David Lewis, president of Lewis Engineering Group and IADC Jackup Rig Committee secretary, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott on the work of the Jackup Committee. The committee was recognized with an IADC Presidential Achievement Award at the 2013 IADC HSE & Training Conference in Houston on 5 February in Houston.
By Amy Rose, director-external relations
IADC presented awards to the Jackup Rig Committee and Mike Hoyle of GL Noble Denton at the 2013 IADC HSE & Training Conference in Houston on 5 February.
The Jackup Rig Committee was recognized with the IADC Presidential Achievement Award for its contribution to the publication of the ISO standards for site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units. “This award represents a lot of hard work by some really dedicated engineers and managers in the jackup committee. I am happy that their work is being recognized,” David Lewis, president of Lewis Engineering Group and committee secretary, said in accepting the award on behalf of the committee. “On a personal level, being associated with members of the committee is one of the best experiences of my career.”
The committee was formed in 1997, with total disbursements for engineering studies and ISO meeting support exceeding $2 million over the past 15 years. Committee chairmen have included Dillard Hammett of ENSCO, Danny McNease of Rowan, David Russell of Rowan, Michael Marcom of Rowan and current chair Michael Dowdy of Rowan.
Separately, Mr Hoyle was presented with an Exemplary Service Award for his contribution to the ISO standards for site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units. “While it has been a group effort, the publication of the ISO would not have taken place without (Mr Hoyle’s) personal leadership, persistence and dogged determination. It is for this individual contribution that he is being recognized,” Stephen Colville, IADC president and CEO, said.
“This award is a reflection of all of the members of the committee as well as my own contributions. I’m grateful and thankful to IADC for recognizing this important work,” Mr Hoyle noted.
Mr Hoyle is head of advanced engineering in GL Noble Denton’s UK marine and offshore operation and chairman of its Technical Policy Board. He has more than 35 years of experience in the offshore industry and is widely recognized for his expertise in jackup engineering. From 1988 to 1994, he was technical secretary to the joint industry project, which created the international guideline and recommended practice for jackup assessment. Since its inception, Mr Hoyle has been convener of the International Standards Organization Work Group covering the Site-Specific Assessment of Mobile Offshore Units that developed ISO 19905-1 in 2012 and ISO 19905-2, which will soon be published.