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How the Lodgepole Blowout led to DACC and Industry Recommended Practices (IRPs)

The Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC) responsible for the development of recommended technical operating practices for the upstream oil and gas industry in the areas of drilling, completions and servicing of wells.

Patrick Delaney, former long-term DACC member and committee chair,  details the events of the Lodgepole disaster and the evolution of the industry-led committee that sets best practices for drilling and completions in Western Canada.