IADC Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference & Exhibition

Start: 18 February 2020
End: 19 February 2020

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

Registration Information

Click Here To Register Online For This Event

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: $550  Non-Member: $685
  • 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.


The IADC Health, Safety, Environment, & Training Conference & Exhibition will be held 18-19 February 2020 at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside.  This conference examines a range of topics impacting accident prevention, environmental protection, competency, and training in the drilling industry.

Call for abstracts: Expires 9 August

We are pleased to issue a call for abstracts for the IADC Health, Safety, Environment, & Training Conference & Exhibition. The conference will be held 18-19 February 2020 at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside.

IADC encourages prospective authors to submit abstracts on topics related to HSE & workforce development. Presentations related to the topics below are of particular interest.


  • Fatigue
  • Ergonomics
  • Working Environment
  • Fit for Duty
  • Hazard Communication & Chemical Safety


  • Worker & Machine Interface
  • Lessons Learned from other Industries
  • Behavior Based Safety
  • Safe Lifting Operations
  • Equipment Maintenance & Safety
  • Managing Safety & Equipment for 3rd party Contractors
  • Onshore Rig Moving Operations
  • Individual/Personal Accountability
  • Safety Leadership

HSE Management:

  • Process Safety for Drilling Operations
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Cyber Threats, Terrorism
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Emergency Response & Action Plans
  • Human Factors to Influence HSE Results
  • Company Culture to Sustain Incident-free Operations
  • Safe Rig Mobilization & De-mobilization
  • Transportation:  Helicopters & Boats
  • Journey Management
  • Hazard Assessment & Risk Management
  • HSE Ethics
  • Methods for Improving Industry Safety Data Collection

Environment & Social Responsibility:

  • Engine Emissions
  • Reducing Environmental Impact
  • Fluids: Oil-based, Synthetic & Water-based
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Environmentally Friendly Operations
  • Environmental Performance Tracking (KPIs)
  • Social Responsibility

Workforce Development:

  • Personnel Recruitment
  • Attracting the Right People
  • Assessing Industry’s People Needs
  • Assessing Personnel Returning to the Workforce
  • Competence Assurance
  • Regulatory Demands/Harmonization
  • Continuous Learning
  • Innovations in Training
  • Creating/Developing Leaders within the Organization

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than Friday, 9 August 2019. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation and guidelines by Friday, 20 September 2019. Please note that formal papers are encouraged, but are NOT required for this conference.

Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted.

To be selected for presentation, papers must be of great interest to drilling contractors, operators, service companies, training institutions and equipment manufacturers. A detailed abstract must be submitted online.

Click Here to submit your abstract


Click here to view General Guidelines for IADC Abstract Submissions

We look forward to your participation and hope to see you at this important event!

Conference Program Committee

Carlos Arriola, ExxonMobil
Cody Ashley, Latshaw Drilling
Eliiot Doyle, Ensco Rowan
Jennifer Guidry, Precision Drilling Company
John Karish, GTZ Consulting LLC
Kyle Cordis, Cactus Drilling
Melvin LeBlanc, Shell E&P
Nicolas Le Gouhinec, Ensco Rowan
Nolan Habegger, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Richard Grayson, Nabors Industries
Rium Johnson, National Oilwell Varco
Warren Hubler, Helmerich & Payne IDC
Brooke Polk, IADC
Mark Denkowski, IADC
Rhett Winter, IADC


Custom Safety Products
Moxie Media
Psychemedics Corporation
The Reach Group
Red Wing Shoe Company
RPS Manufacturing Solutions
Smith Mason & Co, LLC
Well Control School
Wild Well Control
Worksaver Employee Testing Systems
IADC Bookstore
IADC Accreditation & Credentialing

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, 17 February. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 18 February.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last coffee break ends on Wednesday, 19 February.

  • 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 $275.

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……..$154/$164
Rates available until 27 January 2020.
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 Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference & Exhibition