IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 27 September 2017
End: 28 September 2017

Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 Registration Information

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      • Registration for this event is Euro 750 per attendee.
      • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
      • Speakers, sponsors and guests are not eligible for online registration. (Please contact europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form)
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 Conference Links

For registration inquiries, please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31 24 675 2252.


Even in the midst of our industry’s current market correction, IADC remains committed to improving safety performance, both in terms of personal safety and process safety. As an industry, we owe it to our members, your staff and stakeholders to strive for an incident-free workplace. The IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition will examine a range of topics including management of high-consequence events, human factors, competency, health, environment and security. Papers and topics will be presented on ensuring and sustaining incident-free operations during drilling and completion, as well as competency, worker health and environmental stewardship.

Call for Abstracts

The industry has suffered significant losses in its global workforce over the past couple of years, from experienced veterans to recent graduates. The majority of these employees are likely to never return – certainly not the best and brightest, who have doubtlessly taken their talents to other industries. Now, as the drilling industry prepares for the next upturn, new recruits will have to be onboarded and trained, safe behaviors will have to be taught and reinforced, and the strength of safety cultures will be tested by companies eager to put their rigs, equipment and employees back to work.

The IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition will explore the critical challenges that safety professionals face in this environment. History has shown that safety performance often deteriorates during times of growth, so what can be done to prevent history from repeating itself?

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is pleased to issue a call for abstracts for presentations at the upcoming IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam. Key topic areas are outlined below. Authors are encouraged to come equipped with not just the how’s and why’s but also with compelling results.

Management of high-consequence events: Many companies have recognized that they are not giving enough focus to low-probability, high-consequence events. Companies are also learning that analysing actual incidents is not enough – they also must identify the potential outcomes that could have taken place. Process safety is a key aspect of the solution, as are compliance, industry collaboration, management of change and building a strong safety culture. We look for innovative initiatives to assist in safe operations.

Human factors: For all the big steel and cutting-edge technologies this industry has, it’s still the human factors that often define our successes and failures. There is already an increasing focus on non-technical skills – decision making, communication, teamwork, leadership, situation awareness and fatigue management – but much more needs to be done in terms of how to integrate this knowledge into employee training.

Competency: The industry invested significantly in accelerated competency development over the past decade, so what has been learned that can be applied in the next upturn? Competency gaps must be carefully managed, while existing talent must be retained. Critical areas of concern will include assessment and certification, e-learning, coaching and mentoring, and knowledge transfer.

Health: A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. By creating a positive, safe and healthy environment for employees, companies can improve workforce engagement, improve employees’ work-life balance and even improve business performance. Case studies related to vitality, fitness for work and practical occupational health are welcome.

Environment: Environmental stewardship cannot be overlooked if the industry is to maintain its social license to operate. Increasingly, companies are recognizing that environmental protection can even positively impact financial performance. The IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference seeks insights into how the industry can further reduce drilling’s environmental impact, including in sensitive areas such as the Arctic.

Security: Managing security from external attaches and internal compatibility threats is becoming a top priority for oil & gas related companies. We invite you to present case studies on security projects, best practices, security management, equipment, protocols, etc.

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. Please note that authors of selected presentations may be asked to participate in panel discussions. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 27 March 2017. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by 14 April 2017.

Please note that formal papers will be accepted, 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.

Click here to submit your abstract

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

Program Committee Members

Norbert van Beelen, Shell International
Alberto Cipolla, Saipem
Ashok Garlapati, Kuwait Oil Company
Tony Johnson, Transocean
John Karish, GtZ Consulting
Gary Kelso, BP Exploration
Bram Leerdam, Paragon Offshore
Bent Nielsen, Maersk Drilling
Barry Quinn, Noble Drilling
Nicol Ross, Diamond Offshore
Jeremy Townshend, KCA Deutag
Øyvind Tuntland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Michael de Vos, State Supervision of Mines
Peter de Vree, Falck Nutec
Derek Hart, IADC
Jens Hoffmark, IADC



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Marex Marine and Risk Consultancy

Rider International BV

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Stopdrop Tooling

Exhibition Information

The cost of each 3 x 2 meter stand is Euro 2300. Each standard shell scheme will be set with a skirted table, two chairs, access to electricity and 1 fascia with company name. With the standard shell scheme stand, you receive 1 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price or Euro 375. All registrations are including admission to the conference & exhibition, coffee breaks, luncheons, reception, and access to the conference proceedings. All personnel working the exhibition should be registered.

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

Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: europe@iadc.org
Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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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 more information and exhibition bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31 24 675 2252.

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 Euro 25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum Euro 15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver Euro 7,500
(2 Comps*)


Reception Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Luncheon Euro 6,500
(2 Comps*)


Brochure Euro 4,000
(1 Comp*)


Coffee Euro 3,750
(1 Comp*)

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Click here to view complete sponsor packages and benefits

Click here to download the sponsor agreement

For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31 24 675 2252.

Conference Venue & Hotel Information

Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam
Phone: +31.20.519.1200
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Rates: Classic Singe Room Euro 219.00 per room per night including breakfast and tax, excluding city tax 5%
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation free of charge until noon one day before arrival. If cancelled later, the first night will be charged.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online using this link or you can contact hotel.amsterdam@movenpick.com or phone +31 (0)20 5191234. Make sure to mention the IADC group rate “IADC Sep 17” to obtain the negotiated room rate.

Warning: Please note that there are several 3rd party companies actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the contracted hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that these companies do not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized them 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 be sure to make your hotel reservations exclusively through the contracted 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 HSE&T Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition