Industry

Oil industry leaders on an Oct. 6 call urge the Biden administration to quickly approve all 11 potential offshore lease sales in the 2023-2028 proposed plan for the Outer Continental Shelf.

Op-ed: America Is in Uncharted Waters Without Final Offshore Leasing Program

NOIA President Erik Milito discusses the need for policies that enable the development of domestic oil and gas supplies, promote the energy transition and strengthen national security, including a timely leasing program.

New Analysis Signals Rough Waters Ahead for US Offshore Oil, Gas

Capital investment, oil and gas production, and government revenue could fall if the next U.S. five-year offshore leasing program is delayed with its first sale pushed to 2028, report shows.

Energy Policy Watch: NOIA President Discusses Myriad of Issues Impacting Offshore Energy Development

Erik Milito, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), provides insight on the future of carbon capture in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico plus more during this wide-ranging discussion.

Chevron CEO ‘Disappointed’ by Recent Blow to US Offshore E&P Sector

Chevron CEO Mike Wirth told analysts that the oil major is reviewing the Jan. 27 decision by a U.S. federal judge to invalidate the latest Gulf of Mexico lease sale.

OTC 2021 Panel: Offshore E&P Sector is Well-positioned for Energy Transition, Executives Say

Speakers from Shell, Wood Mackenzie and TechnipFMC agreed that offshore oil and gas production provides the lowest carbon barrels when compared to other producing regions.

NOIA’s Erik Milito Talks Offshore Energy, Climate Change

The trade association is providing a learning platform, while advocating for offshore energy developments that include oil, gas, wind, hydrogen, carbon capture and minerals.

Talos Energy CEO Tim Duncan Selected as NOIA Chairman

NOIA confirmed Tim Duncan as well as Paul Danos in their positions as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, for the 2021-22 term during a virtual board of directors meeting on April 14.