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70th Anniversary Retrospective

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing a retrospective from issues of decades past. We invite you to explore the the historical contrasts and similarities that may emerge and chart the industry’s evolution through these episodic vignettes. The past is written, and has brought us to 2010. But who knows what the future may hold? Record-sized rig on site in Texas Feb 1981 Within a month after its unveiling at the Permian Baisin Oil Show last fall, Ingersoll-Rand’s new 1500 Series mobile land rig was on site in South Texas drilling for IADC-member Magee-Poole. Touted as the world’s largest mobile land unit, Magee-Poole No. 9 ...

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