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IPAA OFFSHORE COMMITTEE MEETING IPAA Offshore Committee Meeting IPAA Offshore Committee Meeting April 17, 2015 The Petroleum Club of Houston Houston, TX The IPAA Offshore Committee welcomed Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Abagail Hopper to its spring meeting where she discussed, among other priorities, the Obama Administration's offshore five-year plan. In January, the Administration released its draft proposed five-year offshore leasing plan for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which would run from 2017 through 2022. With a proven record of offshore production that can be done safely and responsibly, IPAA has long-advocated for opening access to all areas of the OCS, including the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, the mid-Atlantic, and even Alaska's waters. The Offshore committee was pleased to see the administration taking steps in the right direction, IPAA also urged the Administration to keep all offshore areas available to exploration. This proposed five-year plan represents an opportunity for the Obama Administration to put a more robust plan in place - one that opens up vital new offshore areas and best utilizes the energy resources we have right here at home. In August 2014, IPAA joined the American Petroleum Institute, the National Ocean Industries Association, and eight other energy trade associations in submitting comments to the Administration in preparation of the 2017-2022 offshore leasing program. IPAA also recently raised concerns to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in response to its effort to update the self-insurance program on risk management for the OCS. ● 1 2 3 4 1. IPAA's Director of Government Relations Samantha McDonald, Committee Chairman Ron Neal of Houston Energy, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Abagail Hopper and IPAA Senior Vice President of Government and Political Affairs Dan Naatz. 2. Neal and Hopper discuss the industry's offshore priorities, including safety and royalty regulations, as well as access to new federal offshore access. 3. Nicolas Darling with New Tech Global (left) and members of the committee heard industry updates from IPAA representatives. 4. IPAA Member Alicia Dodge Elias of Apache Offshore, LLC, Houston. 40 IPAA ACCESS MAGAZINE Summer 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IPAA Access - Summer 2015

President's Message
Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Running Into Resistance on College Campuses
IPAA Litigation Targets Costly Regulations
Oil Exports Gain Traction on Capitol Hill
Workplace Safety
NAPE Summit
Congressional Call Up
IPAA Offshore Committee Meeting
OGIS New York
Wildcatters' Ball
Wildcatters' Open
Private Capital Conference
Upcoming Events
New Members
Thank You to the 2015 IPAA Chairman's Club
Index of Advertisers

IPAA Access - Summer 2015