About the OOC
Offshore Operators Committee
The Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) is a non profit organization comprised of any person, firm or corporation owning offshore leases and any person, firm or corporation engaged in offshore activity as a drilling contractor, service company, supplier or other capacity that desires to participate in the work of OOC or the Offshore Operators Committee. As used in this Mission Statement, "offshore" shall have application to waters of and adjacent lands of that portion of the United States' Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, and adjacent territorial sea, bays, and estuaries.
The Committee's activities are focused on providing its member operators with information and technical support that will assist them in conducting their offshore activities in a manner that will promote sound safety and environmental operational practice.
Specifically, the Committee will be actively engaged in, but not limited to, the following activities:
1. On operational and regulatory issues, the OOC will serve as a focal point for interaction between its members and the governmental agencies (MMS, EPA & Coast Guard) that have jurisdiction over mineral exploration and development activities in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.
Note: While not directly involved in issues on the West Coast and Alaska, OOC will continue to maintain a liaison with operators and monitor activity in those areas, to determine if issues affecting those areas could have an impact on the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean.
2. Disseminate among its operator and service company members, information regarding existing and pending government agency rule making or notices that relate to offshore operational issues. Also, to keep its members informed on any other government related issues that impact operational activities in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.
3. Facilitate participation among operators, contractors, other trade organizations and regulatory representatives through activities, such as forums or workshops, designed to promote regulatory awareness, or to share information used in development of prudent operational practices.
4. Cooperate with regulators and other industry organizations in the evaluation, or development of new or revised domestic or international offshore operational related standards that will have an impact on its membership's activities in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.
5. Perform, or participate in studies or investigations to determine, or support OOC's position on various issues effecting operational or regulatory activities. Address requests or requirements for information by regulatory agencies that relate to offshore operational issues. Also, to engage in any other projects approved by the Executive Subcommittee and General Membership of OOC.
6. Actively seek to recruit as OOC members all offshore operators, especially independent companies, in order to obtain their participation in, and improve their awareness of all issues that effect mineral exploration and development in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.
7. Support activities that help the public become better informed about our activities in the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean.