Monthly eNewsletter from the IADC

IADC Student Chapter Members Visit Valaris Offshore Rig

Last month, 26 IADC Student Chapter Members had the opportunity to tour the semisubmersible unit VALARIS 8503 in Galveston, Texas while they were in town for the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference. For many of these next-gen drilling professionals, it was their first time setting foot on an offshore drilling rig.

Valaris crew members provided a comprehensive tour, offering students an up-close look at the intricate workings of a semisubmersible. From the drilling floor to the living quarters, each aspect of the operation was showcased, giving the students a firsthand understanding of the complexities and technical expertise involved in safe and efficient offshore drilling operations.

This rig tour was more than an educational experience; it was an opportunity to ignite passion and inspire the next generation. Thank you to our friends at Valaris for making this experience possible!