Gulf Drilling internal hosts the 3rd GCC national drilling companies exchange meeting

Gulf Drilling internal hosts the 3rd GCC national drilling companies exchange meeting

14-03-2011

Gulf Drilling International Limited hosted 3rd meeting of GCC National Drilling Contractors on 9th March 2011 to exchange ideas and discuss subjects of mutual interest. The companies forming part of this group are Gulf Drilling International from Qatar; National Drilling Company from Abu Dhabi, UAE; Kuwait Drilling Company, and Abraj Energy Services from Oman.
The inaugural meeting was held in Abu Dhabi followed by the 2nd meeting in Saudi Arabia. The main intent of these meetings is to provide a forum to freely discuss industry issues, exchange ideas with respect to common challenges faced by GCC drilling contractors and to offer solutions based on prior experience. The ultimate objectives of these meetings are to raise the standards and capabilities of GCC national drilling contractors to those of international drilling contractors, and to cut down on training, warehousing and procurement costs by grouping resources for combined use

The topics in this meeting were driven by recent events in the oil and gas industry. Discussions regarding the impact of the Gulf of Mexico blow-out on well control certifications and training were particularly useful to determine future acquisition plans for equipment as well as the training and development of rig crews. The 2nd subject examined in detail was Procurement Management and the supply chain process. Discussions included the interface between operations (the end users), warehousing and procurement. A common objective of all drilling contractors is to have materials sourced from suppliers quickly and efficiently while minimizing the quantity of stocks on hand. Several ways to help achieve these common objectives were exchanged.

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