IADC Student Chapters in the News
October 2019 – DRILLBITS
UL-Lafayette IADC Student Chapter Tour Facility, Host Presentation
The University of Louisiana – Lafayette (ULL) IADC Student Chapter hosted Marcel Robichaux, General Manager, Global Drilling and Completions Assurance for Chevron during the IADC/AADE chapter meeting on 13 September. Mr. Robichaux’s presentation focused on Chevron’s WellSafe assurance program, and more than 35 students attended the meeting and presentation.
ULL student chapter members also participated in a facility tour at Nabors Offshore Drilling. 25 students attended the tour, which allowed students to see up close BOPs, accumulators, pumps, top drives, draw works and rig structures.
October 2019 – DRILLBITS
IADC Student Chapters Established in India, Louisiana State University
IADC recently announced the establishment of new student chapters at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) in India and at Louisiana State University (LSU) in the United States.
The first international IADC Student chapter was established at MIT last month. During a presentation to MIT, IADC President Jason McFarland said, “Expanding the student chapter program outside of the U.S. has been a goal since its inception in 2017. To accomplish this goal by establishing a student chapter in India is particularly special, as IADC’s South Central Asia Chapter has long provided exceptional leadership in this region.”
Mr. McFarland went on to thank Mike DuBose, IADC Vice President, International Development for his leadership of the student chapter initiative and Arun Karle, President of Askara Enterprises who has supported IADC and its members in India for 25 years.
September 2019 – DRILLBITS
Texas A&M IADC Student Chapter Members Attend Independence Contract Drilling Rig Visit
The Texas A&M IADC Student Chapter was invited to visit an Independence Contract Drilling (ICD) rig in Giddings, Texas in mid-August. 30 students from Texas A&M and Ole Miss, along with 3 professors from the Texas A&M Mays School of Business attended the visit. Participating students are majoring in Business, Finance, Petroleum Engineering and Agriculture Science. The students were treated to a tour of the rig, currently working for IronRoc Energy Partners, by ICD Senior Management, along with a lunch graciously cooked by Cameron.
June 2019 – DRILLBITS
UL Lafayette Students Complete IADC WellSharp Course
In early May, petroleum engineering students at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette completed the IADC WellSharp certification course with a 100% passing rate with no retakes.
May 2019 – DRILLBITS
University of Wyoming Student Chapter Members Tour Facilities, Attend IADC Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting
On 25 April, more than 70 people attended the IADC Rocky Mountain Chapter in Casper, with 13 students from the IADC Student Chapter at the University of Wyoming also in attendance. The group received updates from both the Rocky Mountain Chapter, the student chapter, AESC and a presentation on rig automation from Justin Allen with NOV. The following day, the University of Wyoming student chapter members were invited to tour two facilities in Wyoming, the NOV Rig Repair facility and Tuboscope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.