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Powell: Drilling contractors responsible for well control; planning, risk assessment fall under operators in EU directive

Before joining IADC, Taf Powell served with the European Commission as an expert adviser in offshore drilling and production. In that role, he led the development of the EU offshore safety directive, passed in 2013. In this exclusive video, Mr Powell, IADC Executive VP, Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs, highlights key points that drilling contractors must understand and explains how the directive consolidates global best practices.

In October, Mr Powell moderated two workshops to inform drilling contractors of the directive’s implications for future offshore regulations in the European Union. Click here for his presentation.

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