In accepting the award, Mr Dupuis thanked IADC and all its members for recognizing him and his contributions.
Pierre Gie of TOTAL invited his wife, Annick, to join him on stage in accepting the IADC Service Award on Wednesday.
Mr Gie is global rig coordinator and coordinator for service companies in drilling for TOTAL. He earned an MS degree from Ecole Centrale de Lille and a petroleum engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole et des Moteurs in France. He also holds an MS in economics from the Lille University.
Mr Gie has served in drilling positions within TOTAL in Algeria, Indonesia, Italy, Norway and Scotland. He also has served for several years on the IADC World Drilling program committee.
Mr Gie thanked IADC and praised its ability to bring together drilling contractors, operators and service companies to share valuable information and improve the drilling industry.