NOIA elects Tim Duncan of Talos Energy as Chairman, Paul Danos of Danos as Vice Chairman


WASHINGTON – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Tim Duncan, President & CEO of Talos Energy, as Chairman and Paul Danos, Owner, President and CEO of Danos, as Vice Chairman for the 2021-22 term. Duncan and Danos were confirmed in their positions during a virtual NOIA Board of Directors meeting on April 14th.

NOIA President Erik Milito said, “The offshore energy industry continuously lifts society in so many ways. The leadership from Tim and Paul will help NOIA continue to advocate successfully for the promise of American offshore energy. Our industry delivers energy, jobs and growth in a way that drives innovation and emissions reductions efforts. As the world returns to normalcy, the need for safely and reliably produced oil and natural gas and wind energy has never been greater.”

NOIA Chairman Tim Duncan said, “I look forward to working with Erik, Paul and the NOIA team in advancing our mission of educating and advocating for safe, affordable and reliable offshore energy. Whether in oil, natural gas or wind, NOIA member companies play a critical role in our country’s energy security, job creation and environmental stewardship. I look forward to telling our story at such a critical time.”

NOIA Vice Chairman Paul Danos said, “The offshore energy industry is a people industry, and I look forward to working with the NOIA membership to ensure offshore energy continues to provide great jobs, energy security and technological innovation in an environmentally sustainable way.”

NOIA also appointed and approved the 2021-22 term of the NOIA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. There are two new members on the Board of Directors and three new members on the Executive Committee:

Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

  • Bill Langin, Vice President, Exploration NA & Brazil, Shell
  • Brad Middleton, Vice President, Gulf of Mexico, Chevron
  • Mike McCauley, CEO, Arena Offshore

Continuing Members of the Executive Committee:

  • Galen Cobb, Vice President, Industry Relations, Halliburton
  • Richard Clark, Sr. Vice President GOM Business Unit, Kosmos Energy
  • John Gellert, CEO & President, SEACOR Marine
  • Chris Golden, Senior Vice President, North American Offshore Production, Equinor
  • Lee Jackson, Chairman & CEO, Jackson Offshore Operators
  • Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea, TechnipFMC
  • Erik Oswald, Vice President of Strategy and Advocacy, ExxonMobil
  • W. David de Roode, Lockton Partner & Executive Vice President Global Energy & Marine, Lockton Companies
  • Starlee Sykes, Senior Vice President, Gulf of Mexico & Canada, bp
  • Steve Weyel, CEO, EnVen Energy Resources

Appointed to the first term Board of Directors:

  • Chris Bradshaw, President & CEO, Bristow Group
  • Cory Latiolais, Chief Commercial Officer, PHI

Continuing Members of the Board of Directors:

  • Pierre Bang, Managing Director, Total
  • David Barton, Senior Vice President, Gulf of Mexico, Marubeni Oil & Gas
  • Pat Bernard, Executive Vice President, Superior Energy Services
  • David Cherechinsky, CEO, DistributionNOW
  • Lyndal Cissell, NAO Managing Director, Schlumberger
  • Loren Fowler, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Heerema Marine Contractors
  • Tony Gray, Executive Vice President, Fugro
  • Eric Hambly, Executive Vice President, Murphy Exploration & Production
  • Amro Hamza, Director, Production Operations, Oxy
  • David Hardy, CEO, Ørsted
  • Greg Hill, President & COO, Hess
  • Paul Howes, President & CEO, Newpark Resources
  • Kristian Johansen, CEO, TGS
  • Richard Kirkland, CEO, Cantium
  • Kenny Lang, President, Ridgewood Energy
  • Rod Larson, President & CEO, Oceaneering International
  • Terry Lechinger, Vice President, Stress Engineering
  • Joe Leimkuhler, COO, Beacon Offshore Energy
  • Jonah Margulis, Country Manager, Aker Solutions
  • Jennifer Medcalf, President, The REACH Group
  • Chet Morrison, CEO, Morrison Energy Group
  • Scott Moses, Executive Vice President, Oil States International
  • Bill New, President, New Industries
  • Myron Protz, General Manager, Gulf of Mexico, BHP
  • Alan Quintero, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Valaris
  • Court Ramsay, President & CEO, Aries Marine
  • David Reid, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, NOV
  • John Smith, SVP Business Development, Fieldwood Energy
  • Jim Wicklund, Managing Director, Energy Group, Stephens Investment
  • Eric Zimmerman, COO, LLOG Exploration


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