IADC Supports House Natural Resources Committee Passage of BLM Onshore Permitting Bills

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed three bills that will eliminate delays in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) onshore permitting process. IADC supports today’s passage of H.R. 6087: Removing Barriers to Energy Independence Act; H.R 6088: Streamlining Permitting Efficiencies in Energy Development Act and H.R. 6107: Ending Duplicative Permitting Act.
27th June, 2018|2017, News|

IADC Recognizes 30 Senators and Members of Congress with Legislator Awards

ADC honored 30 Senators and Members of Congress with the first IADC Legislator Awards, which recognized support for the drilling contractor industry in the 115th Congress.
27th June, 2018|2017, News|

IADC Comment on BSEE Blowout Preventer/Well Control Requirements

“As the owners and operators of drilling rigs and blowout preventers, IADC members have been acutely impacted by some provisions of the rule. Far from advocating scrapping the entire well control rule or other rules issued after Macondo, as some opponents of today’s proposal have argued, IADC has asked that the well control rule’s requirements be appropriately refined to increase their effectiveness while removing those provisions that add unnecessary costs without increasing safety, and it sounds like this is exactly what BSEE has done through its surgical approach in its revision of the rule."
27th June, 2018|2017, News|

IADC Comment on BOEM’s Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

“Today’s sale, with 159 bids from 33 bidding companies on the 148 tracts offered, reflects the oil and gas industry’s improving market conditions and a regulatory environment which is favorable to the safe and responsible development of the vast amount of U.S. offshore natural resources.
27th June, 2018|2017, News|

Drilling Offshore Florida Would Benefit Economy, Jobs

“The State of Florida often points to its beaches and thriving tourism industry as justification for its exclusion from drilling activity. The reality is that outdoor tourism and offshore oil and gas exploration and production can coexist, and we believe that they should. The Eastern Gulf of Mexico alone, at 64.5 million acres, is projected to contain 3.6 billion barrels of oil, which would in turn support 230,000 jobs and contribute $18 billion per year to the economy. And for Florida, the available data indicates that the recoverable resources lie 100 miles or more off the coast; far from the beaches and the view of tourists who can only see 3-12 miles out on the horizon.”
27th June, 2018|2017, News|

IADC Disappointed by Secretary Zinke’s Remarks Regarding Waters Offshore of Florida

International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) President Jason McFarland issued the following statement regarding Interior Secretary Zinke’s announcement that the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Proposed Program will exclude waters offshore Florida:
11th January, 2018|2017, News|

IADC Comment on 2019-2024 OCS Oil & Gas Leasing Proposed Program

“Today’s draft proposed program is an important step forward in the legislatively mandated process that will ultimately determine the available leasing areas for oil and gas development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf."
4th January, 2018|2017, News|

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Advances Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on legislation that would open parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development. It was approved with a vote of 13-10.
15th November, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Contractor of the Year, Exemplary Service Awards Recognize Industry Excellence

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) presented its Contractor of the Year Award to Dr. Tom Burke, President and CEO of Rowan Companies, during last week’s IADC Annual General Meeting in Austin, Texas.
15th November, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Supports H.R. 4239, the SECURE American Energy Act

n comments submitted today to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, IADC affirmed its support for H.R. 4239, the Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act (SECURE Act).
6th November, 2017|2017, News|

5th Circuit Rules in Favor of Offshore Contractors on Contractor Liability under OCSLA

Today, a panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the government with regard to its attempt to exercise criminal enforcement powers against contractors and subcontractors.
28th September, 2017|2017, News|

House passes Interior Appropriations Bill as Part of Larger Package – IADC Supports the Defeat of Anti Domestic Energy Amendments

“IADC and its members are supportive of the House’s efforts to pass an Interior Appropriations bill that advances U.S. energy production, both onshore and offshore."
15th September, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston area that IADC Headquarters calls home. This storm and the flooding aftermath are without precedence in the United States.
5th September, 2017|2017, News|

Expanding Oil and Gas Access on OCS Important for Future Jobs, Economy

Today, IADC joined with other industry trades to comment on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s request for information and comments on the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
17th August, 2017|2017, News|

Oil and Gas Development on U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Important for Jobs, Economy

“IADC thanks the Committee for holding this hearing to discuss responsible development of our nation’s offshore oil and gas reserves. Offshore oil and gas is important as its operations support millions of American jobs, and contributes $2.8 billion in federal revenues, which has a large impact on the U.S. economy.
12th July, 2017|2017, News|

Streamlined Process for Onshore Federal Land Leases Welcomed by Drilling Contractors

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued Secretarial Order 3354 to streamline the process by which oil and gas leasing permits are granted for work on onshore federal lands.
6th July, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Supports SEA Act to Streamline Offshore Seismic Permit Process

IADC partnered with IAGC, API and NOIA to sponsor this bill because we believe it provides a common-sense fix to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to address excessively lengthy permitting delays.
30th June, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Supports White House Plan to Promote U.S. Energy Development, dubbed the Golden Era of American Energy

This afternoon, as part of the White House’s energy week, President Trump announced a new six-point initiative to promote U.S. energy development. In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:
29th June, 2017|2017, News|

Drilling Industry Focuses on Safety and Training During OSHA Safe and Sound Week

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) shares OSHA’s commitment to workplace safety and is supportive of the administration’s efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the value of workplace safety and health programs.
15th June, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Statement on BSEE Announcement of Lease Extensions

Today, BSEE announced the extension of leases doubling the amount of time offshore oil and gas operators have to coordinate development operations and retain their leases in federal waters of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
15th June, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Praises Selection of Scott A. Angelle as BSEE Director

“IADC is pleased with the selection of Scott A. Angelle to lead BSEE. His reputation as a tough defender of offshore safety and his commitment to cultivating the natural resources of the U.S., make him an ideal director for BSEE."
22nd May, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection Withdrawal of Jones Act Modification Notice

“IADC is pleased with today’s CBP notice. The now-withdrawn proposal offered a new interpretation of decades-old customs rulings and created uncertainty by potentially reclassifying as “merchandise” much of the drilling equipment used in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
10th May, 2017|2017, News|

U.S. Senate Fails to Move Forward to Repeal BLM Rule on Methane Emissions

“IADC is disappointed with today’s Senate vote regarding BLM’s duplicative and costly methane emissions rule. Since the rule was first introduced in 2016, IADC, along with our industry partners, has argued that the regulation would have the unintended impact of fewer jobs, higher costs for consumers and less energy security and federal revenue.
10th May, 2017|2017, News|

Media Advisory: IADC to Participate in OTC Week Events

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) will be participating in several events over the course of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, 1 May, through 4 May.
28th April, 2017|2017, News|

IADC Praises Executive Order for Interior Review of Offshore Drilling

Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order that instructs the Department of Interior to review offshore drilling locations and begin streamlining regulation governing offshore development. In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:
28th April, 2017|2017, News|