CATEGORIZED | News

Marin Koceic, ED-INA, receives IADC Exemplary Service Award

Posted on 18 June 2010

Marin Koceic, technical manager for ED-INA, received an IADC Exemplary Service Award from IADC president Dr Lee Hunt during the World Drilling 2010 Conference in Budapest on 16 June.

Mr Koceic joined the IADC community in 1992 and has worked extensively to help promote the association’s activities in Eastern Europe. “Our first World Drilling conference in Croatia was held in Dubrovnik. It came about almost solely due to the initial and joint efforts of Marin and his colleagues at Crosco,” recalled Dr Hunt. “I see many of you in here who I recall attending that conference, and I think you will all agree that, more just a conference, it was a genuine experience that we will all value and treasure.”

Marin Koceic, ED-INA technical manager, accepts an IADC Exemplary Service Award during the World Drilling 2010 Conference in Budapest on 16 June. At left is IADC president Dr Lee Hunt, who presented the award.

Marin Koceic, ED-INA technical manager, accepts an IADC Exemplary Service Award during the World Drilling 2010 Conference in Budapest on 16 June. At left is IADC president Dr Lee Hunt, who presented the award.

Mr Koceic has been active with IADC on many fronts since 1992, serving on the IADC Executive Committee, board of directors, World Drilling program committees and the European Operations Forum. “It’s a real pleasure working with Marin over the years… He’s an individual who’s very enthusiastic, very energetic, and very persuasive,” Dr Hunt said. “Marin, thank you deeply from our hearts.”

Mr Koceic joined INA Naftaplin in 1978, starting as a field drilling engineer, then as directional drilling engineer and rig superintendent during the construction of the jackup platform Labin in Rijeka shipyard Viktor Lenac. He was also rig superintendent on the same platform.

In 1986, he was named head of directional drilling, diamond drilling and coring for INA Naftaplin. In 1990, he became operations manager for three offshore platforms for INA Naftaplin and AGIP.

In 1996 he was appointed CFO of Crosco. He served as CEO and president of Crosco from 1999 to 2004. Then he became general manager for INA Naftaplin E&P in Libya. Since March 2010, he has served as technical manager for ED-INA, a joint operating company of INA Naftaplin for E&P in the north Adriatic Sea.

In accepting his award, Mr Koceic thanked IADC for the support he has received over the years. “For someone from a small country and a relatively small company and for myself, we learned a lot from IADC and from this community. And we taught a new generation in Croatia. I think this is good reason for us to turn around to see small countries and small companies and to find good potential for this work. It is hard work.”

He added: “I would like to thank my mother company INA Naftaplin to allow me to be here and to contribute all this time to IADC. Thanks to my family, who have supported me all this time.”

Mr Koceic lives in Zagreb, Croatia, with his wife Brigitta. They have three children – daughters Daria and Nina, plus son Marin Jr, who has followed his father’s footsteps into the drilling industry. He is now operations manager for Nabors Drilling International in Croatia.

Dr Hunt said to Mr Koceic and his son, who was present during the award presentation: “Marin, you should be very proud of your father and his whole career. And, Marin, I’m sure you are contributing to the future of our industry with your son. I think you’ll be very proud of him.”

Marin Koceic earned his degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Zagreb in 1975. He worked as a professor’s assistant in drilling engineering at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Zagreb until 1978, when he joined INA Naftaplin.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 28 January 2015

    Chevron collaborating with BP, ConocoPhillips to explore 24 leases in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

    Chevron will collaborate with BP and ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the northwest portion of Keathley Canyon in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico...

  • 28 January 2015

    BP forms alliance to advance Paleogene discoveries in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

    BP has formed a new ownership and operating model with Chevron and ConocoPhillips to focus on moving two significant BP Paleogene discoveries closer to development...

  • 27 January 2015

    Lower 48 oil production outlook stable despite expected rig count reduction

    The sharp decline in oil prices over Q4 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the US, as...

  • 27 January 2015

    Hess Corp announces 2015 capital, exploratory budget

    Hess Corp announced a 2015 capital and exploratory budget of $4.7 billion, a 16% reduction from its 2014 actual spend of $5.6 billion. Of this, $2.1 billion (45%) is budgeted for unconventional shale resources...

  • 26 January 2015

    Young professionals program at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to target future leaders of the industry

    The oil and gas industry is constantly looking to the future. Whether this comes in the form of pushing the limits of pressure...

  • Read more news