IADC has announced the resignation of Stephen A. Colville as President and Chief Executive Officer and the appointment of Jason E. McFarland as Interim President, effective immediately. Mr McFarland is a 20-year veteran of IADC, most recently serving as Vice President since 2008 and Chief of Staff since 2013.
“We are thankful for Stephen’s leadership over the past three and a half years as the IADC achieved many initiatives critical to our industry,” remarked Ed Jacob, 2015 IADC Chairman and President/Chief Operating Officer of Independence Contract Drilling. “Stephen has been instrumental in delivering IADC WellSharp, a fit-for-purpose well control training and assessment program, establishing the Well Control Institute, and increasing IADC’s global exposure and influence in policy-making and regulatory arenas. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and all IADC members, I would like to thank Stephen for his dedicated service to the IADC and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”