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JUL 2018

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www.sea-technology.com July 2018 | ST 23 dialogue between industry and regulators. Providing a private sector perspective, Stäuble said that mature in- frastructure in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico gives the area a significant advantage compared to the Mexican Gulf of Mexico. NOIA's Offshore Renewables Committee hosted a special panel on the market opportunities the fast-grow- ing U.S. offshore wind industry offers for the oil and gas supply sector. The panel was moderated by Stephanie McClellan, director of the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), who also presented a market update of the U.S. offshore wind industry. Panelists included James Bennett, chief of the Office of Renewable Energy Pro- grams for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM); Alejandro de Hoz, vice president of U.S. Off- shore Wind for Avangrid Renewables; and Andrew Coo- per, branch manager at Fugro USA. The session provid- ed an update of offshore wind development in the U.S., from the perspectives of both the private sector and U.S. government, and highlighted growing opportunities for the U.S. oil and gas supply and vendor chain. Walter Cruickshank, acting director of BOEM, and Katharine MacGregor, principal deputy assistant secre- tary for Lands and Minerals Management, led a discus- sion on the offshore regulatory outlook during a session hosted by NOIA's Technology Policy Committee. Chev- ron Senior Advisor Greg Kusinski moderated the session. Cruickshank and MacGregor provided an insider's look at BOEM and Interior's regulatory agenda, detailed prog- ress on the new Five-Year Program and shared what their agencies hope to achieve once the first analysis of the OCS in nearly 35 years is finalized. NOIA's Public Affairs & Education Committee held a panel discussion on industry outreach that featured Lynne Hackedorn, Robert Moran and Georgetown stu- dent and IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy graduate Paige Jefferson. Moderated by Halliburton Vice President for Industry Affairs Galen Cobb, the panelists spoke on ways the offshore industry, and companies of varying sizes, could engage in Washington, D.C., and in local commu- nities, as well as reach out to the next generation. Next Meeting The next NOIA Annual Meeting will take place Octo- ber 3 to 5, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. ST "...an insider's look at BOEM and Interior's regulatory agenda, detailed progress on the new Five-Year Program and...what their agencies hope to achieve once the first analysis of the OCS in nearly 35 years is finalized."

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