IADC recently hosted a Fly-In in Washington, D.C. for onshore members. Those who attended participated in 20 meetings, visiting with 19 Congressional offices and the Chemical Safety Board. They also hosted an educational ‘Snack and Learn’ educational event on Capitol Hill for Congressional staff, agency staff, trade associations and anyone else who had an interest in learning more about the latest advancements in offshore drilling technology.
IADC members in attendance included Mike Garvin, Sr. Vice President, Operations Support; Patterson-UTI Drilling Company; Scott McKee, Vice President, Marketing, Cactus Drilling Company; Chris Menefee, Vice President – Business Development, Independence Contract Drilling and Mike Bowie, Director, Oilfield Equipment – North America, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE). From IADC, Liz Craddock, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs; Bob Warren Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs – Onshore and Matt Giacona, Legislative Assistant, were also in attendance.
The Snack and Learn featured a 101 on Onshore Drilling presentation.The group met with Members of Congress from Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Dakota, Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Arkansas. They also met separately with Chemical Safety Board Director of Recommendations Charles Barbee.