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IADC Student Chapters: Roundup of Recent Activities!

IADC Student Chapter Members Attend India Energy Week 2024

IADC recently sponsored 10 total delegates (4 students and 1 professor from each school) of the IADC Student Chapters at MIT (Maharashtra Institute of Technology) and PDEU (Pandit Deendayal Energy University) to attend India Energy Week 2024. The four-day energy event was held 6-9 February in Goa, India. 

The students had an opportunity to showcase road safety awareness using state-of-the-art AR/VR technology and a Convincer Chair from SLB. They expressed gratitude for the opportunity to attend the event, which provided them with a unique platform for networking with distinguished industry professionals and learning about novel technologies. This premier international energy event attracted a diverse audience of 35,000+ energy professionals and 400+ global speakers, with 120+ countries represented and 80+ conference sessions. 


University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) Students Visit Halliburton Center

The IADC ULL Student Chapter Members participating in this semester’s Well Completion class had the opportunity to tour the Halliburton Integrated Completions Center (ICC) in New Iberia, Louisiana.

This state-of-the-art facility serves as the hub for Halliburton’s Gulf of Mexico completion service tools. During the visit, students engaged with Intelligent Completions, Liner Hangers, Production Packers, Service Packers, Gravel Pack tools, Frac Pack tools, and much more, gaining firsthand insights on how these tools and services operate.

Thank you to Rick Farmer and Heather Hodges for organizing this experience for the students.


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Members Attend OTC Asia Pacific & IADC Chapter Safety Awards 

IADC proudly sponsored 10 Members of the IADC UTP Student Chapter to attend OTC Asia 2024, held 27 Feb – March 1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The students expressed gratitude for the invaluable opportunity of being exposed to cutting-edge technology, insightful presentations, and a large network of industry professionals. 

Additionally, the students were invited to attend the IADC Southeast Asia Chapter’s Annual Safety Awards for 2023, held in conjunction with OTC Asia. During the event, students witnessed the commitment to safety within the industry, and they were also awarded with a sponsorship check to support their efforts throughout the coming year. 


Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) Students Visit Rig 

Final year students in the IADC MIT Student Chapter participated in a field visit at the Rohini Yard of Das Offshore Ltd. Students gained invaluable insights into the offshore drilling industry and had the opportunity to observe the ONGC Sagar Shakti jackup rig up close. This visit not only deepened their understanding of their field of study, but also allowed them to interact with industry professionals. A big thank you to Arun Karle and DAS Offshore Limited for providing these students with such an enriching and memorable experience!


About IADC Student Chapters 

IADC’s Student Chapter program was started in 2017 when the need for a formal vehicle for engaging with the next generation of young professionals was identified. At that time, students were also expressing a desire for opportunities to engage with the drilling industry while still in school. The IADC Student Chapter program serves as a supplement to the academic aspect provided by the universities. The Chapters provide unique opportunities for students to learn about the practical side of the industry and their future professions. These opportunities generally consist of attending conferences, rig tours, and other industry events.