Sea Technology

JUL 2018

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20 ST | July 2018 T he National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) held its Annual Meeting April 11 to 13, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with more than 150 members in attendance. Speakers included members of Congress and the Trump Administration, academics, pol- icy leaders and industry executives. Among other topics, presenters and attendees discussed the policy outlook for the industry, the development of a new Five-Year Pro- gram, geophysical exploration and the status of permit applications in the Atlantic and business opportunities for U.S. companies in Mexican waters. Safety in Seas Awards During the meeting, EnVen Energy Corp. and Deep- water Wind were awarded 2018 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Awards. Compass Publications Inc. sponsors the SIS awards. Outgoing NOIA Chairman Dave Welch present- ed the awards this year. EnVen Energy Corp. received the Culture of Safety Award in recognition of its remarkable safety culture transformation between 2013 and 2017. David Carmo- ny, chief operations officer for EnVen Energy accepted the award. EnVen's integrated approach to cultural trans- formation included improvements in communication, training, job safety analyses, safety and compliance au- dits and incident investigation management. As a result of these improvements, EnVen's total recordable incident rate (TRIR) saw a 75 percent improvement. Deepwater Wind received the Safety Practice Award in recognition of safety innovations during and after the NOIA 2018 Annual Meeting ST Event Review (Left to right) Steve Weyel, CEO, EnVen Energy Corp.; David Carmony, COO, EnVen Energy Corp.; NOIA Chairman David Welch; and Jeff Grybowski, CEO, Deepwater Wind.

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