Drilling Industry News

IADC Praises Selection of Scott A. Angelle as BSEE Director

  • 22nd May, 2017

“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."

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

  • 10th May, 2017

“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.

IADC Praises Executive Order for Interior Review of Offshore Drilling

  • 28th April, 2017

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:

IADC Praises Senate Confirmation of Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy

  • 3rd March, 2017

“Secretary Perry has a successful history of supporting oil and gas development, while also encouraging the development of renewable energy sources, and he is therefore well suited in his new role at the DOE. IADC specifically hopes to work with Secretary Perry to ensure a more timely review of LNG export permits and on revitalizing the Fossil Office within the Department.

IADC Praises Senate Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

  • 3rd March, 2017

“It is the mandate of the Department of Interior to develop the tremendous natural resources within the U.S., and to ensure that this is done in a safe and environmentally sound manner. IADC looks forward to working with Secretary Zinke and his staff on a wide variety of issues including the BSEE Well Control Rule, BOEM’s Air Quality Rule, BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule and other issues related to contractor liability and financial assurance.

IADC Hosts “Onshore Drilling 101” Educational Event on Capitol Hill

  • 3rd March, 2017

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is hosting an “IADC Onshore Drilling 101” Lunch and Learn event at noon today at 406 Dirksen/EPW Committee Hearing Room. Onshore IADC members will present information about the role of the drilling contractor in the well construction process and will present industry safety data and feature a discussion on environmental stewardship.

IADC Praises Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

  • 3rd March, 2017

“IADC and its members are looking forward to working with Administrator Pruitt on a wide variety of high-profile regulations that carry with them the ability to deeply impact oil and gas activities in this country. Given his background, and his Oklahoma roots, we expect that Administrator Pruitt has a unique understanding of our industry and the vitally important role it plays in the U.S. economy.

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: