The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) presented Arena Offshore with the 2017 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award during the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. Arena Offshore won the Culture of Safety Award in recognition of its remarkable safety culture transformation since 2011.



Mike McCauley, Operations General Manager for Arena Offshore accepted the award saying, “Arena Offshore is honored that our accomplishments in achieving transformational change to our organization’s safety culture has been recognized by NOIA with this prestigious award.

We remain passionately committed to our key operating principles and to the practices which have enabled us to achieve our results. Enhanced safety focused partnerships with our key contractor partners continues to drive improvement in our safety and environmental performance through effective pre-job planning, recognition and mitigation of potential hazards, and control of critical work activities. In the end, our greatest satisfaction comes from knowing that our efforts have resulted in a safer workplace for our employees and our many contractor partners offshore.”

NOIA President Randall Luthi congratulated Arena Offshore saying, “Safety culture is not static and must constantly by evaluated and adapted to meet changing safety challenges and requirements. Arena Offshore exemplifies the transformative nature of safety culture offshore.”

Arena Offshore’s award-winning entry was selected by an independent panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Review Board, and an industry safety consultant. Murphy Exploration and Production and Gulf Island Fabrication were also nominated for the 2017 culture of safety award.

Since 1978, NOIA has held the SIS awards competition to recognize those who have contributed to improving the safety of life in the offshore energy industry. The Culture of Safety Award was added to the competition in 2014 to honor overall organizational immersion in and commitment to safety, which has resulted in remarkable, measurable, and sustained safety performance over a prolonged period of time.

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