What We Do
Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) was formed in 1948 and has evolved into the offshore energy industry’s principal representative regarding regulation of offshore exploration, development, and producing operations in the Gulf of Mexico. This effort has been accomplished primarily through volunteer work by technical, supervisory and management personnel of many companies who staff various OOC standing and ad hoc subcommittees.
In 2018, the OOC revised its focus to all Federal OCS regions. In 2019, OOC again revised its focus to include all forms of offshore energy development on the OCS, inclusive of renewables.
1. To conduct a cooperative effort to become familiar with and to stay informed as to the laws, rules and regulations adopted or being considered by the various governmental entities asserting jurisdiction over matters affecting the offshore petroleum industry, and to consult with and advise such governmental entities concerning matters affecting the offshore petroleum industry.
2. To conduct such studies and investigations as the Committee may deem appropriate with respect to the following matters:
a. Oceanographic studies, weather forecasting, safety, pollution controls, aid to navigation and any other matters commonly affecting offshore operations.
b. When requested to do so by governmental agencies, to take part in cooperative studies and investigation of such matters as are not contrary to Federal or State laws and which are not prejudicial to the individual rights of any Member.
3. To contract for the services of any person, partnership, corporation or other entity to carry out any of the purposes set forth above.
OOC membership dues range from $40,000 a year for executive subcommittee members to $4,000 a year for associate members.
Executive Subcommittee Members
Operator Member Companies
Beacon Offshore Energy
Contango Oil & Gas Company
Deepwater Abandonment Alternatives, Inc.
Helis Oil and Gas Company, LLC
Marubeni Oil & Gas (USA),
Renaissance Offshore, LLC
Sanare Energy Partners
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation
American Petroleum Institute (API)
Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI)
Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC)
Center for Offshore Safety (COS)
Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC)
International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
Independent Petroleum Assn. Of America (IPAA)
Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA)
Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA)
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA)
Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC)
Associate Member Companies
American Bureau of Shipping
Compliance Technology Group, LLC
Environmental Enterprises USA, Inc.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Liskow & Lewis
Sea Robin Pipeline Company, LLC / Energy Transfer
Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
Tanks A Lot, Inc.
Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc.
Vysus Group (formerly Lloyd's Register)
Williams Field Services Group, Inc.
Dr. Joe Smith - Awarded 2016
Charlie Willams - Awarded 2017
Allen Verret - Awarded June 2018
Alan Spackman - Awarded June 2018
Jodie Connor - Awarded June 2018
Susan Hathcock - Awarded June 2019
Connie Goers - Awarded June 2019
William "Bill" Terrebonne - Awarded June 2019
Sandi Fury - Awarded December 2020