Technology, Safety and Collaboration in Offshore Energy Development since 1948
71 - Years
Advocating safety and efficiency for the offshore oil and gas industry
Become a part of making our industry better
Be a part of our impact.
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) oil and gas exploration and production activities. Founded in 1948, the OOC is a technical advocate for the oil and gas 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 12-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
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.
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
Air Quality Regulations and Studies
Downhole and Surface Commingling Guidance
Flower Garden Banks Engagement
NPDES Permit Renewals
Sand Sediment Resources
SEMS and Safety Culture Tools
TCW Toxicity JIP
Well Intervention Risk Management Framework
Worst Case Discharge
Executive Subcommittee - $40,000
Large Operator Member - $15,000
Small / Medium Operator Member - $6,000
Associate Member - $4,000
Updated December 2019
OOC Membership Brochure
Overview of OOC membership and recent activities.
2020 OOC member application form.
Executive Member Access Application
2020 Executive Member Access
Associate Member In-Kind Access
2020 Associate Member In-Kind Access Application
2017 OOC Member Letter
Summary letter of OOC's 2017 accomplishments.
OOC Social Media
OOC Free Training
Get involved! OOC is working many important issues for our industry. Members and associate members welcome.