IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2019 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 22 January 2019
End: 23 January 2019

Venue:  PETRONAS Technical Training Institute (INSTEP)
Location: Batu Rakit, Terengganu, Malaysia

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 Registration Information

      • Registration fee: IADC Member: US $ 700   Non-Member: US $ 875
      • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
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The IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2019 Conference & Exhibition, which will be held on 22-23 January 2019 at PETRONAS Technical Training Institute INSTEP in Batu Rakit, Terengganu, Malaysia, will bring together key stakeholders in this bustling E&P region to share ideas that can further improve the industry’s safety performance and, thus, its operational efficiency – two metrics that are inseparable. As drilling contractors and operators alike put more rigs back to work and ramp up drilling programs, this conference will serve as an indispensable forum to drive discussion of critical topics, such as training and developing the next-generation talent, leveraging digital technologies to drive further improvements, and how companies should approach emerging business models such as integrated services.

Conference Program

 “New Ways of Managing HSE Excellence

Tuesday, 22 January

07.00 Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

08.15 VIP Visit Exhibitors

08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Mike DuBose, Vice President – International Development, IADC

08.35 Keynote Presentation: Mr. Chen Kah Seong, Vice President, Centre of Excellence (COE), PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

09.00 Process Safety
Session chair: Norazan A. Kadir, Head (Wells International) Wells, PETRONAS

Wells Process Safety – Strengthening the Barriers: Rahul Bhanot, Malaysia Wells HSE Lead, Shell
The consequences of a serious Well Control incident are well known although we do not often experience the worst-case events… how close have we come? And are we listening to the weak signals? In Shell Operated Ventures we had 91 Level 4 incidents in 2017, and 68 Level 3 incidents – though we did manage to avoid any level 2 or level 1 incidents. This means that in 68 wells a barrier failed…. But what if 2 barriers had failed on the same well? Levels 3 and 4 are weak signals that show us where our controls failed and how we can improve. We need to listen to the weak signals in order to avoid high consequence events – we need to demonstrate care to those operating on the front line and who are exposed to major hazards.

Optimised Asset Integrity Management through Disruptive Innovation: Peter Davies, Regional General Manager Asia Pacific, EM&I
Cost reduction in the latest down-turn has led to a focus for integrity management service providers to provide enhance services through greater efficiency; being more cost-effective, having less impact on operations, and enhancing safety. This has led to successful collaboration such as the Hull Inspection Techniques and Strategy (HITS) JIP, from which has come disruptive innovation in integrity management techniques, ensuring enhanced safety, reduced manning levels and reduced long-term costs. These techniques include driverless in-water survey to meet class and regulatory requirement and confined space inspection without man-entry, including water ballast tanks.

Operationalization of SIMOP in Drilling – PETRONAS Experience: Richard Mapus, Principal (Operation Safety), HSE Global Services, PETRONAS
Simultaneous Operations (SIMOP) is defined as the conduct of non-production activities concurrent with normal production operations. This paper will cover the study done on operationalization of SIMOPs for drilling operations within PETRONAS Upstream Business. The highlights will be issues and challenges met and how they were dealt with. Among issues and challenges were PTW demarcation, interface operations and interface-related incidents.

10.30 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

11.00 Panel “Digitalization Improving HSE Performance”
Moderator: Norazan A. Kadir, Head (Wells International) Wells, PETRONAS

HSE management remains a big challenge in the drilling industry due to high risk operations. To achieve a step change in risk management towards incident prevention it is time for the industry to leverage on digital technology and data driven. By embracing the digital technology in HSE it would contribute to improve HSE performance towards achieving the right mindset and generative culture. Digital technology which empowered data analytics is a powerful tool for HSE as it provides predictive analytics to derive effective preventive actions. This panel will discuss how data insight and analytics could provide a step change in improving HSE performance and incident preventions to protect people, assets, environment and reputation where we operate. This panel will also explore the potential and emerging digitalization-related projects that the drilling industry could benefit of. It includes, but is not limited to, UAUC reporting & analytics, major incident analytics & predictive model, crew working hours monitoring in terms of fatigue and installation of sensor on the rig for early detection of release of hazards.  

Panel members:

  • Benito Alexander, General Manager QHSE, Sapura Drilling
  • M Zulkifli Zakaria, Head (Wells Management), Resource Development & Management, Malaysia Petroleum Management
  • Yusop Sahari, Head Global Services, UHSE, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

12.00 Luncheon & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by Velesto Energy Berhad

13.30 Safety Culture
Session chair: ‎Dr. Syahrir Ridha, Associate Professor, Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Assist and Assure – Safety Leadership in Shell Wells: Sarah Molyneux, IG Wells Safety Manager, Shell
The revitalized Assist and Assure program that started in this region back in 2013 is now the Global Safety Leadership program for Shell Wells. Assist and Assure is a way of working that focuses on well-site safety leadership and safety conversations. It supports the translation and embedment of global and regional safety focus areas into a well-site safety agenda. Assist and Assure is a way of working that focuses on well-site safety leadership and safety conversations. It supports the translation and embedment of global and regional safety focus areas into a well-site safety agenda. With the key safety topics and behaviors being themes of hazards and improvement opportunities that we share with our key contractors the program has been implemented successfully across the region with improved safety performance.

Building a Safety Culture through Implementation of a Workforce Development System: Mark Denkowski, Vice President of Accreditation Operations, Brooke Polk, Patty Tydings, 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 results of these ongoing efforts, including data from assessment scores, passing rates, reported improvements to operational efficiency, and survey results that allude to effects on a company’s safety culture.

Jungle Footsteps to Rig Floor Roughnecks”, Growing Local Content in the 21st Century!: Andrew Knight, Senior Manager-Safety & Leadership, The REACH Group
It’s a cool Tuesday morning at 5am on the rig site in the remote jungle highlands of Papua New Guinea. The pre-tour meeting starts with a safety moment that’s to be delivered by one of the local roughnecks. Silence comes over the rig site as we all wait for this roughneck to find the courage to stand and speak. His words for the next 5 minutes were raw, emotional and sent a very powerful message in so many ways. It was after this heartfelt safety moment, that I learned the main lessons in growing and developing local content.

15.00 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

15.30 Site Tour of the Host facility PETRONAS Technical Training Institute (INSTEP) (Transport provided)

18.00 End of visit


Wednesday 23 January 2019

 07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Chit Hlaing, Assistant Regional Director – Asia Pacific, IADC

08.35 Keynote Presentation: Rohaizad Darus, President, Velesto Energy Berhad

09.00 Panel “Achieving Excellence in Well Delivery Performance”
Marc Vaillancourt, Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific, REACH

Sustaining excellence in performance requires continuous improvement and focus by the industry players. There is no room for complacency, and each organization must continue to demonstrate their commitment. The need for operational excellence (OE) in the oil and gas industry has never been greater as well cost in exploration, development and production are potentially rising.

This panel discussion will focus on:

– World Class Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) performance,
– Consistently delivering Top-Quartile Well performance for cost and schedule,
– A high-performance culture comprising of people competency and capability building (towards highly talented workforce and Leadership mind-set) and always striving for to improve,
– Strong enablers in process (lean process execution) and technology application.

Panel members:

  • Paul Johnson, Senior Vice President, HSE, Operational Integrity & Technical Services, Transocean
  • Louay Laham, Vice President – Drilling, Sapura Energy
  • Adam Lloyd, Regional Head of Operations, Wells and Drilling Integrity Services, Lloyd’s Register
  • Anuar Muhamad Nor, Head, Well Intervention & Services, Peninsular Malaysia Assets, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

10.30 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

11.00 Well Planning
Session chair: Keith Kotval, HSQE Manager, Japan Drilling Company

Downhole Anomalies Spotting and Mitigation with Using 3D Virtual Drilling Simulator: Ahmad Mirhaj, Senior Drilling Analyst, MHWirth
The presentation includes introducing the 3D virtual drilling simulator components. It presents the field cases that have been configured in virtual wells. The results from simulation of downhole scenarios like tight hole, pack off, stuck pipe, Surge and swab, Kick and loss will be shown. Moreover how the training in a simulator environment has increased awareness and understanding of the drilling crew will be presented, as well as some of the remedial solutions for downhole problems like jarring.

Integrating Geomechanics with Well Planning and Operational Practices Improves Well Delivery Efficiency: See Hong Ong, Global Geomechanics Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Collaboration efforts between geomechanics, the drilling engineering team and other subsurface disciplines are critical to generate value by improving well delivery efficiency through better work processes and appropriate technology applications. This presentation re-iterates the criticality and emphasizes the importance of integrating geomechanics with well planning and effective drilling practices to formulate drilling optimization protocols to overcome the challenges and provide solutions for efficient delivery of complex and difficult wells. The optimization of drilling operations and well delivery drives capital efficiency and ensures successful realization of health, safety and environment (HSE) and stakeholder requirements.

Implementation of IAMS at Rig and Rig as Our 2nd Home Campaign: Mohd Idzwan Amiruddin, Wells Superintendent, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
A demonstration will be given of the implementation of “IAMS at Rig” and “Rig as Our 2nd Home” Campaign at PCSB operations. IAMS (Identify, Assess, Mitigate & Sharing) is a safety tool application which is used on the rig to identify, assess, mitigate and share all associated risks during the operation.The key to successful implementation of the IAMS application is due to its rather simple and straight to the point nature. Rig as Our 2nd Home Campaign is a campaign to promote the culture where we treat the Rig as our very own home. The key purpose of this campaign is to cultivate the “Respect”, “Comply” and “Intervene and Stop Work” values among the rig crews.

12.30 Competency Gaps
Session chair: Keith Kotval, HSQE Manager, Japan Drilling Company

Addressing Competency Gaps in the Novice and Recommendation for Knowledge Transfer Process within Oil & Gas Industry: Chandrasekaran PVN, Senior QHSSE Consultant, PetrelTech Pte Ltd
The qualitative research outcome has gathered valuable recommendations for pedagogy improvement from the expert’s perspective to novice learning. It is also highlighted from the researcher point of view, that the expert could take advantage of technological advancement, like Animation and Gamification to engage the millennial in workplace learning which would be beneficial to the organization. A power point presentation will be delivered to the audience with facts and figures along with the recommendation outcome from this research work. The author suggests fastening development of procedure with pictures, flowcharts, checklist, poster and process maps through appropriate strategies.

13.00 Adjournment

13.00 Luncheon & Open Exhibition



Program Committee Members

Kirk Atkinson, Noble Drilling
Jan van Bohemen, Ensco
Dr. Khaled Abdalla Elraies, Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Izulman Idris, Velesto Energy Berhad
Norazan Abdul Kadir, PETRONAS
Keith Kotval, Japan Drilling
Louay Laham, Sapura Energy Bhd
Peter Malpas, Cuu Long Joint Operating Company (CLJOC)
Izwan Megat, Velesto Energy Berhad
Aziz Merchant, Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Center
Joachim van der Meulen, DROPS Asia
Sarah Molyneux, Shell
Adrin Shafil Ahmad Nasir, Petrofac
Greg O’Neill, Bluewhale Offshore
Wan Muhammad Muzani bin Wan Muda, INSTEP
Dr. Syahrir Ridha, Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Arthur Russi, Transocean
Erwindo Tanjung, Pertamina
Jumasri Terimo, PETRONAS
Zulkifli Zakaria, PETRONAS
Chit Hlaing, IADC
Derek Morrow, IADC

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.

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Diamond $25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum $15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Reception $5,000
(1 Comps*)


Luncheon $6,500
(2 Comps*)


Coffee $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Brochure $5,000
(1 Comp*)

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Click here to view complete sponsor packages and benefits

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For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.




PETRONAS Technical Training Institute (INSTEP)

UZMA Group


Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 1 complimentary registration is US $ 1.500.
The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 1 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (US $ 350).

  • Exhibitors can set-up between 6.00-7.30 hours on Tuesday, 22 January 2019.
  • You may tear down your booth space on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 after 17.30 hours.
  • The exhibitor space is a 3 x 2 meter area. Maximum height is 2 meters. It will be set with a skirted table and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed the given space as 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.

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. IADC Exhibitions will solely be visited by conference attendees. Non-conference attendees are not allowed to enter the exhibition area.

Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Download here the exhibition floor plan

Download here the exhibition letter of agreement

Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: europe@iadc.org

Conference Venue & Hotel Information


PETRONAS Technical Training Institute (INSTEP)
Lot 9764,
Batu Rakit, 21020 Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu, Malaysia
Phone: +60.609.668.6000


To serve you best, IADC has negotiated several room blocks at hotels in Terengganu, please find them listed below.
Please make sure that you mention IADC to obtain the negotiated rate and use the reservations method advised.

SUTRA BEACH RESORT (10 minute drive to INSTEP institute)
Kg Rhu Tapai, Merang,
21010 Setiu, Terengganu Malaysia
Phone   : (609) 65311111/6531020
Fax         : (609) 6531226
E-mail   : reservation@sutrabeachresort.com.my
Location: This hotel is located on a 20 minute distance from the INSTEP Training Institute. Return transport will be provided from the hotel to INSTEP Training Institute.
Rates:  Standard Room MYR RM 210 / Deluxe Garden MYR 240 / Deluxe Seaview MYR RM 260 including breakfast
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellation received within 14 days prior to arrival date will incur the first charges. Failure to arrive at our property will be treated as a non-show and will incur the first night charge (property policy)
Reservations: please download the hotel reservations form here and send it directly to reservation@sutrabeachresort.com.my

Jalan Lapangan Terbang, 21300, Terengganu Malaysia
Phone   : (609) 6686666
Fax         : (609) 6672000
E-mail   : nornatasha.thht@thhotels.com.my or ainun.thht@thhotels.com.my
Location: This hotel is located on a 20 minute distance from the INSTEP Training Institute. Return transport will be provided from the hotel to INSTEP Training Institute.
Rates:  Superior Room MYR RM 240 / Deluxe  MYR 265 / Executive Suite MYR RM 650 including breakfast and including 6% GST. Charges RM 10.00 nett for Tourism Tax.
Cancellation Policy: 
Reservations: please contact Nornatasha Mansor at nornatasha.thht@thhotels.com.my or  Ainun Jariah Mohd Zali at ainun.thht@thhotels.com.my

Partnering Travel Agent

Please contact Oway Travels & Tours, the partnering travel agent,  for your  travels over to Kuala Terrenganu. IADC is not liable for any payments. Please contact one of the following international ticketing executives for flights and transportation concerning this conference:

Oway Travels & Tours
Ms. Yin Lynn Thu – lynnthu@owaytrip.com (+959421084081)
Mr. Chan Min Kyaw – chanmin@owaytrip.com (+959455311213)
Mr. Kaung Htut San – kaunghtut@owaytrip.com (+959251027933)


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 HSE&T Asia Pacific 2019 Conference & Exhibition