Monthly eNewsletter from the IADC

Incident Statistics Program’s 2023 Annual Report Now Available

IADC recently published the Incident Statistics Program (ISP) 2023 Annual Report, which provides a summary of occupational incidents for drilling contractors operating worldwide. In this report, safety data is compiled separately for both onshore and offshore operations within 9 geographic regions.

Despite increased rig demand in 2023, the incidence rates decreased slightly from 2022. During 2023, 71 drilling contractors participated in the Incident Statistics Program, representing a total of 377,694,438 man-hours worked. Contractors striving for safety improvement by participating in the ISP program reported 966 Recordable incidents, including 263 Lost Time incidents and 10 fatalities.


More About the Incident Statistics Program

IADC’s Incident Statistics Program was initially created to track safety and accident information across the drilling industry. To achieve this goal, it has a three-prong mandate:

  • To record data reflecting accident experience, which can be compared to other industries
  • To identify causes and trends of drilling industry injuries
  • To provide a means of recognizing rig crews for outstanding safety performance

This data is collected and published in ISP Quarterly Summary Reports, which include a year-to-date summary. ISP data is also published on an annual basis and is available on our website.

Since 1962, participation in the ISP has been voluntary and open to all drilling contractors. However, a company must participate in the ISP and be a Member of IADC in order to qualify for rig/unit recognition.

The IADC Incident Statistics Program provides for the recognition of drilling rigs that achieve a one-year period without a lost time incident or illness. The ISP also provides for recognition of drilling rigs that achieve the accomplishment of operation for a one-year period without a recordable incident or illness, with IADC ISP plaques available to order on an annual basis.