At DDC, quality is more than a process; it’s an attitude from top to bottom. Throughout the entire organization and in every phase of operation, DDC personnel are trained to check specifications, inspect, measure, caliper and function test every piece of equipment before it goes in the hole and nothing is taken for granted. Whether components are new or under repair, qualified service technicians put them through the same battery of tests and visual inspections. Operators in the field re-test every tool to ensure nothing was damaged in transit. Service records and QA reports are available upon request for any piece of equipment DDC ships to a location.
DDC strives to ensure that all areas of the workplace, under their direct control, conform with accepted industry practices as a minimum standard and that all employees are assured a healthful environment to pursue their careers. The family culture at DDC promotes fellow employees watching out for one another and encourages employee input anytime health issues arise. Environments outside of DDC’s direct control, such as the rig site, are monitored by the directional drillers and MWD operators for safe operating procedures. If warranted, management will intervene to ensure the proper steps are initiated to correct the situation.
DDC promotes a workplace where efficiency and safety go hand-in-hand. Every employee has been trained in on-the-job and off-the-job safety practices. DDC’s low TRIR and LTA rates are attributed to the retention of experienced personnel that know how to do their job safely. Shop personnel are trained in facility safety and how to recognize and report workplace hazards. More experienced staff members mentor newer personnel in all worksite safety procedures.
Field personnel, such as directional drillers, MWD and wireline unit operators, are trained to handle equipment safely on location and possess a full understanding of rig safety procedures. They know how to spot a potential problem and then take the proper action to ensure that safety hazards are minimized on location. They also undergo safe and defensive driver training to ensure they get to and from the field locations safely.
DDC takes pride in being a responsible corporate citizen of Texas and America. Hazardous materials are handled by specially trained personnel and disposed of in accordance to industry requirements and standards. We believe in doing everything possible to make sure our future generations will be able to enjoy the same environmental benefits as we do today.