Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC)

Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC)

April 12, 2013 14:57 ET

CAODC Presents Safety Awards to 2 868 Drillers and Rig Managers

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2013) - This weekend, the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) will continue its 33-year tradition of recognizing senior field employees who achieve 200 days of rig operations without a recordable incident.

2 868 rig employees have been nominated by 41 drilling and service rig contractors for a CAODC Safety Award.

This represents over 570 000 days in which Drillers and Rig Managers led their crews in incident-free operations in 2012.

The drilling industry will gather Saturday at the Westin Edmonton for the annual CAODC Safety Awards banquet. The service rig awards banquet will take place April 20.

Industry measures its safety performance using a formula known as Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF). TRIF for the rigs has seen significant improvement in the last decade. Incident frequency has been cut to one-third of what it was ten years ago.

CAODC president Mark Scholz ties this industry achievement directly to rig site supervision: "This industry is working safer than ever. New technology has played a role in that, but also, drillers and rig managers are professionals who make the heavy equipment on these jobsites safe work environments."

CAODC is the unified voice of the Canadian drilling and service rig industry, promoting safer and more efficient operations through advocacy, communication and needed products and services. CAODC is committed to promoting a culture of safety excellence in the industry, acting in the best interests of its member companies, their employees and the industry as a whole and continuing a strong tradition of leadership and cooperation.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
    Cindy Soderstrom
    Manager, Communications
    Cell: (403)816-1542

    Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
    2050, 717 - 7 Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB T2P 0Z3
    (403) 264-4311