The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) is the only national trade association representing every segment of the offshore energy exploration and production industry.
Comprising more than 275 companies, NOIA represents offshore drillers, producers, supply vessels, air transport, geophysical survey, shipyards, offshore construction, wind power, equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications, financiers, insurers, and much more.
NOIA focuses on two core issues:
- Securing reliable access to the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in order that they may be developed, produced, and supplied in an environmentally responsible manner
- Improving the economic climate for NOIA members to conduct business in the United States.
In 1972, industry leaders joined together to form NOIA - a unique organization interested in expanding the federal offshore leasing program by promoting the safe and efficient development of outer continental shelf lands. NOIA’s advocacy relies on the guidance of the entire spectrum of the offshore energy and related industries. Today, more than 250 companies have united in support of reliable access to offshore energy resources, forming a powerful coalition that achieves positive results in Washington, D.C.
Tradition of service
NOIA’s staff wields the combined clout of every one of the member companies as it advocates before Congress and the Executive Branch, and influences industry-related policy decisions.
- Facilitates member access to regulatory and legislative processes, provides customized advice on policy issues, and works to favorably impact policy decisions relating to the offshore industry
- Engages the media and the general public in a constructive dialogue on energy issues, showcasing the industry’s technological pioneering and environmental performance
- Hosts the two largest annual gatherings of senior executives in the offshore oil and gas industry
- Legislative Strategy Group facilitates the cooperative development of industry-wide strategies for effectively impacting legislative and regulatory decision-making
- Promotes and supports outreach programs that educate the public about energy issues and help the nation make informed decisions concerning the use of energy, such as the National Energy Education Development project.