IADC president announces initiatives to raise global leadership, effectiveness

Posted on 15 November 2012

http://www.drillingcontractor.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/video-colville-11132012.flv

By Amy Rose, director – external relations

IADC’s strategy house outlines the organization’s approach to meet the needs and expectations of its members.

IADC’s strategy house outlines the organization’s approach to meet the needs and expectations of its members.

Noting the dramatic changes in the industry over the last several years, Stephen Colville, president and CEO of IADC, acknowledged the changing needs of its members and outlined IADC’s strategy to redefine and strengthen the organization to keep pace. “IADC has been in existence for 70 years, and it has changed rapidly since its founding. Of course IADC has evolved, but perhaps not as greatly as the industry has evolved, and the shape of that change is getting faster and faster, with our members constantly trying to redefine themselves and their offerings. That’s driving the way members look to us with growing expectations of what they would like us to do,” Mr Colville said at the 13 November IADC Houston Chapter luncheon.

To illustrate the direction of ongoing improvements, he introduced the IADC Strategy House, describing it as containing “all you need in order to tell people what we are about as an organization. IADC is committed to providing global leadership for the drilling industry to achieve our core purpose of catalyzing improved performance through enhancing operational integrity and shaping better regulation. By focusing on member’s critical issues and continuously raising IADC’s organizational effectiveness, we will ensure we are delivering maximum value to IADC members,” he said.

Operational integrity encompasses the challenges of recruiting and training a credentialed work force, the maintenance and reliability of critical equipment, and the challenges of ensuring safety and compliance. With regards to better regulation, Mr Colville noted the IADC Executive Committee’s expectation for the association  to “make global leadership a reality and be truly international and globally influential” by impacting legislation and positioning IADC to be a respected authority with a distinctive voice.

Key IADC initiatives

Mr Colville described several key initiatives recently approved by the Executive Committee at the 2012 IADC Annual General Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week.

“We are an organization that represents both onshore and offshore,” he stated. Reiterating IADC’s strong commitment to onshore drilling, he announced an objective to overhaul the onshore division, which will include the appointment of an additional IADC onshore division staffer, creating up to seven US onshore regional operations forums and offering increased onshore regulatory affairs support.

Further, IADC plans to open a new office in Brazil and an additional one in Europe to provide more representation and assistance on critical issues specific to those markets.

Noting that contractors are speaking loudly, and publicly, about the immediate need to recruit new hires, Mr Colville described the Workforce Attraction and Development Initiative, under which IADC will develop a veteran outreach program and raise public awareness of positions available in the drilling industry.

The IADC Executive Committee also approved the establishment of the Onshore Committee, Offshore Committee and Supply Chain Committee, as well as the dissolution of the Jackup Committee.

IADC recognizes the challenges its members face and is changing, adapting and growing alongside them to ensure the delivery of maximum value. “We are about improving performance and enhancing operational integrity; reducing incidents and increasing competency for better performance,” Mr Colville said.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 04 March 2015

    New MWD/LWD service rated to 392°F, 25,000 psi sets records in Haynesville

    Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F...

  • 03 March 2015

    Kosmos Energy finds hydrocarbons in CB-1 exploration well offshore Western Sahara

    Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated...

  • 02 March 2015

    Maersk Voyager drillship secures contract for work offshore Ghana

    Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production, an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager...

  • 02 March 2015

    Wisco Moran debuts Padwise 1 walking rig in Texas

    The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly...

  • 26 February 2015

    JDC inaugurates Hakuryu 12 jackup, looks to growth in Middle East, Myanmar and Russia

    The Japanese word “hakuryu” means “white dragon.” In Asia, dragons are strongly associated with oceans. They also represent power and blessings...

  • Read more news