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Posted on 19 April 2012

Well Control Committee leaders Maness, Andersson honored

Brian Maness (left) and Goran Andersson were recognized for their leadership of the IADC Well Control Committee on 7 March.

Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore Drilling, and Goran Andersson, Chevron, were honored on 7 March for their service to the IADC Well Control Committee.

Mr Maness, longtime committee member and chairman for the past three years, led the committee during a time of significant changes, uniting drilling contractor, operator and training provider members around a goal to strengthen well control training and WellCAP.

Mr Andersson served as the committee’s co-chairman and spearheaded the Curriculum Subcommittee’s two-year review and revision of the WellCAP Drilling Supervisory Level curriculum (Click here for a profile article of Mr Andersson).

Dr Brenda Kelly, IADC senior director – program development and staff liaison to the Well Control Committee, said, “Our industry has benefitted greatly from Mr Maness’ and Mr Andersson’s leadership. During their tenure, important WellCAP program enhancements were achieved.”

Dan Munoz, Transocean, succeeds Mr Maness as the committee’s chairman for 2012 to 2014. William “Bill” Rau of Chevron and Paul Sonnemann of SideKick will serve as co-chairs.

IADC attends launch of Petronas in-house competence program

IADC operations assistant – Asia operations Chit Hlaing attended the launch of Petronas Carigali’s Capability Development Journey on 9 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr Hlaing distributed IADC textbooks during a handover ceremony.

Capability Development Journey is an in-house structured competence development program created by Petronas Carigali’s Drilling Division to support and guide engineers. The program covers the fundamentals of exploration and production, petroleum engineering, drilling courses, WellCAP-accredited well control courses and HSE-related courses. Upon passing all courses, a final exam determines the type of job for which the engineer is most suited.

The handover ceremony was held between the Drilling Division and various service companies.

IADC calls for sharing of safety alerts

Since 1998, the IADC Safety Alert Program has been recognized worldwide as one of the industry’s best tools for sharing best practices and lessons learned from incidents in oil and gas operations. The intent of the safety alert program is to share such learnings with industry partners to assist in providing a safe workplace for all oil and gas employees.

Recently there has been a decreased number of alerts and best practices shared with IADC. If your company has an alert that focuses on best practices or lessons learned, please share with the wider industry by sending the alert to safety.alerts@iadc.org.

Steve Kropla (left) and Sara Shayegi

Shayegi awarded for IADC service

Steve Kropla, IADC group VP operations and accreditation, presents a service recognition award to Shell’s Sara Shayegi, who just ended her term as chairperson of the IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee, on 20 March at the 2012 SPE/IADC MPD & UBO Conference in Milan, Italy. Ms Shayegi continues to serve as co-chairperson of the MPD Subcommittee.

Karish recognized for committee leadership

IADC recognized John Karish, director safety, health environment for Ensco, at the IADC Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference on 7 February in Houston. Mr Karish served as chairman of the IADC Health, Safety and Environment Committee for the 2009 to 2011 terms.

“John has devoted significant time over the past three years to serving the HSE Committee, which aims to provide a forum for the industry to exchange best practices and promote activities that enhance HSE performance. John’s leadership and dedication to helping the industry at large is greatly appreciated,” said Joe Hurt, IADC regional VP North America and lead staff land HSE issues.

Mr Karish has been succeeded by Tony Johnson, senior corporate QHSE manager, Transocean, who will serve as committee chairman from 2012 through 2013.

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