IADC Recognizes Excellence with Exemplary Service Awards on First Day of Annual General Meeting Conference

Scottsdale, Ariz. (November 3, 2016) – The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) presented industry veterans Scott McReaken and Terry Loftis with Exemplary Service Awards today during the association’s Annual General Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to IADC and their commitment to improving and advancing safety, training and technology throughout the industry.

Scott McReaken, Sevan Drilling, was recognized for serving as IADC Secretary/Treasurer since 2013 and for his service as an IADC Executive Committee member. Terry Loftis, Transocean, was recognized for his work as chairman of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee.

“Terry and Scott are each truly dedicated to the mission of IADC, and I am proud to present this well-deserved award to them in recognition of their deep commitment to our association,” said Jason McFarland, IADC President. “It goes without saying that an association is only as strong as the members who support it, and I am thankful for our members who volunteer their time and expertise to support IADC.”

Today’s conference also featured presentations on the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Well Control Rule by Doug Morris, Chief of Offshore Regulatory Programs for BSEE, and a featured address on oil and gas activities in Latin and America and the Caribbean by Jorge Pinon, University of Texas at Austin. Other presentations by industry veterans included a candid discussion on the future outlook for drilling contractors, and a general outlook on the offshore and onshore rig markets, among other topics.

For more information, and the full conference program, please visit the IADC Events website. http://www.iadc.org/event/2016-iadc-annual-general-meeting/

About IADC

Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.