Drilling Industry News

U.S. House Votes on H.J.RES. 36 to repeal BLM Rule on Methane Emissions; IADC Applauds Actions, Urges Senate to Act Swiftly

  • 3rd February, 2017

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.J.RES. 38 which is a Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule, “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation.” This rule regulated methane emissions via venting and flaring limitations on public and Indian lands. In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:

IADC Praises Selection of Congressman Ryan Zinke to Lead Department of Interior

  • 3rd January, 2017

As a Member of Congress representing Montana, Rep. Zinke has a unique understanding of the importance of public lands, and in his appointed position, he will have control over federal lands and will regulate offshore energy development. Advancing U.S. energy should be at the forefront of the new administration’s energy policy, and IADC and its members look forward to the opportunity to work with Rep. Zinke on initiatives that will continue to enable the U.S. to be an energy powerhouse.

IADC Comments on Federal Offshore Leasing Program, Expresses Disappointment with Exclusion of Arctic

  • 29th November, 2016

“By failing to include the Arctic in the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program, the outgoing Administration has proven that it is not interested in growing an industry that provides both jobs and economic benefits for all Americans. IADC members are disappointed that all areas outside of the Gulf of Mexico are excluded from the plan, as it signals a missed opportunity to supply more jobs and strengthen energy independence for the U.S.”

IADC Partners with Wounded Warrior Project to Employ Injured Veterans

  • 11th November, 2016

Offering meaningful employment opportunities for injured U.S. veterans is the goal of a unique collaboration between the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), Lloyd’s Register and the Wounded Warrior Project. The program offers an opportunity for veterans, through the Wounded Warrior Project’s Warriors to Work Program, to work as proctors, overseeing the testing assessment portion of IADC’s WellSharp well control training program.