IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition

Start: 16 May 2019
End: 16 May 2019

Venue: Omni Hotel Houston Westside Location: Houston, TX, USA

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: IADC Member: $325  Non-Member: $405
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers, sponsors and exhibitors are not eligible for online registration. (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF below)
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form. (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF below)
  • Click here to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF format)

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Stephanie Carling at stephanie.carling@iadc.org or +1.713.292.1945.



IADC’s Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition is the only event specifically targeting onshore drilling operations. Drilling Onshore, with its top speakers and panels, explores issues affecting the onshore drilling industry, including technology, management, perspectives on future onshore activity and regulation. The conference will be held 16 May 2019 at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside in Houston, Texas.

Conference Program

Wednesday, 15 May
4:00 – 5:30 pm   Paluxy
IADC Onshore Operations Forum (Drilling Contractors Only)

5:30 – 7:00 pm   Lakeview Lobby
Welcoming Reception   Sponsored by S&P Global Platts

Thursday, 16 May

7:00 am   Texas Ballroom & Foyer
Registration, Exhibit Viewing & Coffee Service Sponsored by Pason Systems Inc.

7:15 am   Texas Ballroom 5-7
Speaker Briefing   (Speakers, Moderators & Session Chairs only)

8:00 am   Texas Ballroom 5-7
Introduction & Welcoming Remarks

  • Jason McFarland, President, IADC
  • Scott McKee, IADC Division VP North America Onshore; VP Marketing, Cactus Drilling Company
  • Kevin Neveu, IADC Chairman; President & CEO, Precision Drilling Corporation

8:30 am
Market Outlook
Two market analysts will discuss opposing views on the market, a forward look and a look back, as well as causes for the market reaction in Q4 2018.

  • Byron Pope, Managing Director, Tudor Pickering Holt & Co LLC
  • Marc Bianchi, Managing Director, Energy – Oil Services & Equipment, Cowen

9:30 am
Onshore Fleet Overview: Bernadette Johnson, VP Market Intelligence, DrillingInfo Inc.
With over 10 years of experience in the energy industry, Bernadette has earned the reputation of industry expert with extensive experience providing crude, natural gas, and NGL fundamentals analysis and advisory services to various players in the North American and global energy markets.

10:00 am  
Exhibit Viewing & Coffee Service   Sponsored by Pason Systems Inc.

10:30 am
Building a Safety Culture through Workforce Development: Brooke Polk, Director Program Development &Technology, IADC
In a comprehensive approach to improving worker safety, stakeholders representing the primary types of rig workers have come together to build a workforce development system that a company can institute before the rig worker is hired and then can continue as a tool for professional development and competence assurance throughout that worker’s career. To help ensure that this system meets the needs of the industry, IADC solicited extensive industry participation in building its components, which make up a “cycle of competence” for rig personnel. This presentation will highlight the various accreditation programs that were developed.

11:00 am
Rig Moves: Challenges & Best Practices
According to IADC data, rig moving is the leading cause of recordable incidents for US Land.  This interactive session will discuss many of the challenges associated with moving operations.  An additional focus will be on the recent push for 24 hour rig moves, along with related safety and regulatory requirements.

  • Thad Dunham, Vice Chairman, IADC Rig Moving Committee; President, Flat Time Reduction
  • Eamonn Young, President, YoungCo. Trucking
  • Tom Halliday, VP Operations, Aveda Transportation & Energy Services
  • Jimmy Frye, President, 5J Trucking

Noon Lakeview
Luncheon & Exhibit Viewing   Sponsored by AFGlobal

1:15 pm
Leadership in Safety: “Are we really good, or just very lucky?”: David Burnham, CEO, Terry Barrett, CAVU International
The art of combining effective management and inspirational leadership is not something most leaders are born with. It requires training, mentoring and experience. The military has long recognized the need to teach front line leaders the methods for setting vision, leading by example, and rewarding correct behaviors. A strong operational safety culture can only be established, reinforced, and sustained by well-trained leadership team.

1:45 pm
Washington DC Update:  What’s happening in Congress & the Administration: Elizabeth “Liz” Craddock, VP Policy & Government Affairs, IADC
Elizabeth “Liz” Craddock serves as Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs and manages the Washington, D.C. office for IADC. Her role is to develop sound policy and legislative solutions for IADC members at the state and Federal level. She also represents IADC to Congress and the Administration.

2:15 pm
Featured Address: Commissioner Ryan Sitton, Texas Railroad Commission
Ryan Sitton is a native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University. Following college, Ryan went to work as an engineer in the energy industry. With nearly 20 years of experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, Ryan is considered a leader in his field and has provided expert testimony in both regulatory and civil court cases. He is the first engineer to serve as a Railroad Commissioner in more than 50 years.

2:45 pm  
Exhibit Viewing & Coffee Service   Sponsored by Pason Systems Inc.

3:15 pm
OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy: What Is It and Why Should I Care?: Kenneth W. Bullock, II, Shareholder, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
In late 2018, the federal court of appeals covering Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi overturned thirty seven years’ of precedent in deciding that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) can issue citations for a workplace hazard to entities other than the actual employer of the worker exposed to the hazard. This presentation will provide an explanation of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy, its potential application/impact on upstream, midstream and even downstream projects, and some recommendations about how to prepare for possible multi-employer situations.

3:45 pm
Operators’ Perspective
Representatives from operating companies will share insights on safety, leadership and their current HSE Focus.

  • Bill Martinez, VP Drilling Organization, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Justin Stone, General Manager US Onshore Drilling & Completions, Anadarko
  • Festus Hagan, Operations Manager Worldwide Drilling & Completions, Occidental Oil & Gas 

5:15 pm
Adjournment: Scott McKee, IADC Division VP North America Onshore; VP Marketing, Cactus Drilling Company

Conference Program Committee

Allen Williams, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Bill Cobb, Latshaw Drilling
Brian Tucker, Pioneer Drilling
Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling
Fawzi Irani, Precision Drilling
Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling
Joey Husband, Nabors Drilling USA LP
Luke Crownover, Robinson Drilling
Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
Paul Mosvold, Scandrill
Scott Gordon, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling Co
Trampas Poldrack, Basic Energy Services
Rhett Winter, IADC


Exhibition for this event is sold out.

Action Specialties
American Block/Southwest Oilfield Products
AWC, Inc.
Bishop Lifting Products
CAD Control Systems
Cameron, a Schlumberger company
Canrig Drilling Technology
Columbia Industries
Core Lifting Products
Current Power
Derrick Equipment Company
Fluid Systems
Forum Energy Technologies
Galtway Marketing
Gardner Denver
GDS International
Gulf Electroquip
Hardbanding Solutions
Hydraulic Systems, Inc.
Industrial Air Tool/Ingersoll Rand Winch & Hoist
Innovative Hydraulics LLC
J.D. Neuhaus LP
Lee C Moore
Nexans AmerCable
National Oilwell Varco
Platts RigData
Premium Oilfield Technologies
The REACH Group
RelyOn Nutec
SK Petro
Smith Mason & Co
Stopdrop Tooling
TSC Drill Pipe
TSC Manufacturing and Supply
Veristic Technologies
Ward Leonard
Well Control School
Whitefield Plastics
Xcel Safety & Training Solutions
IADC Bookstore
IADC Accreditation & Credentialing

Exhibition Information

Exhibition for this event is sold out.

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $1,000.
The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity.
With the space, you receive one complimentary conference registration and up to two additional registrations at half price.
No refunds for cancellations will be issued.

  • Exhibitors can set-up after 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 15 May.  All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Thursday, 16 May.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last coffee break concludes at 3:15 pm on Thursday, 16 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. With your space, you will receive one complimentary registration and up to two additional registrations for half price or $162.50.

Click here to view the exhibition diagram.

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.

For exhibition details, please contact:

Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org or Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org at +1.713.292.1945.


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Silver Sponsors. Event sponsorships are also available and 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.

Diamond Sponsor Header

Diamond $25,000 (10 Comps*)


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:

Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org, or Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org, at +1.713.292.1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Hotel Information

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel. Please be sure to mention IADC to obtain discounted rate.

Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079
Phone: +1.281.558.8338   Fax: +1.281.558.4028
Single/Double Occupancy……..$165.00/$175.00
Rates available until 15 April 2019.
Click here to make your hotel reservations online.
Click here to view the hotel website.

Warning: Please note that there is a company named Exhibition Housing Services (EHS) actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the Hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that Exhibition Housing Services does not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized EHS to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to exhibitors and delegates.

To avoid being a victim of fraud, please do not give out your credit card details to any other party and make your hotel reservations exclusively through the Hotel.


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.

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IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition