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IADC, Regulation, and Legislation

IADC Young Professionals Committee aims to facilitate opportunities for exposure, networking

In this video interview from the 2021 IADC Annual General Meeting in Dallas, Grace Hurley and Travis Weaver, incoming Co-Chairs of the IADC Young Professionals Committee, talk about the group’s goals and ongoing activities. They also discuss the challenges young professionals in the drilling industry are currently facing, as well as the steps companies can take to attract and retain young talent.

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New IADC subcommittee aims to foster industry efforts to improve energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions

Climate change is a growing challenge for drillers and the wider oil and gas community, requiring the industry to provide affordable energy while reducing its carbon footprint. With energy efficiency being recognized as a key component of these efforts, the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee has established an Energy Efficiency Subcommittee...

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IADC Sustainability Committee aims to help drillers address ESG risks, reporting challenges

In this interview with DC, IADC Sustainability Committee Co-Chairs Jesse Hein and Neil Forrest discuss their goals and the group’s ongoing initiatives. Mr Hein, Senior Environmental Manager at Patterson-UTI, and Mr Forrest, VP HSE and Sustainability at Seadrill, speak about how the committee came to be, as well as the importance of having a committee dedicated to sustainability at this point in the energy transition.

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IADC presses ahead on ESG, training and information sharing

From Jason McFarland, IADC President The past year has been an exciting one at IADC, and I am enthusiastic about the good work our members continue to put in. Although in-person industry events have not returned to full capacity, that has not stopped our members from collaborating. Whether it’s spotlighting safety accomplishments in Nigeria, advocating on behalf of MODU owners in Saudi Arabia or raising money for charity in the Rocky Mountains, IADC’s member-driven chapters have stayed proactive across the board.  One example is IADC’s Texas A&M Student Chapter, which planned and executed its own HSE Summit in April. The students came together and virtually hosted academics, regulators and industry representatives to discuss safety in oil and gas operations. The ...

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News Cuttings

Tips for verifying IADC training, certificates IADC makes every effort to minimize fraudulent certificates and unauthorized use of its accreditation program logos. When questions arise, however, the authenticity of training providers and certificates can be verified via IADC’s website or by sending an e-mail to records@iadc.org. IADC encourages companies to communicate with employees about the potential for invalid certificates and the need to confirm accreditation status of training providers. IADC-accredited providers have passed rigorous quality checks and third-party audits to receive and maintain accreditation. Click here for links to verify accreditation status and authenticity. IADC launches Subsea Competency Assessment Program IADC recently launched the Subsea Competency Assessment Program to assess and verify knowledge and skills for subsea technicians. The requirements, guidelines and ...

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IADC aims to boost subsea crew competency with new assessment program

Launched in August, the IADC Subsea Competency Assessment Program is designed to enhance workforce competency in the drilling industry, providing a clear pathway to credential qualified subsea technicians who have a position-specific comprehension of concepts and who have demonstrated effective skills in the field. In this interview with DC, Brooke Polk, Senior Director – Accreditation Operations at IADC is joined by Ricky Cummings, Principal Advisor – Well Control Systems at Chevron, and Martin Carnie, Head of Well Control Equipment at Maersk Drilling, to discuss the objectives of the program, as well as the development process.

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US Rep. Brady attends tax roundtable, tours rig yard IADC members Transocean and Nabors hosted US Representative Kevin Brady (TX-8) at an IADC Tax Committee roundtable and rig yard visit in early July. At the Houston rig yard, the congressman toured a Nabors PACE-R800 rig equipped with an advanced robotic electric pipe handler. Rep. Brady is ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee and has been a longtime ally of drilling contractors and industry partners.  At the tax roundtable, the Congressman outlined potential upcoming changes in the US tax landscape that could affect IADC members. In addition to Transocean and Nabors, other contractors in attendance at the roundtable were Diamond Offshore, H&P, Seadrill and Vantage Drilling. Sustainability committee ...

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API Specification Q2 for quality management updated API has issued the second edition of API Specification Q2, Quality Management for Service Supply Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry. API began offering Q2 standard certifications in 2013. Since then, 150 sites around the world have achieved Q2 certification. Changes in the second editions include: • Harmonizing Q2 for service organizations with API Specification Q1 for manufacturers. The new edition of Q2 clarifies where the two programs have common requirements, making it easier for licensees to enhance efficiency and safety and meet both specifications. • Adding requirements to ensure workers possess the required skills and knowledge and receive the proper training. This allows for more success in achieving the goals ...

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