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IADC DRILLERSPAC and USMCA update from Capitol Hill

The United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement, coming before Congress this summer, will retain key provisions from NAFTA to protect the energy industry, said Liz Craddock, IADC Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, at the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition in Houston on 16 May. In this video, Mrs Craddock discusses legislative priorities and the success of the recently formed DRILLERSPAC and how to get involved.

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OSHA Multi-Employer Citation Policy, potential impact on energy industry

With multi-employer scenarios commonplace in oil and gas, OSHA’s citation policy puts general contractors at risk of a citation even in instances where they do not have a direct hiring relationship with the secondary sub-contractor in violation. At the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition, Ken Bullock, a shareholder with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, said the challenge will be how to minimize potential civil liability while complying with the Multi-Employer Citation Policy. In this video, Mr Bullock explains the policy and how it could impact the energy industry.

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More safety and efficiency needed in 24-hour rig moves

When it comes to current rig moves, accounting for 37% of incidents in 2018, there is room for safety and efficiency gains. Whether it is how the rig itself is designed, with added input from the trucking industry to improve the hauling of the equipment, or a system for maintaining both day and night crews to keep up with the 24-hour demand, there is opportunity to improve. Tom Halliday, VP of Operations at Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, spoke on a panel at the 2019 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition in Houston on 16 May. In this video, Mr Halliday discusses his greatest challenges as a rig mover, plans the IADC Rig Moving Committee has to draft best practices ...

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