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McFarland Editorial: IADC is “Leading Collaborative Change”

In his editorial in the November/December issue of Drilling Contractor magazine, IADC President Jason McFarland discusses how the 80-year-old trade association served as a (virtual) meeting point this year, supporting Members across the globe as they navigated through 2020’s many uncertainties. Despite the distance, the Association kept the lines of communication open and supported Members where it was needed.

“Conversations – either with member company representatives or through chapters, regional directors, committees and students – determine how we address our members’ varied interests across companies, roles and regions.”

Throughout his summary of how IADC spent its anniversary year, McFarland underscored how the Association’s “is, and always has been, a member-driven, member-led association.”

These core values position it well to help Members navigate these difficult times. From “cross-sector partnerships” on joint trade efforts to “cross-disciplinary collaboration” on conferences and committees, IADC worked to keep the industry updated on the latest developments in public safety protocols, to advocate for sensible government regulations and oilfield worker classification, and to facilitate crew movements and virtual learning.

Remaining upbeat despite the 2020 hurdles, McFarland stated that he is “confident that IADC will remain well-positioned to serve its Members for many years to come.”

Read Jason McFarland’s entire editorial on the DC Magazine website.