International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)

IADC Donates Drilling Matters Kiosk to Ocean Star Rig Museum

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Galveston, TX (23 July 2018) – The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) recently donated a kiosk loaded with interactive educational information about the upstream oil and gas industry to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center in Galveston, Texas.

The kiosk content includes an interactive drilling rig, a 3D game and narrated videos, along with basic information about drilling equipment and operations, the importance of hydrocarbons in fueling the global economy, facts about industry safety and environmental stewardship and more. The material contained in the kiosk mirrors that contained online at IADC’s Drilling Matters website.

“The Ocean Star Museum is very important in educating the public about the benefits of our industry, and IADC is proud to support their mission,” remarked IADC President Jason McFarland. “IADC’s Drilling Matters project neatly dovetails with the work of the Ocean Star Museum and the Offshore Energy Center. We are confident that many museum visitors will enjoy and benefit from the content on the new kiosk.”

The Ocean Star Museum, docked at Pier 19 in Galveston, is supported by the Offshore Energy Center (OEC). In addition to operating the rig museum, the OEC furthers awareness of the upstream industry through educational programs for students; college intern events; quarterly Executive Speaker Series luncheons; and various fundraisers.

“This will be a welcome addition to the museum content, particularly for those visitors that want more information about hydraulic fracking” said OEC Executive Director Sandra Mourton. “The videos contain wonderful animation illustrating the hydraulic fracturing process and we are delighted to have it as an on-site resource.”

IADC’s Drilling Matters website is designed to be a high-level interactive and multimedia resource focused on the value of hydrocarbons to humanity and the fundamentals of drilling operations.  To access all of the material, please visit the website at www.DrillingMatters.org.

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 IADC at www.iadc.org and www.DrillingContractor.org.

About the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center

The Ocean Star, a retired jack up rig, was acquired in 1995, moved to Galveston, refurbished, and opened as the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center in 1997.  Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, industry tours, youth groups, and families have experienced the offshore energy industry first hand through the Ocean Star.  For more information visit www.OceanStarOEC.com

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