The new IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee, meeting on 5 May in Houston during OTC, elected Steve Richards, Key Energy, as chairman, and named Jeff Swain, Chevron, as vice chairman-operators, and David Reid, National Oilwell Varco, vice chairman-service. In addition, the committee established five subcommittees. Meeting dates for each subcommittee are set for July, all at IADC’s Houston headquarters.
The committees are:
- • Reliability, organized to collect statistics on top-drive reliability. The Reliability Subcommittee will work in conjunction with the IADC Maintenance Committee. Tentative plans are to collect TDS reliability data over the Internet and report. The Maintenance Committee has identified numerous TDS parts to question on many makes and models. The initial meeting of the Reliability Subcommittee is scheduled for 2-4 pm 7 July.