IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition

Start: 27 August 2019
End: 28 August 2019

Venue: Moody Gardens Hotel
Location: Galveston, Texas, USA

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: IADC Member: $600  Non-Member: $750
  • 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 Lori Gagula at lori.gagula@iadc.org or +1.713.292.1945.


The IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas will seek to examine the innovations that are shaping the future of well control, from technology to personnel competencies. This event will focus on timely technical presentations highlighting recent developments and innovations in technology, techniques, training, management systems, and a wide variety of other topics that affect well control.

The Call for Abstracts has expired. Authors will be notified by Friday, 15 March.

IADC is pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for the 2019 IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition. Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. Presentations on the following topics are welcomed:

  • Case Histories
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Well Design and Construction
  • Management Systems
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Training and Human Factors
  • Well Control Competencies
  • Automated Well Control and Kick Detection
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Well Control
  • BOP Operations
  • Shallow Gas
  • Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Capping and Containment
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Decommissioning
  • Barrier Management
  • Well Integrity

For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than Friday, 8 February 2019. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation and guidelines by Friday, 15 March 2019. Please note that formal papers are encouraged, but are not required for this conference.

To be selected for presentations, papers must be of great interest to drilling contractors, operators, service companies, training institutions and equipment manufacturers.

Conference Program Committee

Bruce Humphries, Independence Contract Drilling
Deric Simmons, Precision Drilling
Earl Williams, Diamond Offshore Drilling
Fritz Golding, Noble
Jon Shoemaker, Diamond Offshore Drilling
Mark Cockram, Shell
Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
Pete Bennett, Pacific Drilling
Richard Grayson, Nabors Industries
Steve Kropla, IADC


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Exhibition Information

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $2,000.
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 3:00 pm on Monday, 26 August 2019. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 27 August 2019.
  • You may tear down your booth space after the last coffee break ends at TBD on Wednesday, 28 August 2019.
  • 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 $300.

Click here to view 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:
Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org, or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@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:
Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org, or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@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 Well Control Conference Block to obtain discounted rate.

Moody Gardens Hotel

Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554, United States
Phone: +1.409.741.8484  Toll Free: +1.888.388.8484  Fax: +1.409.683.4936
Room Rates: $149.00 per night (single or double)
Rates are available until 5 August 2019.

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 Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition