Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling (UBO / MPD) Committee

Mission Statement

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

Committee Officers

  • Chairman: Martin Culen, Blade Energy Partners
  • Vice Chairman: David Pavel, Welling & Company
  • Staff Liaison: TBD

 

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Committee Functions

  • Provide an open exchange of information concerning UBO and MPD through quarterly meetings, annual conference and networking within the affiliated companies.
  • Review, edit and author industry recommended practices that apply directly to the use of UBO and MPD.
  • Provide recommendations to IADC’s Executive Committee, regulatory bodies and standards setting organizations.
  • Create, evaluate and maintain Training, HSE, Well Control, Legislative and Regulatory requirements.
  • Provide leadership in the industry to create and promote the most up to date standards and recommended practices.

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A member appointed by the Chairman of IADC will chair the UBO / MPD Committee. The Committee Chairman may at his discretion appoint a reasonable number of Committee Vice-Chairmen to oversee specific disciplines or issues (e.g., onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues, etc.)

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

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