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IADC recognizes 30 members of congress with legislator award

From left to right: Mike Bowie, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling; Mike Lawson, Rowan Companies; Jason McFarland, IADC; Representative Gene Green (D-TX); Representative Jim Costa (D-CA); James Sanislow, Noble Drilling; Liz Craddock, IADC; Steve Brady, Ensco; Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling; Terry Bonno, Transocean; Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI

From left to right: Bob Warren, IADC; Mike Bowie, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling; Mike Lawson, Rowan Companies; Jason McFarland, IADC; Representative Gene Green (D-TX); Representative Jim Costa (D-CA); James Sanislow, Noble Drilling; Liz Craddock, IADC; Steve Brady, Ensco; Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling; Terry Bonno, Transocean; Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) honored 30 members of Congress with the first IADC Legislator Award, which recognized support for the drilling contractor industry in the 115th Congress.

“The upstream oil and gas industry is fortunate to have many supporters in Congress who understand the importance of drilling for oil and natural gas – two fuels that account for more than 66% of the US total energy consumption,” Jason McFarland, IADC President, said. “We are grateful for the support of these legislators, who have made time to meet with our members to better understand the drilling contractor industry and how we operate, and who have also supported legislation that ultimately continues to enable America’s energy renaissance.”

From left to right: Steve Brady, Ensco; Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA); Jason McFarland, IADC

From left to right: Steve Brady, Ensco; Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA); Jason McFarland, IADC

The award reception was held in Rayburn 2075, and the awards were presented by IADC President Jason McFarland and IADC Chairman Steve Brady of Ensco.

“This industry literally provides the fuel that powers both the U.S. and world economies.  Yet, many insist that we should ‘keep it in the ground.’  Those who make these claims aren’t realistic about the amount of energy and types of fuels we consume in this country.  The EIA expects demand for natural gas and oil will continue to increase through 2050.  The U.S. can supply that demand safely and with environmental stewardship, while also supplying jobs for our economy and taxes for state, local and federal governments,” Liz Craddock, IADC Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs, said. “This industry is so vitally important to virtually all other industries throughout our economy and IADC is grateful for the support of these senators and representatives who recognize the importance of having a strong upstream industry in the US.”

From left to right: Bob Warren; Mike Lawson, Rowan Companies; Mike Bowie, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Terry Bonno, Transocean; Liz Craddock, IADC; Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI; Steve Brady, Ensco; Senator John Cornyn (R-TX); Jason McFarland, IADC; Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling; James Sanislow, Noble Drilling; Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling

From left to right: Bob Warren, IADC; Mike Lawson, Rowan Companies; Mike Bowie, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Terry Bonno, Transocean; Liz Craddock, IADC; Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI; Steve Brady, Ensco; Senator John Cornyn (R-TX); Jason McFarland, IADC; Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling; James Sanislow, Noble Drilling; Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling

The following Members of Congress were recognized with the 2018 IADC Legislator Award:

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)                     Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC)       

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)                            Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)                         Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)                                 Representative Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)                  Representative Garret Graves (R-LA)

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)                             Representative Gene Green (D-TX)

Senator James Lankford (R-OK)                   Representative Will Hurd (R-TX)

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)                        Congressman Evan Jennings (R-WV)

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)                   Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT)              Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY)           Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Representative Colin Peterson (D-MN)      Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM)

Representative Jim Costa (D-CA)                   Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND)          Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX)          Representative Don Young (R-AK)

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