Committees

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Committees cover a wide range of issues and topics critical to the global drilling industry, and are IADC’s principal forums for pursuing its goals:

  • Improve industry health, safety and environmental practices
  • Advance drilling and completion technology
  • Champion responsible standards, practices, legislation and regulations that provide for safe, efficient and environmentally sound drilling operations worldwide

IADC boasts two types of committees – Standing and Divisional. Standing Committees are the legacy or founding committees of IADC, such as HSE and Tax. Divisional Committees have been created as the needs of our industry dictate, for a specific purpose or project. Some examples of Divisional Committees are Underbalanced Operations/Managed Pressure Drilling (UBO/MPD) and Advanced Rig Technology.

View a complete list of IADC’s Standing and Divisional Committees.

Accounting Issues/Procedures Committee

The mission of the IADC Accounting Issues/Procedures Committee is to facilitate the exchange of information regarding accounting and financial reporting issues, current/proposed processes and compliance with FASB, PCAOB and SEC rules and regulations through the exchange of best practices among its committee members and the industry.

Advanced Rig Technology Committee

To improve safety and efficiency through sound operating procedures, design of automated systems and standardizing automation. Issues of note include control philosophy, communication protocol between equipment, competency, and comprehensive automation of the complete drilling process, integrating surface and downhole equipment, including completion systems.

Contracts Committee

To promote clarity and efficiency in commercial documentation within the global drilling community and foster a wider understanding of contracts and risk management.

Drilling Engineers Committee

The Drilling Engineers Committee was formed to advance new technology related to drilling wells.

Ethics & Compliance Committee

The mission of the IADC Ethics & Compliance Committee is to foster the international understanding and compliance with applicable laws, including but not limited to laws addressing corruption, bribery, trade controls, and fair competition. The committee will also promote the highest standards of ethics within the drilling industry by providing a forum for sharing strategies designed to promote ethical behavior. Through shared best practices, the committee will work to educate its members on developments in principles of ethics and business conduct, effective risk management, and applicable laws, as well as trends in assurance and enforcement.

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Committee

The mission of the IADC Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Committee is to provide a forum to exchange the best practices of Committee members and to disseminate those practices to the IADC membership; to structure the performance measures of the industry and assist the IADC in their promotion and publication; and to serve as a channel for members, government agencies, manufacturers and customers to interact to improve the performance of the industry in matters relating to occupational safety and health, and environmental affairs.

Jack-Up Committee

To pursue policies and recommendations facilitating the safe and efficient operation of jackup drilling units.

Maintenance Committee

The mission of the IADC Maintenance Committee is to facilitate the exchange of information regarding maintenance, regulatory compliance, and equipment performance through the exchange of best practices among its committee members, equipment manufacturers, and the industry.

Rig Moving Committee

The mission of the IADC Rig Moving Committee is to protect our employees, equipment, and the environment by providing leadership and guidance for industry practices and regulations. The committee will also provide a forum to exchange the best practices of members and to disseminate those practices to the IADC membership; and to serve as a channel for members, government agencies, manufacturers and customers to interact to improve the performance of the industry in matters relating to rig moving activities.

Supply Chain Committee

The purpose of the IADC Supply Chain Committee is to facilitate the exchange of best practices, establish standardized performance measures for suppliers in our industry, and to assist members, suppliers, and other IADC groups through interaction, knowledge sharing, and reporting. In addition, the IADC Supply Chain Committee would endeavor to improve the overall performance of the global Drilling Contractor supply chain in order to better serve customers and key stake holders.

Tax Committee

The mission of the IADC Tax Committee is to serve as a channel for members to exchange information and better understand the latest developments in taxation affecting the drilling industry.

Technical Publications Committee

The mission of the IADC Technical Publications Committee is to publish a comprehensive, practical, and readily understandable series of peer-reviewed books on the petroleum drilling industry in order to educate and guide industry personnel at all levels.

Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee

To promote the safe and efficient execution of underbalanced operations and managed pressure drilling worldwide.

Well Control Committee

The purpose of the Well Control Committee is to advance the drilling industry by providing an international, industry-wide forum for networking and exchanging of best practices, and setting of standards related to well control.

Workforce Development Committee

The mission of the Workforce Development Committee is to promote awareness of training and to facilitate the exchange of information regarding suitable training methods and materials that benefit the worldwide drilling and drilling services industries.

IADC committees operate under strict antitrust guidelines.

To review IADC’s antitrust guidelines, click here.

A guide for Committee Chairman can be found here.

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