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Posted on 17 September 2012

North Sea Chapter donates £30,500 to 4 charities

Archway residents Jennifer and Caroline (back row, center) accept a donation check from NSC co-chairmen Gavin Sutherland (back row, left) of KCA DEUTAG and Darren Sutherland (back row, right) of Prospector Offshore Drilling. Archway offers care and support to people with learning disabilities.

The IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC), led by co-chairmen Gavin Sutherland, KCA DEUTAG, and Darren Sutherland, Prospector Offshore Drilling, recently donated a total of £30,500 to four charities.

Following a funds collection at the chapter’s annual safety awards ceremony on 11 May, the NSC presented £3,500 donations each to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Archway and Befriend a Child.

Each year the NSC raises funds through personal and company donations at the annual safety awards ceremony. The funds are then matched by the chapter. Over the past six years, the NSC has donated more than £100,000 to charities in the Scotland area.

Using NSC funds, the chapter also  recently donated £20,000 to the Aberdeen branch of RNLI, a charity that attends to various life-saving situations at sea.

IADC plans workshop to cover Indonesia local content requirements

IADC is planning to arrange a workshop for its drilling contractor members on understanding the procedures of goods and services procurement based on Indonesia’s amended Procurement Working Procedure Manual PTK 007/Rev.2/I/2011.

The workshop would be a one-day training session conducted by Indonesian consulting firm PT Patra Mitra Konsulindo. It would be held on 25 October at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

A minimum of 10 participants is required for IADC to hold the workshop.

IADC held a previous workshop on the same topic in June 2011.

If there is an interest in participating or receiving more information, please contact IADC operations assistant – Asia operations Chit Hlaing at chit.hlaing@iadc.org or IADC industry affairs consultant Derek Morrow at derek.morrow@iadc.org.

IADC boosts ACD with two new hires

Two employees have joined IADC’s Accreditation and Certification Department (ACD).

Brooke Comeaux has been named competence and learning development specialist, and Alma Roberts will serve as accreditation and certification coordinator.

Ms Comeaux’s responsibilities include development and upgrades of IADC’s various training programs, new technology integration and program coordination. She is a graduate of McNeese State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. In addition, she has a Master of Education degree in technology leadership from McNeese State and a Master of Education degree from Stephen F. Austin University in education administration. Ms Comeaux has worked as a teacher and as a technology project coordinator in a local school system.

Ms Roberts will be primarily responsible for managing the IADC Rig Pass program. She attended El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., and specialized in finance and accounting. She has 18 years of banking experience, most recently as a relationship liaison at Zions Bancorporation, where she provided specialized support to more than 200 banking centers in Texas and California.

Pertgen named IADC director, offshore affairs

John Pertgen has been promoted to director – offshore regulatory and technical affairs. He joined IADC in 2006 as assistant director – offshore technical and regulatory affairs.

Mr Pertgen’s responsibilities involve identifying and responding to national technical and regulatory proposals and initiatives, serving as liaison to IADC committees, and participating in numerous industry work groups as the IADC representative. Mr Pertgen joined the offshore industry after retiring from the US Coast Guard.

AOF meeting planned for October in Singapore

IADC will hold its second Asia Operations Forum (AOF) meeting of the year on 24 October at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

The meeting provides a forum to discuss key regional issues, as well as an update of IADC activities in the Asia Pacific region. IADC also will invite a guest speaker.

To suggest topics of interests or critical issues for discussion at the meeting, please contact IADC operations assistant – Asia operations Chit Hlaing at chit.hlaing@iadc.org.

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