Houston, Texas (September 22, 2014) – At the annual Offshore Energy Center gala on 20 September, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) was recognized with an election to the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame as a Technology Pioneer. IADC was awarded the honor in the category of Health Safety and Environment for work on API Recommended Practice 75.
Additionally, Alan Spackman, IADC Vice President, Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs, was individually recognized as a Technology Pioneer in the same category.
The awards, presented annually, recognize innovations that stand out in the development of the offshore industry and its resources. IADC previously received the award in 2013 for the development of the HSE Case Guidelines and in 2003 for the development of offshore safety programs, including the Rig Safety Recognition Program and the Rig Pass and WellCAP training programs.
Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.