Volume 45| December 7, 2017
Department of Interior Official Speaks in New Orleans
Katharine MacGregor , Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals at the U.S. Department of Interior (left) spoke yesterday at the Offshore Operators Committee Membership Meeting in New Orleans.

MacGregor shared the Department of Interior's vision on how the Outer Continental Shelf and the Gulf of Mexico will play a pivotal role in America's energy dominance.
BOEM's 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Draft Proposed Program (DPP) is set to be released soon
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SCIA & BIG Joint General Membership Luncheon featuring BSEE Director Scott Angelle
Monday, December 11, 2017
at the Cypress Columns
157 Tourist Drive, Gray LA
Fellowship begins at 11 am with meeting beginning at 11:45 am, ending at 1 pm.
Deadline to register or cancel is 3 pm TODAY! 
If you RSVP and do not attend, you will still be responsible for paying for the meal. 
Register by emailing:  christy@sciaonline.net
Executive Director Lori LeBlanc- Gulf oil and gas industry invests in coastal communities
Across our Louisiana coast, the offshore oil and gas industry employs tens of thousands of Louisiana workers, supports hundreds of locally owned oilfield service companies, and pays millions in state and local taxes that fund our schools, roads and other public services. While these economic impacts are impressive, they only tell part of the story of the offshore industry’s commitment to this state and our local communities. 

From hurricane recovery and coastal restoration to education and wildlife conservation, the Louisiana oil and gas industry is an active community partner, voluntarily investing in local organizations to strengthen our communities and sustain this unique and precious ecosystem. Why? Because for the thousands of men and women who work in the industry, this is home.
Zinke Touts Ramping Up Oil and Gas Production As Good for Louisiana’s Coast via Courthouse News
THIBODAUX, La. (CN) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke touted the Trump administration’s plan to expand oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, telling reporters during a brief trip to southeast Louisiana that the ramped up activity will help save the state’s disappearing coastline.

Zinke made his remarks during a brief press availability held amidst three closed meetings with officials on coastal restoration efforts. The Louisiana coast has proven particularly vulnerable to erosion, some of it attributable to climate change, some to damaging hurricanes, and some to human activity.
Danos spruces up Shell’s Olympus tension leg platform via Offshore Energy Today
Danos said on Tuesday that the project was completed ahead of schedule and nearly $1 million under budget.

The company added that the Louisiana-based paint crew worked 31,000 man-hours which included suspended cleaning and painting activity on the platform’s underside.

Mark Danos, VP of project services for Danos, said: “For nearly 50 years Danos has worked with Shell to help keep its offshore platforms, people, and the environment safe.”

For this campaign, Danos employees applied nearly 1,500 gallons of paint that is specially designed to protect all parts of the Olympus platform exposed to wind and water.
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