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IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges

Drilling Ahead: ‘Interesting times’ well met by IADC leaders

It’s with mixed feelings that I write this column, fondly and sadly bidding farewell to my longtime boss and friend Dr Lee Hunt, while welcoming with cheery anticipation his successor Stephen Colville. Lee has served this industry as IADC president since 1990, and as an IADC staffer for six years prior. I’ve had the honor and pleasure to work with Lee for more than 21 years...

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IADC developing KSAs for oil/gas positions

Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Katherine Scott speaks with Mark Denkowski,vice president of accreditation and certification for IADC, on the KSA project. IADC has initiated the development of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for all oil and gas positions, with assistance from Petrofac in the implementation of the current KSA review and development of new positional KSAs for rig personnel in safety-critical positions with well control responsibilities. A workshop to seek operator and contractor inputs to the KSA project was held at the Hi Con Training Center at NASA on 21 February.

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