IADC Annual General Meeting

Start: 8 November 2017
End: 10 November 2017

Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

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Registration Information

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  • Registration for this event is $600 per attendee.
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For questions regarding the conference, please contact Stephanie Carling at stephanie.carling@iadc.org or +1.713.292.1945.


The IADC Annual General Meeting is recognized as the keynote conference for the drilling industry and provides ideal networking opportunities for participants. It features prominent speakers from industry and government.

Calling all Contractors and Operators!
The Annual NOV Rig Census and Survey is now available.

On behalf of National Oilwell Varco (NOV), IADC would like to request your participation in the 2017 NOV Annual Drilling Survey that is conducted in conjunction with the 64th Annual Rig Census. The Drilling Survey collects information that populates the Rig Census and ultimately serves as a barometer of the state of our industry over time.  Results will be presented at IADC’s Annual General Meeting on 10 November at the Hilton Hotel Austin in Austin, Texas.  Follow this link to the SurveyOr copy and paste the following URL below into your internet browser, https://nov.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_blTreS0r1NTqa0J.

Conference Program

Wednesday, 8 November

8:30 – 11:00 am  Room 615AB
IADC North America Onshore Advisory Panel Meeting (Advisory Panel Members Only)

8:30 – 11:00 am  Room 602
IADC Offshore Advisory Panel Meeting (Advisory Panel Members Only)

8:30 – 11:00 am  Room 616AB
IADC Drilling Services Advisory Panel Meeting (Advisory Panel Members Only)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm  Room 602
IADC Executive Committee Meeting (Executive Committee Members Only)

3:00 – 5:00 pm  Salon GH Pre-function
Early Conference Registration

5:00 – 7:00 pm  Room 406
Welcoming Reception  Sponsored by DrillingInfo, Inc.
Hosts: Colin Westmoreland and Richard Grant, DrillingInfo, Inc.
Musical Entertainment by The Ascots
Attire: Business Casual

Thursday, 9 November

7:45 am  Salon GH Pre-function
& Coffee Service
Audio Visual Co-sponsor Henderson Rigs & Equipment

8:20 am  Salon H
Baker Hughes, a GE company, Keynote Breakfast
Hosts: Chuck Chauviere and Mike Bowie, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Presentation of IADC Exemplary Service Awards
IADC Exemplary Service Awards recognize individuals notable for outstanding contributions to the drilling industry and to IADC. Recipients have, in the course of their career, repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to improving the drilling industry and advancing its safety, training, or technology.

AM17_Dan-ScottDan Scott, Senior Technical Adviser, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Dan Scott serves as Sr. Technical Advisor for Baker Hughes. He has spent his career developing innovative products and processes for bits, and other downhole drilling tools. He holds 140 US Patents and is recognized as one of the most prolific inventors in the history of Baker Hughes, receiving the BHI D&E Inventor of the Year in 2010, 2011, & 2012, and recognized as the 2017 Inventor of the Year by the State Bar of Texas. Dan has published over 65 papers, and written book chapters on drill bits and drilling technology for several entities, including the IADC Drilling Manual.    He is a Distinguished Member of SPE, an ASM Fellow, recipient of the ASME Silver Patent award, and recipient of the Chairman’s Lifetime Technology Achievement from BHI. He serves on the MS&T Petroleum and Geology Advisory Boards, and was inducted into the Academy of Mines and Metallurgy at MS&T. He has served 26 consecutive years on the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference Program Committee, and currently serves on the IADC Drilling Engineers Committee Board. Dan has written several articles for Drilling Contractor Magazine. Dan currently serves as the Vice Chair of the 2017 SPE ATCE and will be the Program Chairman in 2018.

AM17_Jorge-LebrijaJorge Lebrija, Chairman, IADC Supply Chain Committee; Director, Global Sourcing, Ensco plc
Jorge Lebrija is the Director of Supply Chain, Global Sourcing for Ensco. Prior to joining Ensco, Jorge held multiple Supply Chain, Sourcing, and Procurement leadership positions within Baker Hughes, Transocean and Cemex. Jorge is currently the Chairman of the IADC Supply Chain Committee, and has participated in the committee since its creation in 2013. Additionally, he led the Manufacturing Record Book Subcommittee and by working together with the primary OEMs, classification societies, and offshore drillers, the group was able to standardize the format for the manufacturing book records and publish the first IADC Manufacturing Record Book Guidance document. Jorge graduated from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and earned an Executive MBA from the University of Houston.

AM17_Poosuthasee_AndyAndy Poosuthasee, Director, Supply Chain, Vantage Drilling International
Andy Poosuthasee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, with a minor in Spanish, from Purdue University. He then worked for Halliburton for eight years in a variety of roles, the most prominent of which was managing manufacturing plants/business units. He has spent the past six years with drilling contractors, with the last four years as the Director of Supply Chain for Vantage, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for all procurement, logistics, customs, warehouse, and inventory activities globally. In addition, he has served two terms as Co-Chairman of the IADC Supply Chain Committee.  

AM17_Rudimar_LorenzattoKeynote Address: Rudimar Lorenzatto, Executive Manager, Petrobras
Rudimar Lorenzatto has been Executive Manager of Offshore Well Construction for Petrobras since 2013. He has 28 years of experience in several different areas with Petrobras, which includes Company Man for drilling and completion rigs, and various positions in the Drilling and Completion Group at Campos Basin- E&P. Rudimar holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, and a Petroleum Engineering degree from Petrobras University.

9:45 am  Coffee Service 

10:00 am  Drillers Outlook   Salon FG
Get a fresh viewpoint from these industry leaders representing land and offshore with US and global scope. Hear their views on key issues facing the contract-drilling industry from both a personal and company perspective.

AM17_Akshay-SagarAkshay Sagar, Vice President, Weatherford Drilling International
Akshay Sagar is the Vice President of WDI – the land rigs product line of Weatherford. He has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently working as the Global Business Manager for Directional Drilling & Drilling Engineering Solutions at Sperry Drilling (Halliburton). His work experience includes roles in operations, product development, marketing, and technology. He has a degree in engineering from IIT Delhi, and an MBA from RSM Erasmus in the Netherlands.


AM17_G-BocabarteilleGilles Bocabarteille, Chief Operating Officer, Ocean Rig
Gilles Bocabarteille joined Ocean Rig in August 2012 as Senior Vice President Technical and Engineering and has served as Chief Operating Officer since January 2013. During this period safety, operating efficiency and cost have been his primary focus, and all have been successfully improved. Mr. Bocabarteille received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Ecole Superieure d’Arts et Metiers “ENSAM” in France in 1991.



Joey Husband, Vice President Operations, Nabors Drilling Solutions
Joey Husband is currently Vice President Operations, Nabors Drilling Solutions. Prior to this role, he served as Sr. Vice President of Nabors Drilling US Northern Region. Following graduation from Louisiana State University in 1983 with a BS in Chemical Engineering, Joey began his career with Schlumberger as a Field Engineer in California and Alaska. He later transferred to international operations and spent several years in various marketing, technical and operations management positions. After 20 years with Schlumberger he joined Parker Drilling as Director of Business Development, Contracts and Global Sales in Houston. He joined Nabors in 2011. Joey serves on the board of directors for IADC, and is Vice Chairman of the North America Onshore Advisory Panel. He is a founding member and director of Williston Energy Outreach, and is an active member of SPE.

AM17_Steve-Hayes11:00 am  Tax Policy in Transition – Global Tax Issues Affecting the Industry: Steven Hayes, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; Sr. Vice President Tax, Transocean
Steven Hayes serves as Sr. Vice President Tax & Asset Management for the Transocean group and is based in Switzerland. He currently serves as the Chairman of the IADC Tax Committee. Mr. Hayes will discuss key global tax policy developments of interest to IADC members, including significant ongoing tax reform and landmark changes in transparency regarding tax matters.

11:30 am  Annual General Meeting Luncheon Sponsored by Caterpillar Oil & Gas
Host: John Shanahan, Caterpillar Oil & Gas
The luncheon will feature recognition of IADC officer nominees for 2018 and presentation of the 2017 IADC Chairman’s plaque.

AM17_R-LanceLuncheon Keynote Presentation: Ryan Lance, Chairman & CEO, ConocoPhillips
Ryan Lance has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips, since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee for ConocoPhillips. Ryan is a petroleum engineer with 32 years of oil and natural gas industry experience in senior management and technical positions with ConocoPhillips, predecessor Phillips Petroleum, and various divisions of ARCO. His past ConocoPhillips executive assignments included responsibility for international exploration and production, regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, and responsibility for technology, major projects, downstream strategy, integration and specialty functions.

1:00 pm  An Update on Current Activities from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE): BSEE representative to be named

AM17_Phillipe_Herve1:30 pm  How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are Reinventing Drilling in Oil and Gas: Philippe Herve, Vice President Solutions, SparkCognition
Many oil and gas companies are now embracing technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize operations and to predict the likelihood of catastrophic or downtime-related events. Machine learning algorithms can look at asset operational data, pressures, mud properties, temperature, and any other data to understand exactly what is happening downhole at that specific well. Oil & gas operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect irregular patterns, and minimize safety issues in their own operations.

AM17_A-Bhattacharya2:00 pm  Transforming Well Delivery through a Cognitive Drilling Platform: Arindam Bhattacharya, President, Schlumberger Land Rigs
Mr. Bhattacharya is President of the Schlumberger Land Rigs product line, a position he has held since October 2015. In his current role Arindam leads the technology development and global operations portfolio for land drilling rigs. He holds a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

AM17_DReid2:30 pm  Can Technology Help Enable Sustainable Business Models: David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, A. Craig, C. Huerta, S. Thompson, National Oilwell Varco
As markets mature and technology becomes increasingly available, the contract drilling industry is poised to drive a structural transformation, leveraging their capabilities and scale to unlock significant and sustainable value for their customers and investors. This presentation will look at North American unconventionals, and how technology now enables well-positioned players to transcend their competitors, through thoughtful consolidation of higher-value adjacent markets.

3:00 pm  Coffee Service 

AM17_Deborah-Byers3:15 pm How Can Oil and Gas Fuel Tomorrow As Well As Today? Deborah Byers, Managing Partner, EY, Houston Office & US Oil & Gas Leader, EY
To help oil and gas companies better prepare for this last cycle challenge, EY began a comprehensive effort in early 2017 to gain an in-depth understanding of how the US public views the energy industry. EY polled consumers of all ages, as well as oil and gas executives, to gauge how each group thinks about a number of key issues and identify where the industry must work to improve its reputation. The findings’ illuminates the need to change public perception to secure the future of the industry.

AM17_DPatterson3:45 pm  OFS Private Equity: Running the Gauntlet: Dave Patterson, Vice President, SCF Partners
An overview of private equity inflows into the OFS sector over the last several years, and an outlook for returns going forward will be presented. Mr. Patterson graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelors of Science in History of International Relations and a commission in the United States Navy, awarded through NROTC. He served in the Navy for five years and, as a Navy SEAL, deployed twice to Iraq where he helped conduct counter-insurgency operations and train local security forces. He also deployed to Bahrain for a year where he liaised with counterparts in the Lebanese and Saudi Arabian Special Forces. Upon leaving active duty, Dave earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, spending a summer internship at Forum Energy Technologies, SCF Partner’s largest energy and manufacturing company. He joined SCF Partners in 2012, and serves as Vice President.

4:15 pm  IADC Supply Chain Committee Update

AM17_Jorge-LebrijaJorge Lebrija,
Chairman, IADC Supply Chain Committee;
Director, Global Sourcing, Ensco plc

Abhishek Vyas,
Vice Chairman, IADC Supply Chain Committee;
Director Logistics and Inventory Management, Nabors Corporate Services

4:30-5:15 pm  IADC Board of Directors Meeting (IADC Directors Only) Salon FG

6:00-8:00 pm  Austin Taco Project restaurant
Annual General Meeting Reception  Sponsored by Platts RigData
Hosts: John Yurkanin and Gregory Tsichlis, Platts RigData
Attire: Business Casual
(Please note the Austin Taco Project restaurant is accessible from the hotel on the street level.)

Friday, 10 November

8:00 am  Registration & Coffee Service Salon GH Pre-function

AM16_Clay-Williams8:20 am  National Oilwell Varco Breakfast & Rig Census Salon H
Host: Clay Williams, Chairman, President & Chief Operating Officer, National Oilwell Varco
The National Oilwell Varco Rig Census and associated contractor survey is a major statistical benchmark on the land and offshore drilling industry. Mr. Clay Williams will present this year’s census.


Presentation of the 2017 IADC Contractor of the Year
This annual award was established in 1988 to recognize an individual drilling contractor’s outstanding lifetime achievements in technical innovation, safety, and economic efficiency within the drilling industry. The prestigious industry award is the only one reserved exclusively for drilling contractors. All recipients of the Contractor of the Year Award are nominated and selected by other drilling contractors who are IADC members.

AM17_HurdFeatured Address: Congressman Will Hurd, Member of the US House of Representatives, representing the 23rd District of Texas
In 2015, Will Hurd was elected to the 114th Congress and currently serves on the Committee of Oversight and Government Reform and chairs the Information Technology Subcommittee. He also sits on the Committee on Homeland Security and is the Vice Chair of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee. In 2017, Will was appointed by Speaker Ryan to serve on the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee.

10:00 am  Coffee Service

10:15 am  Gulf of Mexico Cyber Exercise (GOMEX) Salon FG
Industry and regulators organized a fictitious scenario involving an incident on an offshore platform in the GOM. Representatives from drilling contractor, service, and operating companies and numerous regulatory agencies participated in the event. The exercise included identification of the incident, communications and an understanding of cascading consequences across all stakeholders. Learn about the execution of the exercise and its key takeaways.

11:00 am  Market Outlook
These highly regarded analysts will provide perspective to current market trends and some guideposts to 2018 and beyond.

AM14-Marshall_AdkinsMarshall Adkins, Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates
Mr. Adkins focuses on oilfield services and products, in addition to leading the RJ energy research team. Prior to joining Raymond James in 1995, he spent 10 years in the oilfield services industry as a project manager, corporate financial analyst, sales manager, and engineer. Marshall holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.


AM17_Waqar-SyedWaqar Syed, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Waqar Syed is an equity analyst covering the oilfield services sector. Waqar joined the firm in 2011 from Macquarie Capital. He was first a wireline field engineer with Schlumberger oilfield services and later an equity analyst with Petrie Parkman & Co., JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Waqar has an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BSc in Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

Noon  Adjournment: Andy Hendricks, 2017 IADC Chairman; CEO, Patterson-UTI Energy

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four levels of sponsoring: Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors and Event Sponsors are available.  Event Sponsorship will be categorized by monetary contribution with the appropriate level of sponsorship. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference.


Platinum $15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact:
Leesa Teel, leesa.teel@iadc.org or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org at +1.713.292.1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Hotel Information


Hilton Hotel Austin
500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas, 78701, USA
Phone: +1.512.482.8000 Fax: +1.512.469.0078
Room Rates: $269.00 per night
Rates are available until 7 October 2017.

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IADC Annual General Meeting