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IADC, Regulation, and Legislation

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In September, the US House Committee on Natural Resources hosted a field hearing in New Orleans. IADC attended the meeting, “The Impacts of Federal Policies on Energy Production and Economic Growth in the Gulf,” and later submitted comments to the record which outlined changes to existing law that could help spur safer energy production in the US.

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Derek Morrow (left), IADC Regional Director for Australasia, presents Kirk Atkinson of Noble Drilling with the Offshore Winners Award plaque in Perth on 1 July

Written for experienced drillers, the Drillers Knowledge Book provides never-before-published solutions to common drilling problems and methods to continually improve efficiency during drilling. The book covers all aspects of drilling, including well design and construction, hydraulic optimization, rock mechanics, drilling fluid processing and more. It focuses on field-proven techniques and procedures necessary for a drilling rig to drill at its maximum potential, while eliminating trouble time and costs that delay drilling and increase risks.

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Editorial: Don’t use market correction to justify lesser training as it could set back all momentum on safety

Ed Jacob TN

I have been an active member of IADC for more than 30 years and a member of this industry for more than 40. This year’s market correction has changed the landscape for drilling contractors, and while times have been tough for all of us, I am proud of what our association has accomplished this year. It is in the toughest of times that we prove our strength, and IADC has a 75-year history to back up its formidable strength.

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