IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition

   19 May 2011, Omni Houston Hotel Westside, Houston, TX




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Registration for this event is $175 per attendee.

Space for this event is still available. If you would like to register, please see IADC staff onsite. Registration will open at 7:30 am (CDT) on Thursday, 19 May.

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Partnering for the Future from the Operators’ Perspective - We are Listening

IADC’s Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition is the only event specifically targeting land drilling operations and technology.  Today’s land drilling contractors want to hear how to be better partners with their operator customers, especially in today’s shale plays, the most exciting market in North American oil and gas. There are plenty of challenges, and IADC Drilling Onshore 2011 will cover them all – regulation, economics, geology, equipment availability – along with market outlook and more. How can we, the contract drilling industry, help its customers derive greater value from the shales? We are listening.


Conference Program

Wednesday, 18 May

3-5 pm   Texas Ballroom
IADC Land Operations Forum (Drilling Contractors Only)

Thursday, 19 May

7 am Speaker Briefing   (Speakers, Moderators and Session Chairmen only)

7:30 am  Registration, Exhibit Viewing & Coffee Service  Coffee Sponsored by M.D. Cowan Inc.
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibition Area  Sponsored by Halliburton

8:30 am  Introduction & Welcoming Remarks

  • Joe Hurt, Regional VP North America and Lead Staff Land HSE Issues, IADC

  • Lee Hunt, President, IADC

  • Ronnie Witherspoon, IADC Vice President, Land Division; President, Superior Well Services Inc., a Nabors Company

8:45 am  Market Outlook – The Global Picture and US Shale Plays
Session Chairman: Ronnie Witherspoon, IADC Vice President, Land Division;
President, Superior Well Services Inc., a Nabors Company

  • Jim Rollyson, Vice President Equity Research, Raymond James & Associates

9:30 am  Optimizing Drilling Performance through an Integrated Approach: Eric Carre, Vice President, Halliburton Baroid
Operators and service companies have begun to increasingly align on performance-based relationships and move away from discrete service contracting. Through an integrated approach, operators can lower the total cost of well construction by drilling the wellbore efficiently and to the required quality, without sacrificing safety, efficiency and reliability. This approach must include the delivery of a proprietary engineering workflow, integrated technology, and integrated teams in a collaborative environment. This session will discuss how Halliburton has developed this capability and the results it has delivered for customers.

10 am  Coffee Service & Exhibit Viewing

10:30 am  Shale Players: An Overview – Bakken, Marcellus and Niobrara
Moderator: Ronnie Witherspoon, IADC Vice President, Land Division; President, Superior Well Services Inc., a Nabors Company

  • Steven W. Carroll, Drilling & Completion Manager, ConocoPhillips

  • Steve Bosworth, VP Worldwide Drilling, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

  • Mark Stringfield, Drilling Team Coordinator, Noble Energy Inc.

11:30 am  The Obvious and Not So Obvious Liabilities Associated with Shale Oil and Gas Drilling: Kevin R. Sisk, Sr. Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions
For drilling contractors and E&P companies alike, a number of unforeseen risks have arisen while in search of hydrocarbons in shale plays across the United States. This session will help those affected understand what those risks are and how to mitigate them.

Noon  Luncheon & Exhibit Viewing

Session Chairman: Scott Milliren, President, M.D. Cowan Inc.

1:15 pm  The Misunderstood Yet Vital Role of Competency: Shawn Galloway, President & COO, ProAct Safety
There is more to guaranteeing completion of effective training than a signature that it occurred. Achieving compliance and sustainable excellence in performance and culture requires a focus on continuously assessing for and ensuring competency. Many organizations have yet to confirm the critical knowledge transfer results from training initiatives. Moreover, most of these training programs do little to establish the necessary skills and reinforce for sustainability. This presentation focuses on identifying the many components of an effective competency program.

1:45 pm  Low Emissions Drilling Power for On-shore Rigs: Ryan Roudebush, Segment Manager - On Shore Drilling New Products, Caterpillar Inc.
A summary of emissions legislation challenges and how they will likely impact future drilling power systems. The methods in which the drilling industry meets these challenges could drive extra costs, new engine technology, and require rig operator training. This presentation will explore diesel fuel as well as alternative fuel offerings with the same goal in mind, lowering our environmental footprint and managing operating costs.

2:15 pm  The Real Value in Rig Moving: David Nightingale, President, and Peter Mathers, IE Miller Services, Inc.
Identifying the different ways drilling contractors and producers can derive value in the rig mobilization process by improving the PLANing throughout the process.

2:45 pm  Coffee Service & Exhibit Viewing    Coffee Sponsored by Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX)

3:15 pm  Shale Players: An Overview – Wolfberry, Cana, Granite Wash and Eagle Ford
: Ray Brazzel, President, Bandera Drilling Company, Inc.

  • Denzil West, Vice President Asset Development, Reliance Energy, Inc.

  • Jeff Day, Worldwide Drilling Manager, Marathon Oil Company

  • Steve Chesher, Vice President-Drilling, Central Division, Devon Energy Corporation

  • Morgan O’Brien, Drilling Manager Western Region, Petrohawk Energy Corporation

4:45 pm  Closing Remarks


Exhibition for this event is sold out.

Texas First Industrial Corporation
Rig Data
Industrial Air Tool/Ingersoll Rand
SARCO Enterprises
Rotary Drilling Tools - USA
Kittiwake Americas
Well Control School
Drilling Systems (UK) Ltd
Hardbanding Solutions
 Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.

Wild Well Control
Arnco Technology
NOV Tuboscope

Reel Group

Sunbelt Steel
 Derrick Equipment Company
 Hy-Pro Filtration

The Crosby Group
JD Neuhaus LP
Drillmec Inc.
AmerCable Inc.
Southwest Oilfield Products
Global Energy Services
NanoAmor, Inc.
 Forward Pass Supply/Sensear
LeTourneau Technologies Inc.
AWC Inc.
Enviro-Pak/Tech Oil Products
Schramm Inc.
TESCO Corporation
Worldwide Power Products

Action Specialties, LLC
TDE - ProNova
Ringers Gloves
Axon Energy Products
Network International
Triflo International, Inc.
Total Waste Management Alliance Inc

Exhibition for this event is sold out.

Conference Program Committee
Allen Williams, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Brent Wulf, Nabors Drilling USA, LP
Clyde Hebert, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling Co.
Joe Hurt, IADC
Kathy Willingham, Cactus Drilling
Mike Nuss, Ensign
Paul Mosvold, Scandrill
Ray Brazzel, Bandera Drilling Co.
Ronnie Witherspoon, Superior Well Services Inc., a Nabors Company
Scott Gordon, Unit Texas Drilling Company
Scott Milliren, M.D. Cowan Inc.
Trampas Poldrack, Basic Energy Services


Exhibition for this event is sold out.

No refunds for cancellations will be issued. Exhibitions at IADC events will be limited to showcasing products and services that advance technology, competency or HSE. Exhibitions centered on recruitment or employment should not take space at IADC events.

  • Exhibitors can set-up after 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 18 May in Texas Ballroom I-IV or Texas Ballroom Foyer.

  • You may tear down your booth space after 3:15 pm on Thursday, 19 May.

  • The exhibitor space is a 10' x 10' area. It will be set with a 6' skirted table and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed 10' across, as the space in the exhibition area will be limited.

  • Wall space for signs/banners will not be available. All signs/banners must be affixed to the table or free standing.

  • All personnel working the exhibition must be registered. Please complete the PDF registration form for each person attending the conference. With your space, you will receive one complimentary registration and up to two additional registrations for half price or $87.50.

  • Please see the map for your booth location.

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For more information, please contact
Leesa Teel, leesa.teel@iadc.org, Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org,
at +1-713-292-1945.  



There are four levels of sponsoring: Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors and Event Sponsors. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before and during the conference. IADC also offers companies the opportunity to host one of the events during the conference.

(5) Comps
(3) Comps
(1) Comp

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Event sponsorships are also available! 
For publicity and advertising information please contact Leesa Teel, leesa.teel@iadc.org, Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org,
at +1-713-292-1945.    


Hotel Information
Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079
Guest rooms rates available until 3 May 2011.
Single/Double Occupancy........$168.00

Phone: 281-558-8338        Fax: 281-558-4028

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel.

IADC Conference Registration Press Policy:
Complimentary press registration is limited to one (1) person per company. This individual must be a titled editor, writer, reporter or other bona fide editorial representative of a legitimate industry or consumer publication. Publishers and sales and marketing specialists are excluded from this complimentary registration practice and must pay the full conference registration fee to attend an event. 

Notice: This conference qualifies for IADC WellCAP Instructor CEUs. Contact Marlene Diaz, Team Leader Accreditation & Certification, IADC, for information. marlene.diaz@iadc.org


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