Technical Publications Committee

IADC Technical Publications Committee

Mission Statement

Create a comprehensive, practical, and readily understandable series of peer-reviewed publications on well construction and integrity in the energy industry to educate and guide personnel at all levels.


Dr. Fred Growcock

Vice Chairs
Mark Morgan & Nace Peard

Mary Dimataris

Staff Liaison
Bill Krull, IADC

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Committee Structure

A member appointed by the Chairman of IADC will chair the IADC Technical Publications 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.

IADC Committee activities are governed by IADC’s Antitrust Policy and Guidelines. IADC Technical Committee meetings are not open to the Press.

Meeting Schedule

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Date Function Location
14 July 2022 Committee Meeting IADC HQ & Virtual Hybrid

Committee Meetings Policy

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.

All dates and times are subject to change.

Published Books

A Practical Handbook for Drilling Fluids Processing

Authored by
Samuel Bridges and Dr. Leon Robinson

A Practical Handbook for Drilling Fluids Processing delivers a much-needed reference for drilling fluid and mud engineers to safely understand how the drilling fluid processing operation affects the drilling process. Agitation and blending of new additions to the surface system are explained with each piece of drilled solids removal equipment discussed in detail. Several calculations of drilled solids, such as effect of retort volumes, are included, along with multiple field methods, such as determining the drilled solids density. Tank arrangements are covered as well as operating guidelines for the surface system. Rounding out with a solutions chapter with additional instruction and an appendix with equation derivations, this book gives today’s drilling fluid engineers a tool to understand the technology available and step-by-step guidelines of how-to safety evaluate surface systems in the oil and gas fields. 622 pages. Copyright © Gulf Professional Publishing 2020.

Casing and Liners for Drilling and Completion

Authored by
Ted G. Byrom

The IADC Drilling Control System Alarm Management Guidelines covers philosophy, documentation, master list of alarms, management of change and rationalization for drilling control system alarming. The new document is intended to assist system suppliers and drilling contractors improve alarm treatment, as defined by job responsibility. 12 pages. Copyright © IADC 2016. All rights reserved.

Coiled Tubing Operations

Authored by
Les Skinner, P.E.

“Coiled Tubing Operations” provides a general description of coiled tubing units (CTU), as well as CTU components, operations and applications, including CT drilling. Appendices provide detailed mathematical derivations and calculations for CT operations. Includes five chapters, a summary of acronyms and abbreviations, glossary, index of figures and general index.

Drillers Knowledge Book

Authored by
Dr. Leon Robinson and Juan Garcia

Written for experienced drillers, the “Drillers Knowledge Book” provides never-before published solutions to common drilling problems and methods to to continually improve efficiency during drilling. The “Drillers Knowledge Book” covers all aspects of drilling, including well design and construction, hydraulic optimization, rock mechanics, drilling fluid processing and much more.

Hydraulic Rig Technology and Operations

Authored by
Les Skinner, P.E.

Delivers the full spectrum of topics critical to running a hydraulic rig. This single product covers all the specific specialties and knowledge needed to keep production going, from their history, to components and equipment. Also included are the practical calculations, uses, drilling examples, and technology used today. Supported by definitions, seal materials and shapes, and Q&A sections within chapters.

Managed Pressure Drilling

Authored by
Bill Rehm

More important than ever, this new and developing technology is literally changing drilling engineering for future generations. These cutting-edge technologies and processes are explained in easy-to-understand language, complete with worked examples, problems and solutions. Great textbook for both the engineering student and the veteran engineer who needs to keep up with changing technology.

Practical Wellbore Hydraulics and Hole Cleaning

Authored by
Mark Ramsey

Presents a single resource with explanations, equations and descriptions that are important for wellbore hydraulics, including hole cleaning. Topics such as the impact of temperature and pressure of fluid properties are covered, as are vertical and deviated-from-vertical hole cleaning differences. The importance of bit hydraulics optimization, drilling fluid challenges, pressure drop calculations, downhole properties, and pumps round out the information presented. Packed with example calculations and handy appendices.

Underbalanced Drilling Handbook: Limits and Extremes

Authored by
Bill Rehm

Derived from conventional air drilling, underbalanced drilling is increasingly necessary to meet today’s energy and drilling needs. To further explain this essential drilling procedure, Bill Rehm, an experienced legend in drilling along with his co-editors, has complied Underbalanced Drilling: Limits and Extremes, written under the auspices of the IADC Technical Publications Committee.

Well Cementing Operations

Authored by
Ron Sweatman

“Well Cementing Operations” covers techniques and developments never before published in a single source – overview of basic well-cementing theory, best practices and real-world applications, calculations and problem-solving exercises. Perfect for both newly hired and experienced rig-based personnel, students, and engineers in the office.

Well Integrity for Workovers and Recompletions 1st Edition

Authored by
Les Skinner, P.E.

Well Integrity for Workovers and Recompletions delivers the concise steps and processes necessary to ensure that production wells minimize failure. After understanding the introductory background on well integrity and establishing the best baseline, the reference advances into various failure modes that can be expected. Rounding out with an explanation and tools concerning economic considerations, such as how to increase reserve potential and rate of return, the book gives oil and gas engineers and managers a vital solution to keeping their assets safe and effective for the long-term gain.

Fundamentals of Horizontal Wellbore Cleanout

Authored by
Xianzhi Song, Gensheng Li, Zhengming Xu, Subhash Shah

Fundamentals of Horizontal Wellbore Cleanout delivers the latest methods regarding effective sand cleanout tools in horizontal wellbores. Providing the most relevant information, including sand bed formation, sand settling velocity, friction and hydraulics, this book covers the most effective tools and emerging technologies. Sections discuss the settling characteristics of sand and the effects of particle shape and size on drag coefficients, along with models for drag coefficients using experimental data. Numerical studies on sand transport efficiency as well as prediction models of sand concentration and an evaluation of friction between pipe and sand bed are also included.

Anticipated Titles

  • Drill Bits – Bob Radtke et al.
  • The Non-Aqueous Drilling Fluids Handbook – Fred Growcock et al.
  • Fundamentals of Horizontal Well Cleanout by Rotary Jets – Subhash Shah et al.
  • Corrosion through the Lens of Well Integrity – Valerie Wilson
  • Well Integrity – Arash Haghshenas
  • Complex Trajectory Drilling, 4th ed – Mitch Abahusayn and Bill Elks
  • Rig Design & Selection – Bill Dixon with Mark Dreith

Resources & Links

This page contains lists of all available resources, documents, videos for the Technical Publications Committee. These may include best practices, guidelines, and/or special reports, as well as documents on topics such as onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues and more. Also included is a section for links to useful websites.

Committee Handouts

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Committee Initiatives

  • Onshore Drilling Waste Management – David Stephenson
  • Offshore Drilling Waste Management – John Candler
  • Composition & Properties of Drilling, Completion and Fracturing Fluids – Ryen Caenn
  • Practical Chemistry for Oil & Gas Well Construction – Mark Luyster
  • An Engineering Approach to Lost Circulation – Paul Scott
  • The Human Factor in Oil & Gas Well Operations – Marcin Nazaruk