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Houston (22 May 2017) –Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently announced his selection of Scott A. Angelle to head the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:
“IADC is pleased with the selection of Scott A. Angelle to lead BSEE. His reputation as a tough defender of offshore safety and his commitment to cultivating the natural resources of the U.S., make him an ideal director for BSEE. IADC looks forward to working with Director Angelle on a wide variety of issues that affect drilling contractor operations, most importantly on the Bureau’s Well Control Rule, which IADC and other industry groups have consistently argued is flawed and requires significant changes to be effective.
Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.