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Who is the OOC?

The OOC is an organization of 42 producing companies and 54 service providers to the industry who conduct essentially all of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore energy activities.  Founded in 1948, the OOC is a technical advocate for the offshore energy industry regarding the regulation of offshore exploration, development and production on the OCS.  Our membership consists of companies representing approximately 99% of the OCS production.  

Key to our success

The OOC is successful because of our members expertise and dedication to safely locating and extracting one of our nation's most valuable resources.  We maintain 13-standing subcommittees, including an Executive Board, that tackle the tough issues facing OCS operators.  These committees regularly engage regulators and other critical entities through written comments, meetings, workshops and forums to identify and implement solutions that benefit the energy industry and other stakeholders.  In addition to our subcommittees, the OOC can also quickly establish ad hoc workgroups to address urgent challenges or requests.  Our ability to be nimble and mount a rapid response in one of our core strengths.


At the OOC, we are committed to continuous improvement through:

  • Focused Senior Leadership​

  • Data Driven Results

  • Increased Visibility

  • Aggressive Agency Interaction

  • Member Driven Actions


Together, we can successfully advocate for technically-sound policies and regulations to help ensure safe, cost-efficient offshore operations.

​Membership advantages

  • Information resource for latest news affecting the OCS

  • Seat at the table to develop new tools to make our industry better

  • Exclusive networking opportunities

  • Access to members newsletters

  • Access to members-only publications

  • Unparalleled access to peer group collaborative efforts

  • Ability to participate in subcommittee & workgroup meetings

  • Leveraged collaboration with other key industry trade organizations

  • Focused regulator engagement and information exchange

  • And more!

Critical Activities

  • Air Quality Regulations and Studies

  • Downhole and Surface Commingling Guidance

  • eGov

  • Environmental Studies

  • Flower Garden Banks Engagement

  • NPDES Permit Renewals

  • Offshore Renewables

  • Pipeline Abandonment

  • Royalty Reporting

  • Sand Sediment Resources

  • SEMS and Safety Culture Tools

  • TCW Toxicity JIP

  • Well Intervention Risk Management Framework

  • Worst Case Discharge 


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