Monthly eNewsletter from the IADC

IADC Participates in Discussion with US Department of Energy

On Monday, 15 August 2022, IADC participated in a joint industry meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Deputy Secretary, David Turk, and members of the Federal Lands Coalition. The group discussed how the industry can work with the Biden Administration to improve energy security in the U.S. and abroad, expand hydrocarbon exports to growing international markets, and responsibly replenish the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Attending the meeting on behalf of drilling contractors was Matt Giacona, Director of Government & Industry Affairs for the International Association of Drilling Contractors, who joined fellow Federal Lands Coalition members Tim Tarpley of Energy Workforce & Technology Council, Daniel Naatz of Independent Petroleum Association of America – IPAA, Aaron M. Johnson of Western Energy Alliance, Tim Stewart of USOGA DC (US Oil and Gas Association), and Kevin Bruce of Arena Offshore, LP.

IADC President, Jason McFarland, issued the following statement regarding the meeting:

“On behalf of drilling contractors around the world, IADC welcomes continued dialogue with the Biden Administration on these crucial issues. We hope the Administration sees us and our industry allies as sincere partners and resources as we look to continue to improve the North American market for all consumers of energy.”