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Industry Organizations

Industry Organizations

The following links are provided as useful sources of information for those in the energy industry.

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Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management

The Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM) is an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management. (SHRM) We are a non-profit professional association of human resource professionals focused on serving the Acadiana business community.

American Association of Drilling Engineers

The American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) is a non-profit (IRS 501-6C), volunteer organization founded in New Orleans in 1978 and is made up of an affiliation of independent chapters licensed and governed by a National Board. Formation of the AADE was based on the fact that no existing drilling industry organization was consistently providing technical exchange specifically for Drilling Engineers.

American Petroleum Institute

API's mission is to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry essential to meet the energy needs of consumers in an efficient, environmentally responsible manner. API also provides the opportunity for standards development, technical cooperation and other activities to improve the industry's competitiveness through sponsorship of self-supporting programs.

Clear Energy Alliance

Clear Energy Alliance is a video-based organization focused on exposing flawed premises that cloud our view of critically important energy issues. CEA strives to raise the EIQ (Energy Intelligence Quotient) of our society. Much of what the media and activist groups tell us about energy is misleading or entirely false, which can lead to dangerous and expensive outcomes. CEA challenges false claims and premises in a fun, interesting and sharable format. We arrive at our conclusions using logic, reliable data, human experience, history and rational analysis.

Grow Louisiana Coalition

The Grow Louisiana Coalition appreciates the profound effect the oil and gas industry has on our state. We endeavor to continue the great relationship that has benefitted both the people of Louisiana and the industry. With that thought in mind, the current situation facing Louisiana’s coastal regions remains one of the most important issues our state must deal with. The Grow Louisiana Coalition is working to ensure the state’s oil and gas industry remains a major part of our economic and cultural heritage for years to come.

International Association of Drilling Contractors

IADC’s mission is to advance drilling and completion technology; improve industry health, safety, environmental and training practices; and champion sensible regulations and legislation which facilitate safe and efficient drilling. Membership is open to any company involved in oil and gas exploration, drilling or production, well servicing, oilfield manufacturing or other rig-site services.

International Society of Automation

ISA's mission is to become the standard for automation globally by certifying industry professionals; providing education and training; publishing books and technical articles; hosting conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals; and developing standards for industry. Visit the Lafayette Section or New Orleans Section for more information.

Lafayette Economic Development Authority

LEDA's mission is to provide assistance to local companies in their growth, market development and workforce development efforts; to recruit additional companies considering locating in this area; and to assist in the development of new companies in order to diversify the economy within Lafayette Parish.

Lafayette International Center

The Lafayette International Center was created as a division of the City of Lafayette in October of 1989, and officially opened its doors to the public in April 1990. Housed in Lafayette's former city hall, The Center is located in downtown Lafayette, at the corner of Jefferson Street and Lee Avenue.

Louisiana Economic Development

LED'S mission is to lead economic development for the state of Louisiana. With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Louisiana's economic future, LED strives to help businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion a successful, profitable endeavor.

Louisiana MidContinent Oil and Gas Association

LMOGA’s mission is to promote and represent the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico by extending representation of our members to the Louisiana Legislature, state and federal regulatory agencies, the Louisiana congressional delegation, the media and the general public.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

LOGA (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services.

Louisiana Pipeliners Association

The LOUISIANA PIPELINERS ASSOCIATION is a non-political and non-profit corporation (Tax ID # 72-1330809) formed in 1996 for the purpose of promoting all aspects of the pipeline industry in Louisiana. Regular dinner meetings at different locations around the state are planned for the presentation and discussion of appropriate material for the general betterment of the members of the association.

Oilfield Christian Fellowship

In 1991, a drilling engineer Jim Teague, and a salesman, John Bird, decided to host a breakfast in order to get to know other Christian's in the oil industry. Only advertised by word of mouth, remarkably 46 men and women showed up at 6 AM for the first meeting! Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie so much they decided to meet monthly for lunch, thus the Oilfield Christian Fellowship was founded and within a few months, as many as 250 were attending. Today, OCF luncheons and dinners are held in Canada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania, with more chapters in the making. Here speakers share how they came to know Christ and what He is doing in their lives. Because of this, thousands of men and women have been encouraged, lives have changed and many have accepted Christ for the first time.

Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA)

The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) is the unified voice for the energy industry’s services and equipment organizations, advocating for and supporting this sector’s achievements in job creation, technological innovation and economic stability. PESA is a trusted resource, advancing member priorities on key industry issues.

Society of Petroleum Engineers

The mission of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

South Central Industrial Association

South Central Industrial Association (SCIA) represents more than 250 member companies with over 200,000 employees, many of whom are engaged in servicing the oil, gas and marine operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and around the world. It serves as the economic engine for the bayou region, which is the hub for the offshore oil, gas and marine service businesses in Louisiana, while being interactive with the industry throughout the nation. In recognizing that we are strength in numbers. SCIA advocates for levee protection, infrastructure, regulatory issues, workforce development, coastal preservation and coastal restoration.

U.S. Department of Commerce

Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Women's Energy Network

The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) is an international organization of professionals who work across the energy value chain. Our mission is to provide networking opportunities and foster the career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industries.

World Trade Center

The mission of the World Trade Center is to facilitate on behalf of our members the addition of wealth and jobs in Louisiana through international trade, economic development and allied activities by supporting a prosperous international business climate in Louisiana with advocacy, information, education, and stakeholder programs and services.