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Posted on 12 March 2014

IADC takes on new look with logo and branding changes

IADC’s new logo, unveiled this week at the Drilling Conference, reflects collaboration among all elements of the drilling industry.

IADC’s new logo, unveiled at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, reflects collaboration among all elements of the drilling industry.

Over the course of IADC’s nearly 75-year history, the organization has served as the space for members of the drilling industry to connect, collaborate and create. In that time, the industry has evolved, and the speed at which that change is happening is increasing. IADC recognized that, to keep pace, a new strategic direction – one that focused on catalyzing improved performance for the industry –  was necessary.

Establishment of the Well Control Institute, the Workforce Attraction and Development Initiative and the revamp of IADC’s Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are key projects IADC members have focused on to achieve this goal.

“As we looked at all of the ongoing work at IADC and the work yet to come, it became clear that IADC’s visual identity needed an update,” Stephen Colville, IADC President and CEO, said. “The changes to our logo and communications send a strong and obvious visual cue that IADC itself is different.”

The changes are meant to reflect IADC’s continued focus on member issues. The association will continue to seek out ways to mobilize the membership’s expertise to deliver creative solutions to industry problems. Additionally, it signifies a commitment to proactively engage with regulators across the globe to advocate on the issues that IADC members have identified as critical.

“IADC is building on its past to deliver on the promises we have made for the future. Our new logo and look are meant to visually reflect these efforts,” Mr Colville said. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of the drilling industry and IADC. I invite everyone to join us as we endeavor to provide the space for the drilling industry to come together to make things better.”

Click here to view a video featuring IADC President and CEO Stephen Colville discussing IADC’s changing logo and visuals.

Revised HSE Case Guidelines for MODUs add aligned terminology, gap analyses

IADC recently published Version 3.5 of the IADC HSE Case Guidelines for MODUs. The revised version aligns terminology with ISO Guide 73:2009 – Risk Management Vocabulary and ISO 31000:2009 – Risk Management Principles and Guidelines. This alignment is reflected through the text of the guidelines, as well as in Appendix 2.

New to Version 3.5 are gap analyses between the HSE Case Guidelines and the following:

• Directive 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC – specifically Annex 1, Section 3, “Information to be Submitted in a Report on Major Hazards for a Non-production Installation.”

• New Zealand – Health and Safety in Employment (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2013 – specifically Schedule 4, “Information Required in Safety Case for Installation.”

The gap analysis for use of the HSE Case Guidelines in Denmark has also been updated to reflect current regulations.

“It is only through the contributions and hard work of IADC members that this document exists to provide a valuable tool for offshore health, safety and environment industry members. This was truly a collaborative effort. IADC thanks everyone who participated in the latest rewrite for their time and efforts,” Stephen Colville, IADC President and CEO, said.

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Anthony Zacniewski of Bandera Drilling.

Click here to access the updated IADC HSE Case Guidelines for MODUs.

Zacniewski receives IADC Exemplary Service Award

Anthony Zacniewski of Bandera Drilling received an IADC Exemplary Service Award at the 2014 IADC Healthy, Safety, Environment & Training Conference and Exhibition in Houston on 4 February.

Mr Zacniewski was recognized for his work as a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the IADC Rig Moving Committee and Co-Team Leader on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities project. He also is participating in the rewrite of the IADC Drilling Manual.

“I thank IADC for this award on behalf of the hard work of all of the members that I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. This is truly an honor,” Mr Zacniewski said.

Click here for an exclusive video interview with Anthony Zacniewski.

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