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Lyndol Dew to lead WCI

Lyndol Dew, Senior VP of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives for Diamond Offshore Drilling, was confirmed as the new Chairman of the Well Control Institute (WCI) on 16 March. Mr Dew is a charter member of the WCI Board of Directors. He is also a member of the IADC Executive Committee and Division Vice President for the Offshore Division.

He graduated from Florida State University and received a Master of Engineering from Tulane University.

He served in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Office for six years before working in various domestic and international positions for Diamond Offshore for the past 32 years.

Click here to view a video interview with Mr Dew.

IADC launches Crane-Rigger accreditation program

IADC recently launched the Crane-Rigger Training and Assessment accreditation program, which offers a training standard that aligns with similar international standards while offering the support and credibility of accreditation. Included in the new program are curricula for basic rigging and crane operation.

The program was developed by members of the IADC Workforce Development Committee, comprising representatives from drilling contractors, operators, training providers and other stakeholder companies.

The program is a globally minded and affordable accreditation that aligns with and surpasses the API RP 2D standard.

Crane and rigging experts worked collaboratively with IADC to develop curricula and delivery requirements for the new program, which includes:

• Requirements for practical exercises, hardware and equipment;

• Resources to facilitate the standardization of content delivery;

• Instructor qualification and assessment requirements;

• Standardized skills assessments;

• Criteria for content and delivery of knowledge assessments;

• Content applicable to both onshore and offshore operations;

• A framework for offering consistent, verifiable quality of training; and

• Crane operations coursework that can be customized by crane type (i.e., mechanical and non-mechanical crane types).

“Development of this program was a long process involving dozens of stakeholders who each brought to the table a unique perspective in rigging and crane operations, both onshore and offshore,” said Patty Tydings, IADC’s Competence and Workforce Development Specialist.

“Members of IADC’s Workforce Development Committee serve as the program’s ultimate decision-makers to ensure that the training modules and performance objectives are appropriate and comprehensive and that the accreditation criteria promote quality and consistency.”

IADC Cybersecurity Subcommittee to draft additional guidelines

The IADC ART Cybersecurity Subcommittee is drafting five additional guidelines following last year’s publication of the IADC Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Cybersecurity Risks to Drilling Assets. The five guidelines are due to be completed by the end of 2017. They are:

1. Guidelines for Minimum Cybersecurity Requirements for Drilling Assets;

2. Guidelines for Network Segmentation;

3. Cybersecurity Training v1.0;

4. Guidelines for Hardening of Control Systems Focusing on Existing Drilling Assets (to include patching); and

5. Guidelines for Security Monitoring and Audit.

Click here to learn more about the Cybersecurity Subcommittee.

IADC onshore members meet with US lawmakers

On 28 February to 2 March, IADC onshore members participated in a “fly-in” trip to Washington, DC, where they hosted an educational lunch-and-learn event for Capitol Hill staffers and met with members of congress to discuss issues facing drilling contractors. From left are Mike Bowie, GE Oil & Gas; Melissa Mejias, IADC; Jason McFarland, IADC; Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling; Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Liz Craddock, IADC; Joey Husband, Nabors Drilling Solutions; and Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company.

On 28 February to 2 March, IADC onshore members participated in a “fly-in” trip to Washington, DC, where they hosted an educational lunch-and-learn event for Capitol Hill staffers and met with members of congress to discuss issues facing drilling contractors. From left are Mike Bowie, GE Oil & Gas; Melissa Mejias, IADC; Jason McFarland, IADC; Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling; Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Liz Craddock, IADC; Joey Husband, Nabors Drilling Solutions; and Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company.

 

 

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