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Setting the conditions for a strong operational safety culture

For standard operations, the right mindset is to always be prepared to invite inspection, not fear it, said David Burnham, President and CEO of CAVU International, at the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition in Houston on 16 May. He spoke about the tools he and other former military leaders use in coaching best practices to team leaders. Setting and communicating to a standard in all operations allows for greater team situational awareness, debrief and review. In this video, Mr Burnham speaks about the mentality of leaders to transmit leadership to crews with high turnover.

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IADC DRILLERSPAC and USMCA update from Capitol Hill

The United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement, coming before Congress this summer, will retain key provisions from NAFTA to protect the energy industry, said Liz Craddock, IADC Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, at the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition in Houston on 16 May. In this video, Mrs Craddock discusses legislative priorities and the success of the recently formed DRILLERSPAC and how to get involved.

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OSHA Multi-Employer Citation Policy, potential impact on energy industry

With multi-employer scenarios commonplace in oil and gas, OSHA’s citation policy puts general contractors at risk of a citation even in instances where they do not have a direct hiring relationship with the secondary sub-contractor in violation. At the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition, Ken Bullock, a shareholder with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, said the challenge will be how to minimize potential civil liability while complying with the Multi-Employer Citation Policy. In this video, Mr Bullock explains the policy and how it could impact the energy industry.

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More safety and efficiency needed in 24-hour rig moves

When it comes to current rig moves, accounting for 37% of incidents in 2018, there is room for safety and efficiency gains. Whether it is how the rig itself is designed, with added input from the trucking industry to improve the hauling of the equipment, or a system for maintaining both day and night crews to keep up with the 24-hour demand, there is opportunity to improve. Tom Halliday, VP of Operations at Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, spoke on a panel at the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition in Houston on 16 May. In this video, Mr Halliday discusses his greatest challenges as a rig mover, plans the IADC Rig Moving Committee has to draft best practices ...

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Slightly lower super-spec rig dayrates and rig count stability for 2019

With the late 2018 oil price drop, contractors and service companies have felt the impact as oil companies slowed their activity for 2019, particularly on the completions side. The outlook for 2019 includes slightly lower super-spec rig dayrates and some independent companies dropping a few rigs by year-end. Byron Pope, Managing Director with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co, spoke on a panel at the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition in Houston on 16 May. In this video, Mr Pope discusses the trend toward longer lateral lengths and other factors that may impact rig count stability in the coming year.

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