Offshore

America’s independent oil and gas producers play an active role offshore. In fact, independent producers hold 81 percent of the producing leases in the offshore Gulf of Mexico, accounting for 30 percent of the Gulf’s oil production. Independent producers operating in the offshore accounted for $38 billion in economic benefits, more than 200,000 jobs, and $10 billion in federal and state revenue and royalty payments in 2009, according to an IHS Global Insight study. 121,000 jobs were created by independents in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico alone. IPAA supports a pro-growth strategy for American offshore energy development, putting the United States on a path toward energy self-sustainability and positioning ourselves as a global leader on the international energy stage.

Learn more about what IPAA is working on regarding offshore energy below:

Recent Press Releases

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs Dan Naatz issued the following statement in support of a bipartisan energy legislation, the SECURE American Energy Act (H.R. 4239): “IPAA strongly supports H.R. 4239, the SECURE......

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump announced the Interior Department will open a public comment period for a new Five-Year National Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The announcement comes in the midst of The White House’s Energy......

  • HOUSTON – Today, President Trump signed the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy Executive Order, calling for a review of current offshore oil and natural gas locations and regulations. Following the announcement, Dan Naatz, IPAA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs, made the following......

  • President’s last-minute decision hurts local and rural communities that need affordable, abundant U.S. energy supplies the most. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs Dan Naatz issued the following statement on President Obama’s decision......

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued today the following statement on the Obama Administration’s finalized five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program, which sets the lease sale schedule for 2017-2022: “This final offshore plan places......

  • NOIA, IPAA, LMOGA & GEST Submit Joint FOIA Requests to BOEM and DOI Washington, D.C. – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA), and the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) today......

Correspondence

IPAA is the industry’s strongest presence in the nation’s capital and these are important times. The entire oil and gas industry remains under fire from anti-development groups; but with these challenges arise unique opportunities that IPAA is seizing for our members.