CATEGORIZED | News

IADC to brief Cuban authorities on offshore safety, environmental hazards mitigation

Posted on 21 May 2010

The US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has approved IADC’s application for a travel license to Cuba to discuss safety and mitigation of environmental hazards with Cuban authorities.

IADC has been appealing to OFAC the urgency of beginning a dialogue with Cuba as the country begins to examine offshore drilling prospects. IADC explained that such drilling would take place adjacent to US waters.

The IADC delegation will brief Cuban regulatory authorities on global drilling standards and best practices, environmental protection, safety procedures, hurricane preparation and personnel training.

An overview of the prospect of deepwater drilling offshore Cuba would also be conducted.

IADC executive vice president – government affairs, Brian Petty, will discuss the Cuba trip and what IADC hopes to achieve at a policy forum held by think tank New America Foundation on 26 May. The forum, “US-Cuba Engagement in the Gulf: Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,” will also feature speakers Jorge Pinon, University of Florida Cuban Research Institute; Dan Whittle, Environmental Defense Fund; and Robert Muse, Muse & Associates.

Additional information about this event can be found here.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 24 November 2014

    Ensign secures contracts for 2 ADR 1500S pad drill rigs in Montney area

    Ensign Energy Services has signed contracts for two of its new ADR 1500S pad drill rigs for a major operator in the Montney area of northeast British Columbia...

  • 21 November 2014

    Statoil cancels Stena Carron rig contract offshore Angola

    Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...

  • 19 November 2014

    Stepwise approach guides Statoil’s North American onshore path

    When Statoil entered the North American onshore industry in 2008, it was a non-operator in a joint venture (JV) with Chesapeake in one shale play. Since then, Norwegian-based…

  • 18 November 2014

    Stilley: Despite challenging outlook, opportunities are plenty in the long term

    Opportunities abound for the drilling industry even in an environment of high costs and falling oil prices, Randall D. Stilley, President & CEO of Paragon Offshore, said...

  • 18 November 2014

    In well control, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

    It has been more than four years since Macondo, and the long-term effects of the oil spill are still being determined. “Oil is a natural substance that can be degraded...

  • Read more news