CONNECTING STUDENTS TO THE GLOBAL DRILLING INDUSTRY

About IADC Student Chapters

IADC Student Chapters provide an avenue for students to connect to global IADC activities, drilling industry professionals, and the industry as a whole. Chapter activities typically include opportunities to meet and exchange ideas, socialize, and learn about the drilling industry.

IADC supports student chapters by coordinating rig visits, factory tours, industry professional speakers, conference attendance and opportunities to connect with potential future employers.

To start a student chapter, the following is required:

• Minimum of 12 students interested
• Identification of Student Chapter Officers (4)
• Faculty advisor
• College/University membership in IADC
• Agreement with IADC’s Student Chapter Guidelines on Professionalism

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IADC Student Chapters in the News

Recent DRILLBITS articles on IADC Student Chapters

March 2019 – DRILLBITS

IADC University of Wyoming Student Chapter Participates in Rig Visit

Students of the recently established IADC Student Chapter at the University of Wyoming were recently invited to tour Patterson-UTI Rig 901 working east of Fort Collins, Colorado.

IADC Rocky Mountain Chapter Chairman Lannie Fladeland with Patterson-UTI coordinated the rig tour through the Student Chapter officers and Dr. Brian Toelle with the University’s Petroleum Engineering Department.

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December 2018 – DRILLBITS

Student Chapter Members Attend IADC Annual General Meeting

13 students representing 4 IADC Student Chapters were invited to attend the IADC Annual General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana from 8-9 November. Students in attendance represented chapters at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Texas A&M University and the University of Wyoming.

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November 2018 – DRILLBITS

Texas A&M Student Chapter Members Tour Latshaw Rig

On 11 October Texas A&M Student Chapter members were invited to tour Latshaw Rig 15 outside of Bryan, Texas. The students were able to observe a working drilling operations and discuss well construction with the Operator Representatives and Latshaw Supervisors and crew. It also provided an opportunity to understand the connection between academic applications and field drilling operations and the students were able to learn more about career opportunities and life after graduation.

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November 2018 – DRILLBITS

University of Louisiana-Lafayette Students Tour Facility

On 26 October, 38 students from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette IADC student chapter toured the Sperry Drilling (Halliburton) facility in Broussard, Louisiana. The group was treated to a four-house comprehensive tour of the facility, which helped close the gap between theory and practical applications in the drilling business.

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June 2018 – DRILLBITS

ULL Student Chapter Members Attend Conference, Tour Weatherford Facilities

In April, students with the IADC Student Chapter at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were invited to attend a facility tour at Weatherford’s technical research facility. The students were able to view MPD systems and risers among other technical equipment during the tour, which was organized by Neal Richard, North America Technical Manager at Weatherford.
Five students from the ULL Student Chapter were also invited to attend the 2018 SPE/ IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference on 17 and 18 April in New Orleans.

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April 2018 – DRILLBITS

University of Louisiana-Lafayette Students Tour Expro Facility

On 23 March, 29 petroleum engineering students with the IADC Student Chapter at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette were invited on a facility tour of Expro. The three-hour tour at the North and Central America operation center gave the students an opportunity to see and touch wellbore intervention and flowback operations equipment, along with a variety of other items.

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April 2018 – DRILLBITS

IADC Visits University of Wyoming

In April, IADC’s Mark Denkowski, Rhett Winter and Bob Warren were invited to visit with members of the University of Wyoming’s Petroleum Engineering Department to discuss collaboration with IADC and the possibility of a future IADC student chapter at the University. The group was also able to view the Department’s simulator and virtual reality theatre which focuses on drilling.

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March 2018 – DRILLBITS

Missouri S&T IADC Student Chapter Members Attend 2018 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Students from the IADC Student Chapter at Missouri S&T were invited to visit and experience the 2018 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, 6-8 March in Fort Worth, Texas. Back row from left are Mike DuBose, Tyler Charles, Grand August, Dalton Buchanan and MS&T Professor Rickey Hendrix. Front row from left are Vishwaksen Reddy, Tessa Mortensen, Katie Miller and Megan Lopez. Mr DuBose is IADC VP of International Development and serves as staff liaison for IADC’s student chapters.

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Existing IADC Student Chapters

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