Member Companies

& Mission

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.

Membership Dues

OOC membership dues range from $40,000 a year for executive subcommittee members to $4,000 a year for associate members.


Operator Member Companies


Beacon Offshore Energy

Byron 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

Werrus Energy


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

Aquila Engineering


COMM Engineering

Compliance Technology Group, LLC


EDG, Inc. 

Environmental Enterprises USA, Inc.

Genesis Energy

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Jones Walker

Liskow & Lewis

Looper Goodwine



Sea Robin Pipeline Company, LLC / Energy Transfer


Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Tanks A Lot, Inc.


Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc.


Veris Global

Vysus Group (formerly Lloyd's Register)

Williams Field Services Group, Inc.

Lifetime Members

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