New appointees join Well Control Institute Board
Two new members have been named to the Well Control Institute (WCI) Board of Directors. Steve Brady, Senior VP – Eastern Hemisphere for Ensco and current IADC Vice Chairman, was named to fill the contractor vacancy created when Lyndol Dew of Diamond Offshore was confirmed as WCI Chairman. Additionally, Eric Daflon, Vice President – Drilling & Wells for TOTAL, was appointed to fill an operator position previously filled by Dawood Al-Dawood of Saudi Aramco.
WCI operates under the auspices of IADC to ensure that operators, contractors, equipment manufacturers and service providers have a forum to provide oversight and leadership on key well control initiatives.
The WCI Board brings together drilling industry leaders from all sectors of the industry to develop comprehensive solutions to significantly improve well control performance worldwide.
On 3 May, students from the Missouri University of Science and Technology visited IADC’s Houston office. The students had an opportunity to speak with IADC leadership to gain a better understanding of the association’s role in the drilling industry and how students can become involved in the future of the organization. From left are Usama bin Rehman, drilling engineering Professor Rickey Hendrix, Connor Kirtley, Alyssa Snider, Elizabeth Sotolongo and Colin Woolums.