North Sea Chapter

IADC North Sea Chapter

The North Sea Chapter, based in Aberdeen, represents member companies in North West Europe. Regular meetings are held to address issues of importance to member companies. Task groups and working parties are set up to deal with issues and provide a ‘voice’ for the drilling industry in key industry matters.

Chapter Office

c/o Valaris
Gateway Crescent
Gateway Business Park
Aberdeen AB12 3GA
Tel: 44/01224 780400

For more information contact the Chapter Administrator at


Richard Male, Diamond

Donald MacLeod, COSL Drilling Europe AS and Micheal Boyd, Dolphin Drilling

Allen McIntosh, NOV

Finlay Johnston, 4C Global
Paul Brown, Rigsurveys

Chapter Structure

The North Sea Chapter represents member companies in North West Europe. Regular meetings are held to address issues of importance to member companies. Task groups and working parties are set up to deal with issues and provide a ‘voice’ for the drilling industry in key industry matters.

The 2024 Chair of the North Sea Chapter is Richard Male, Diamond and Donald MacLeod, COSL Drilling Europe AS and Michael Boyd, Dolphin are Vice Chairs.

Vice Chairs Associate Members are Paul Brown, Rigsurveys and Finlay Johnston, 4C Global.

Working Parties

IADC North Sea Chapter’s current Working Parties include:

Safety, Health & Environment Working Party
Mission Statement
John Ellis (Chair)
Brian Fleming (Vice Chair)
Diamond Offshore Drilling
KCA Deutag
Training & Competency Working Party
Mission Statement
Christopher MacMillan (Chair)

Kayleigh Taylor (Vice Chair)


Shelf Drilling

HR Work Group Gail Farquhar (Chair)

Angela Halliday (Vice Chair)

Odfjell Technology


Associate Members Steering Committee TBA TBA

Representation on External Groups

Emergency Preparedness Offshore Liaison (EPOL) Stuart Clow

Rochelle Sanders



OPITO Group Gary Holman
OPITO International Board Gary Holman
OPITO Strategic Board Donald MacLeod COSL Drilling Europe AS
Offshore Training Foundation (OTF) Board Kenny Dey Archer
OPITO UK Board Kenny Dey

Gary Holman



OPITO UK Industry Forum (UKIF) Stuart Clow IADC
OMAHAC (Offshore Major Accident Hazards Advisory Committee) Stuart Clow IADC
OEUK Health and Safety Forum Stuart Clow IADC
OEUK Aviation Safety and Compliance Group (ASCG) Stuart Clow IADC
OEUK Industry Resilience Group (IRG) Stuart Clow IADC
OGUK – Pandemic Steering Group (PSG) Stuart Clow IADC
OGUK – Aviation Safety Technical Group (ASTG) Stuart Clow IADC
Step Change in Safety Leadership Team Graeme Christie Borr Drilling
Step Change in Safety Board Member Darren Sutherland
OMHEC (Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee) Claus Schiller Maersk Drilling
EERTAG (Evacuation, Escape and Rescue Technical Advisory Group) Stuart Clow IADC
Decommissioning and Repurposing Taskforce (DaRT) Donald McLeod COSL
Mental Health Taskforce Group Stuart Clow

Darren Sutherland


Borr Drilling

Wells Task Force Pete Wilson Valaris

Associate Members Steering Committee

  • Paul Brown
  • Finlay Johnson
  • Chris French
  • Sandy Milne
  • Ryan Ireland
  • George Byers
  • Helen Rush
  • Iain MacKinnon
  • Donna Gray
  • Neil Stephen
  • David Wade

Meeting Schedule

Please note the following meetings are open to North Sea Chapter Contractor and Committee members only.

NSC Meetings

Date Time
16 January 10.30
22 March 10.30
28 May 10.30
3 September 10.30
28 November 10.30

NSC Safety, Health and Environment Working Party Meetings

Date Time
30 January 10.30
24 April 10.30
2 July 10.30
10 September 10.30
26 September 10.30
12 November 10.30

NSC HR Group Meetings

Date Time
6 February 10.30
30 April 10.30
3 July 10.30
17 September 10.30
3 December 10.30

NSC Training & Competence Work Group Meetings

Date Time
23 January 10.30
23 April 10.30
27 August 10.30
29 October 10.30

Chapter Members

  • Archer (UK) Limited
  • Borr Drilling
  • COSL Drilling Europe AS
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling (UK) Ltd
  • Dolphin Drilling Ltd
  • KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd
  • Noble Drilling Ltd
  • Odfjell Technology
  • Shelf Drilling
  • Stena Drilling Ltd
  • Transocean
  • Valaris
  • Well-Safe Solutions
  • 3T Energy Group to Transforming Training with Technology
  • 4C Global Consultancy
  • Aberdeen Drilling Consultants
  • Aberdeen First Aid School
  • ABL Group
  • ADC Energy
  • Advanced Drilling Technologies (Adrilltech) FZE
  • AGR (Advance Global Recruitment)
  • Altrad Sparrows
  • AquaTerra Group Ltd
  • AquaTerra Energy
  • Aramark
  • Asset One
  • Atlas Professionals
  • Augean North Sea Services
  • Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd
  • Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group
  • Cable Solutions Worldwide Ltd
  • Delmar Systems
  • Derrick Services (UK) Limited
  • Drillmar Resources
  • Enelift
  • Enerpro Group Ltd
  • EnerQuip Ltd.
  • Engpro3 Ltd
  • Entier-Services
  • ESS Suport Services Worldwide
  • Evolution Hose Ltd
  • Expro Group Ltd
  • Fennex
  • FIS Chemicals Ltd
  • Flare Fire Safety Engineering Ltd
  • Forum Energy Technologies (UK) Ltd
  • Gates Engineering & Services Ltd
  • Gibb Safety & Survival
  • Glenside Energy Services Ltd
  • Global Resource Management Limited
  • Gulf Well Solutions
  • Halliburton ESG UK Ltd
  • Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP
  • Helideck Certification Agency
  • Highland Oilfield Services Group Ltd
  • HMH
  • igus UK Ltd
  • InterMoor
  • International SOS (Medical Services) UK Limited
  • Interocean
  • Intervention Rentals
  • ITS (International Tubular Services), Parker Drilling
  • John Lawrie Metals
  • Kishorn Port Ltd
  • LHR Marine Ltd
  • MacScott Bond Ltd
  • Maritime Developments
  • ModuSpec
  • Monitor Systems Scotland Ltd
  • MRDS Group
  • NOV Grant Prideco
  • NOV M/D Totco
  • NOV Rig Technologies
  • NOV Well-Site Services
  • NSL
  • OES Oilfield Services (UK) Limited
  • OPITO Limited
  • OSSO Ltd
  • OWM Group Ltd
  • P3 Business Care CIC
  • Polaris Learning Ltd
  • Premium Drilling Tools Ltd
  • Proserv UK Ltd
  • RAZOR Oiltools Limited
  • Red Wing UK
  • Rig Surveys Limited
  • RigQuip
  • RMI
  • R&M Electrical
  • Salos Sunesis Limited
  • Saturn FE Ltd
  • Semco Maritime Ltd
  • Sigma Electrical Export UK Ltd
  • Sodexo Energy & Resources
  • Step Oiltools (UK) Ltd
  • Stowen Group
  • TEXO
  • The REACH Group
  • Weatherford UK
  • Wellhead Electrical Supplies Ltd
  • Westerton Access Limited
  • XIC

Upcoming Events

  • 2024 Safety Awards – March
  • IADC Golf Event – June
  • IADC 2024 Meet & Greet – March & October
  • IADC 2024 Associate Members Townhall – November

IADC NSC 40th Annual Golf Day

IADC North Sea Chapter celebrated its 40th Annual Golf Event on Friday 23rd June 2023 at Peterculter Golf Club.

2022 Safety Awards

IADC North Sea Chapter held their Annual Safety Awards & Dinner on 25th March 2022 to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our members in delivering outstanding HSE performance.

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