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IADC encourages members to review and submit comments on ISO’s draft offshore conductor standard As the US representative body to the ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is seeking comments on ISO TC 67 SC 4’s Draft International Standard: 3421, Offshore conductor design, setting depth, and installation. IADC members are highly encouraged to review this document and record any related/necessary comments on the ISO comment template. Please send completed comment templates to Jim Rocco, IADC Senior Director – Government & Industry Affairs – Offshore, at jim.rocco@iadc.org prior to 1 June 2021. IADC member comments will be compiled and forwarded to API, the US Technical Advisory Group coordinator for upstream, and submitted to ANSI for delivery to ISO.  Any questions ...

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IADC KREW leads evolution in well control training IADC recently launched the Knowledge Retention & Education for our Workforce (KREW) system. KREW is a crucial tool for closing skills gaps, utilized in conjunction with IADC’s WellSharp program and certifications. The continuous-learning platform is designed to help the drilling industry retain critical on-the-job knowledge in between well control recertification training.  In this video, DC Associate Editor Stephen Whitfield talks to two members of the KREW Steering Committee – Mike Garvin, Senior VP Operations at Patterson-UTI Drilling, and Jeremy Sokol, Technical Training Unit Manager at Chevron.  IADC recently began offering two-year access to KREW with WellSharp Live. Effective 1 May, WellSharp Live test codes and certificates for Driller and Supervisor level certification courses ...

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IADC advances well control training with launch of KREW

In April, IADC launched Knowledge Retention & Education for our Workforce (KREW), an online system designed to provide continuous learning opportunities for well control concepts and skills. In this video interview with DC, two members of the KREW Steering Committee – Mike Garvin, Senior VP Operations at Patterson-UTI, and Jeremy Sokol, Technical Training Unit Manager at Chevron, discusses the details of how KREW came to be, as well as why they believe KREW is important for the industry.

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PESA, AESC merge to establish the new Energy Workforce & Technology Council The Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (PESA) has merged with the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) to form a new organization, the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. The combined organization will represent more than 600 member companies in energy services, supply, manufacturing and drilling, and will focus on enabling its members to safely, profitably and sustainably produce the energy needed to meet rising demand.  The new council will continue to deliver workforce development opportunities through trainings, certifications, best-practice sharing and standards development. It will also continue to seek to elevate and foster the vital role the oilfield service sector plays in the economy. Current PESA Chair Rod Larson, ...

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Young Professionals survey: 70% of respondents have considered leaving oil/gas industry since March 2020 A whopping 70% of respondents to a recent survey conducted by the IADC Young Professionals (YP) Committee said they have either somewhat or strongly considered leaving the oil and gas industry since March 2020. Approximately 60% of the 200-plus responses came from young professionals ages 40 or under. The results of the survey were presented during a panel session at the 2021 IADC Sustainability Conference on 10 February by YP Committee members Amanda Colyer, Technical Sales Manager at Helmerich & Payne, and Travis Weaver, Marketing Manager at Cactus Drilling Company. To pinpoint the reasons for why such a high percentage of people would consider leaving the ...

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RRC, TCEQ team up to streamline permitting process in Texas

In the years since unconventional drilling became more common, oil, gas, and pipeline operators have had an increased need to discharge produced or other sources of waste water. To obtain a permit for surface water discharges, operators may have needed to apply to both the Railroad Commission (RRC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For related environmental activities,

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