Energy Workforce hosted its first event in the newly revitalized Louisiana Chapter on October 3 in Lafayette, featuring keynote speaker Jeff Landry, Louisiana Attorney General and candidate for governor.
Throughout his remarks, Landry discussed the energy industry’s importance to Louisiana’s overarching business climate and how he will continue to prioritize the people of Louisiana and the state’s safety, security and workforce.
“Here in Louisiana, we’ve taken on the Biden Administration and won, whether it was lease sale 257, methane taxes, the Keystone pipeline or even the EPA. I’d argue with anyone that no other industry has lifted more people out of poverty than the oil and gas industry. Thank you for keeping our lights on, thank you for making some of the most critical instruments that power our economy and thank you for the work that you do. Together, we can make Louisiana the center for energy independence.”Jeff Landrey, Louisiana Attorney General
Liz Murrill, the Solicitor General for the State of Louisiana and candidate for Louisiana Attorney General, also addressed the crowd, detailing her legal defense of the offshore industry against continued challenges for leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.
During the meeting, Energy Workforce President Tim Tarpley provided an association overview and discussed the importance of the chapter.
“It is a pleasure to have Attorney General Landry join Energy Workforce for the relaunch of our Louisiana Chapter. Dating back to the discovery of oil in Louisiana in 1901 to the present-day innovations in energy technology, the Pelican State continues to provide power for our nation and the globe. On behalf of the Energy Workforce, we are grateful to Attorney General Landry for joining us today and for his defense of our industry during his tenure. We look forward to seeing the continued production of American energy here in Louisiana.”Energy Workforce President Tim Tarpley
The Louisiana chapter is chaired by Deidre Toups, Superior Energy Services.
“It’s great to see so many friends and advocates for the oil and gas industry come together as we work to grow the Louisiana chapter of Energy Workforce and Technology Council,” she said. “I’m grateful to Attorney General Landry for his attendance and look forward to the future of the Louisiana oil and gas industry and this chapter.”
Energy Workforce thanks sponsors Bourque Sales & Service, Moncla Workover & Drilling, Oil States International, Piper Sandler, Superior Energy Services and Weatherford as well as our strategic partners Chevron, NexTier and SLB.
Louisiana Chapter Steering Committee Member Companies include Bourque Sales & Service, DistributionNOW, Energy Drilling Company, Forum Energy Technology, Knight Energy Services, Moncla Workover & Drilling, NOV, Oil States International, Parker Wellbore, SLB, Superior Energy Services and Weatherford.
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Regional Chapters promote Energy Workforce & Technology Council as a resource in that specific area, building strategic relationships with regional stakeholders as appropriate and holding regional membership meetings with executive-level speakers from leading exploration and production companies.
For more information about the Louisiana Chapter or if you are interested in joining the steering committee, contact Director of Operations Roni Ashley.
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