6 July 2017

Streamlined Process for Onshore Federal Land Leases Welcomed by Drilling Contractors

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued Secretarial Order 3354 to streamline the process by which oil and gas leasing permits are granted for work on onshore federal lands.
30 June 2017

IADC Supports SEA Act to Streamline Offshore Seismic Permit Process

IADC partnered with IAGC, API and NOIA to sponsor this bill because we believe it provides a common-sense fix to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to address excessively lengthy permitting delays.
29 June 2017

IADC Supports White House Plan to Promote U.S. Energy Development, dubbed the Golden Era of American Energy

This afternoon, as part of the White House’s energy week, President Trump announced a new six-point initiative to promote U.S. energy development. In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:
15 June 2017

Drilling Industry Focuses on Safety and Training During OSHA Safe and Sound Week

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) shares OSHA’s commitment to workplace safety and is supportive of the administration’s efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the value of workplace safety and health programs.
15 June 2017

IADC Statement on BSEE Announcement of Lease Extensions

Today, BSEE announced the extension of leases doubling the amount of time offshore oil and gas operators have to coordinate development operations and retain their leases in federal waters of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
22 May 2017

IADC Praises Selection of Scott A. Angelle as BSEE Director

“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."
10 May 2017

IADC Statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection Withdrawal of Jones Act Modification Notice

“IADC is pleased with today’s CBP notice. The now-withdrawn proposal offered a new interpretation of decades-old customs rulings and created uncertainty by potentially reclassifying as “merchandise” much of the drilling equipment used in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
10 May 2017

U.S. Senate Fails to Move Forward to Repeal BLM Rule on Methane Emissions

“IADC is disappointed with today’s Senate vote regarding BLM’s duplicative and costly methane emissions rule. Since the rule was first introduced in 2016, IADC, along with our industry partners, has argued that the regulation would have the unintended impact of fewer jobs, higher costs for consumers and less energy security and federal revenue.
28 April 2017

Media Advisory: IADC to Participate in OTC Week Events

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) will be participating in several events over the course of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, 1 May, through 4 May.