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Amid cost constraints, industry must guard against drift into failure

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The industry is really moving ahead on human factors, which affects everything. IADC’s initiative to hold a conference on this (21-22 October in Galveston, Texas)…

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2015 IADC Officers

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Ed Jacob, Chairman Independence Contract Drilling Ed Jacob is Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Independence Contract Drilling (ICD). Mr Jacob joined ICD in February 2013 and was promoted to his current position in May 2014. Prior to joining ICD, Mr Jacob was President and CEO of Keen Energy Services. Prior to that, he […]

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Editorial: People, safety, policy/government among multitude of IADC focal areas for 2015

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

In 1940, a dozen men gathered around a table in Chicago to form the American Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, to bring together and represent…

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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News cuttings

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Moe Plaisance elected Chairman of Well Control Institute Moe Plaisance has been elected as Chairman of the Well Control Institute (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors. He will be responsible for the development of the WCI as the global authority on well control matters. Mr Plaisance, who has worked in the oil and gas […]

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2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Special

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Features, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 17-19 March in London, will provide the global drilling industry with an opportunity to meet, network and share ideas that continue to drive technical and business innovations…

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Market slump must not derail industry’s progress on people, training

Posted on 27 January 2015 in 2015, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

As the drilling industry heads into a global slowdown, it seems almost inevitable that companies will shift their attention to cost reduction and away from people and training…

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From the chairman: People, safety, policy/government among multitude of IADC focal areas for 2015

Posted on 26 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

By Ed Jacob, 2015 IADC Chairman In 1940, a dozen men gathered around a table in Chicago to form the American Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, to bring together and represent drilling contractors. Much has changed in the following 75 years. Technical innovations have allowed us to drill in geographies once thought impossible to access, […]

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ADCO: Safer rigs paramount to drilling growth in Middle East

Posted on 07 January 2015 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Although drilling contractors in the Middle East have made significant strides in safety, future rig expansion will depend on the ability of industry leaders to cultivate even safer work environments…

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IADC global trade guidelines address compliance with import/export laws

Posted on 05 January 2015 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The IADC Global Supply Chain Committee recently put forth new international trade guidelines for its members. Maersk Drilling’s Senior Export Control Officer…

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