Department of the Interior

Office of the Secretary

April 24, 2006
Contact: Nicolette Nye, MMS
(703) 787-1011

Acting Interior Secretary Scarlett To Address Oil & Gas Industry Awards Ceremony

(HOUSTON, TX) - Acting Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett will be the keynote speaker at the 2006 Minerals Management Service-sponsored Industry Awards Ceremony in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Offshore oil and gas professionals will be recognized for outstanding achievement in offshore safety and fiscal responsibility. Awards to be presented include the Safety Award for Excellence, the Corporate Leadership Award, the Safe Operations and Accurate Reporting Award, and the Stewardship Award.

What: 2006 MMS Industry Awards Program
Who: Acting Secretary of the Interior P. Lynn Scarlett
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2006; 11:30 a.m.
Where: InterContinental Houston, 2222 West Loop South, Houston, Texas, (713) 627-7600
RSVP Requested: If you wish to attend and cover the awards banquet, please contact Nicolette Nye at (703) 787-1011.

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