IADC Committees Initiatives Reporting


To describe the process by which IADC committees report their annual initiatives.


Committees serve as IADC’s principal forums for pursuing its mission of improving industry health, safety and environmental practices; advancing drilling and completion technology; and championing responsible standards, practices, legislation and regulations that provide for safe, efficient and environmentally sound drilling operations worldwide.  Committees cover a wide range of issues and topics critical to the global drilling industry.

IADC boasts two types of committees – Standing and Divisional. Standing Committees represent the legacy or founding committees of IADC, such as HSE and Tax. Divisional Committees have been created as the needs of the industry dictate, for a specific purpose or project. Some examples of Divisional Committees include: Underbalanced Operations/Managed Pressure Drilling (UBO/MPD) and Advanced Rig Technology.

Reporting Process for both Divisional and Standing Committees

On an annual basis, all committees will report on their planned initiatives/projects for the year. During the fourth quarter of the previous year, committee members will identify their initiatives seeking majority support for the same.

Once majority support has been established for the initiatives, the Committee Chair will complete a reporting template. The template will include the following information:

  • Committee Name
  • Committee Chair/Co-Chair/Vice Chair (with contact information)
  • Committee Staff Liaison (with contact information)
  • Committee Mission Statement
  • Bulleted list of Committee Initiatives for the current year (one or two sentences may be added if needed to describe the initiative.)

The list of initiatives should be succinct. Detailed information of the initiative can be provided upon request. Templates should be completed no later than 31 January. Initiatives for all committees will be included in pre-read materials for the March Executive Committee meeting. After the March meeting has been held, the list of initiatives can be added to each committee web page for reference.