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Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC)

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The Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC) is responsible for the development of technical Industry Recommended Practices (IRPs) for the upstream oil and gas industry. IRPs apply to drilling, completions and servicing of wells. DACC's primary focus is the development of IRPs to address safety, environmental performance, cost efficiencies, technical optimization and productivity.

Click here to view list of DACC IRPs
Click here to contact DACC - Safety@EnergySafetyCanada.com

Patrick J Delaney (Chair)
Vice President, Health and Safety
Petroleum Services Association of Canada
Russell Nibogie (CAODC)
Manager, Operations
Ray Coleman (CAODC)
Senior Vice President
Akita Drilling

Marty Muir (CAPP)

Completion Specialist, D&C Technology and Performance Group

Husky Energy

Gary Leach (EPAC)
Explorers and Producers Association of Canada

Jim Delsing (CAPP)

WEO Chief Engineer,

ConocoPhillips Canada



Grant Stevens (PSAC)
Grant Production Testing
John Taskinen (PSAC)
Snubco Pressure Control
Lorne Barsness (Associate)
Senior Petroleum Inspector
Manitoba Innovation, Energy, and Mines

Gary Ericson (Associate)
District Manager
Saskatchewan - Ministry of Economy, Petroleum Development

Fazal Hussain (Associate)
Sr Workplace Safety Engineer
Alberta Labour

Abul Kabir  (Associate)
Drilling Engineer/ Project Manager
National Energy Board
Ron MacDonald (Associate)
Senior advisor - Technical Operations
Alberta Energy Regulator

John Nurkowski (Associate)
Drilling and Completions Engineer
British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission

Joy Piehl (Associate)
Industry Specialist, OHS - Oil and Gas


Energy Safety Canada serves as the secretariat for the Drilling and Completions Committee. In that capacity, Energy Safety Canada provides administrative support to the ongoing work of DACC and its technical subcommittees. Energy Safety Canada also publishes and hosts the DACC IRP library.

Secretary / Energy Safety Canada Point of Contact
Candace Clowry
Administrative Assistant, Industry Development & Support


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