Message from the Chairman

Dear Members,

The IADC-SAPC was formed to provide a forum for its members to Meet, Share and Make a Difference. Traditionally IADC Chapters focus on Drilling Contractor activities but the SAPC has expanded that remit to include a wide range of businesses and industries to the benefit of the Chapter members.

After a very tough and challenging 2020 where we saw the cancellation of our beloved Golf Tournament, we are hopefully seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. Let’s hope the vaccines are as effective as we are all hoping they will be.

It has taken strong leadership from the Chapter Committee together with the dedicated commitment of volunteer Chapter members to ensure the Chapter activities that continued added value to all members.

While 2021 has started off slowly we are hoping it will build to a crescendo by Q4 when we can see the completion of some of the strategies being proposed.

These strategies have been created to further strengthen the effectiveness of the Chapter and include:

  • Survey to members – so you can tell us what you want and what we need to improve on.
  • HSE Awards – to recognise best practice HSE performance in our region
  • How we can expand the reach of the chapter to ensure all regional members benefit equally.

There is a lot to look forward to in 2021 from new COVID-19 vaccines to unrestricted travel returning. One thing is certain though and that is that 2021 promises to be an exciting time for the Chapter and I look forward to meeting with you all over the course of the year to get your ideas on how to ensure we continue to deliver on your expectations of us.


Wayne Bauer 
IADC-SAPC Chairman



Wayne Bauer 
  • Wayne Bauer
  • Chairman
Emaar Business Park, Building 1, Office 520, The Greens, Dubai, U.A.E.

 Doug McEwan
  • Doug McEwan
  • Vice Chairman
Reef Tower, 28th Floor, Cluster O, Jumeirah Lake Towers,, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • Mike Simpson
  • Secretary
Cansco Dubai LLC
154 Street 70, Jebel Ali Industrial Area 3, Dubai, U.A.E

  • William Devoto
  • Treasurer
Safar Oilfield Services
Emaar Square, Building 2, Office 103, Downtown Dubai, U.A.E