THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS, April 2022 — Arena Offshore (“Arena”), a leading offshore oil and gas operator focused on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and the exclusive operator for Arena Energy, LLC, earned recognition for its record of safety and environmental performance today when it received the Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) certification from the Center for Offshore Safety (COS), an organization focused on offshore safety within the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
“At Arena, we have always held ourselves to the highest safety and environmental standards,” co-founder and CEO Mike Minarovic said. “Earning SEMS certification from the Center for Offshore Safety underscores that commitment and validates our tireless work to protect our employees and environment as our number one priority.”
Arena earned its SEMS certification following an audit performed by a COS-accredited audit service provider. In achieving this distinction, Arena joins many of the Gulf’s leading oil and gas operators, drilling contractors and offshore service providers in achieving the highest standards for safety and environmental protection.
About Arena Offshore
Arena Offshore is an oil and gas operator offering production, drilling, and construction management services focused on executing development opportunities on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf. Arena Offshore is the exclusive operator for Arena Energy as well as a preferred operator for a range of E&P companies—including some of the Gulf’s largest. Our highly skilled offshore production operations and engineering teams rank among the best in this world-class basin and have established a strong track record of efficiency and safety.
About Arena Energy
Arena Energy, LLC is an upstream exploration and production company focused on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf. Arena Energy was founded in 1999 on the belief that mature producing areas of the Gulf of Mexico Shelf still held vast potential—and that with the right technology, talented oil and gas finders could unlock these drilling opportunities. Today, that vision has been realized many times over. Since its founding, Arena has grown into one of the largest private offshore oil and natural gas companies, having invested more than $4 billion of capital in the Gulf of Mexico, paid $1.4 billion in royalties to the federal government, and decommissioned over 300 wells and 45 platforms and other structures. Arena takes pride in safely and responsibly developing the energy that powers the United States and the world.
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