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Texas ‘Rally for Jobs’ kicks off on 1 Sept: Houston rally starts at 11 at Brown Center

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Three Rally for Jobs events are planned for 1 September across the Lone Star State. The events aim at…

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Technology acceptance a mixed bag, survey shows

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Technological acceptance is a mixed bag for our industry. For example, by more than six to one, registrants at the 2010 IADC Advanced Rig Technology…

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Shallow-water drilling workshop examines BOEM requirements

Posted on 13 August 2010 in News

IADC participated in a workshop on 12 August in Lafayette, La., held by Louisiana Lt. Governor Scott Angelle. The event was aimed at expediting…

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Noted oilfield analyst Matt Simmons dies suddenly

Posted on 10 August 2010 in News

Noted oilfield analyst and investment banker Matthew R Simmons, founder and former chairman of Simmons & Company International, died…

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BP names Mike Utsler its representative to Unified Area Command in New Orleans; Suttles returning to COO role in Houston

Posted on 06 August 2010 in News

BP announced on 6 Aug the appointment of Mike Utsler as BP’s lead representative in the Unified Area Command…

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GOM doomed as E&P Dead Sea under “Americanization” proposals

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Congressional proposals to “Americanize” offshore vessels in the US Gulf of Mexico will inevitably grind OCS development and production to a halt…

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Keep abreast of Congressional actions at

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Stay on top of the latest post-Macondo Congressional shenanigans through our weekly postings on Every Friday, IADC…

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First two BOEM fact-finding forums set for 10-11 Aug. in Mobile & Pensacola

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

The new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement announced on 3 August that its first…

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BP completes MC252-well cementing in 6 hours

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

BP announced on 5 August that it has begun pumping cement into the MC252 well after receiving authorization from the National Incident Commander (NIC). The operation…

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IADC survey: Open interfaces for downhole tools, drilling control systems valued

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

A recent survey conducted by the IADC Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee found that 78% of…

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