IADC Hosts Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Educational Lunch and Learn Event on Capitol Hill

Houston (20 September 2016) – The International Association of Drilling Contractors is hosting today an “IADC Offshore Drilling 101” Lunch and Learn. The event, held at 460 Dirksen – EPW Committee Room, at noon, will detail the basics of offshore drilling operations, along with the positive impacts on the US economy.

“In April, IADC onshore members visited the Capital to educate the individuals creating our nation’s energy laws and regulatory policies on onshore drilling operations and hydraulic fracturing. The event was incredibly well received by those in attendance. Thus, we invited IADC offshore members to put together a similar program. This educational event will walk the audience through the basics of how IADC members safely drill offshore for our nation’s oil and natural gas resources that fuel our economy, while also demonstrating the jobs and economic impact provided by our member companies” said Elizabeth Craddock, IADC Vice President, Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs. “Drilling contractors, whether they operate onshore or offshore, have a vital role in the upstream oil and gas industry. They have a compelling story to tell, and during their time in D.C., they will meet with several Senators and Members of Congress to talk more about the offshore drilling industry, it’s goals and successes, and give them a better sense of who IADC’s members are and what we do.”

IADC offshore members participating include:

Brady Long, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Transocean Ltd.

James Sanislow, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Noble Drilling Services, Inc.

Steve Schappell, Location Director, Maersk Drilling, USA

Tony Seeliger, Senior Vice President of Operations, Pacific Drilling

Michael Lawson, Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Training/Competency, Rowan Companies

About IADC

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.