The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Update on the Industry's Task Forces

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

As we've explained on this blog, API and its member companies have developed dozens of standards and best practices on offshore energy development. The oil and natural industry takes seriously its responsibility to produce energy safely and to protect the environment, and many of the industry's standards and best practices address these critically important issues.

In recent days, the industry also formed two task forces to review 1) offshore equipment and technology, as well as 2) offshore operating procedures.

For more information about the task forces and their work, read the API-issued news release from this afternoon.


Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.