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

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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.

Conference Program

Learn from Today, Prepare for Tomorrow

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

07.00 Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag

08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing

08.45 Keynote Presentation: Norrie McKay, Chief Executive Officer, KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd

09.15 Management of High-Consequence
Session chair: ‎Jeremy Townshend, Group Operational Integrity Manager, KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd

Creating a Culture of Care and Discipline for a Safer Workplace: Gordon Graham, GM Wells Egypt, Shell International E&P
Experiences moving to a leadership role in a Shell Joint Venture in Egypt will be explained where Gordon Graham is the Deputy General Manager for Drilling, Completions and Well Interventions in Bapetco. An HSE program was developed to enhance results and lead to a significant decrease in recordable cases and the enrollment of staff and contractors in the drive for improved HSE performance. The results speak for themselves with TRCF reduction from almost 4.0 to 0.91 at year end. This has been achieved by focused “Risk Champion” programs and enhanced Leadership presence and engagement – the details of which will be presented.

Preventing Pollution in Sensitive Areas: Lin Silje Nilsen, Senior Engineer HSE Management, Ingrid Årstad, Ingvill Røsland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
A license to operate depends on society’s perception of risk and its confidence in the industry’s ability to prevent major accidents. Safety performance is under increasing public scrutiny, especially in sensitive areas. The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway monitors developments and trends in different safety indicators. This work also communicates performance with respect to prevention of acute discharges to sea and accidental events with potential for severe pollution. The background for this perspective in our monitoring work will be presented, its results and identified trends, as well as our reflections around possibilities to improve work to prevent accidents, including high-consequence accidents.

10.15 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag

10.45 Barrier Management
Bram Leerdam, HSE&Q Manager, Paragon Offshore

Drilling wells involves managing major accident hazards. To manage these hazards effectively it requires the workforce (offshore as well as in the office) to understand the interaction between all the SECE barriers that are in place and owned by Operator, Drilling Contractor and Service Company. Setting clear expectations for designing, implementing, operating, maintaining, testing and verifying these SECE barriers should be the normal way of working. This process requires clear Barrier Management to represent barrier ownership, interaction and to ensure reliability. Learning from each other (and from other industries) through sharing of good practices, incident learnings, as well as aligning processes and terminology will help us to strengthen our knowledge of Barrier Management. This panel intends to further strengthen this collaboration and share the current views how companies have further enhanced their systems and expectations.

– Kenneth Dupal, Engineering Manager, DW Wells Process Safety, Shell International E&P
– Louise Grann Lauersen, Barrier Management Project Manager, Maersk Drilling
– Torleif Husebo, Head of Process Integrity Section, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
– Kevin Murdoch, Manager Operations Integrity – Europe, Asia and Africa, Transocean

12.15 Luncheon & Open Exhibition

13.45 Featured Presentation: Reversing the Trend: Sigve Knudsen, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
The industry is changing and being challenged. Pressures are growing. The past two years have been characterized by serious incidents and safety challenges. Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s main issue for 2017 is “reversing the trend” and the work will be focused on three defined areas; collaboration, robustness and standardisation.

14.15 Life Cycle of Contracts
Bent Nielsen, Head of HSSE, Maersk Drilling

Many stakeholders are involved throughout the life cycle of a contract to maintain a safe working environment and workplace. The main stakeholders are the oil company holding the drilling lease, the drilling contractor and associated service companies being at the worksite for various tasks to be performed. The involved parties all come with their own background, safety management philosophy, equipment and people. They need to adapt to the oil company/drilling contractor’s way of working and are governed under typically the drilling unit’s overall safety management and systems. They can throughout the contract find themselves compromising their own systems to accommodate how the main stakeholders expect them to operate, and often live with frustrations in this respect.

What can the main stakeholders do to facilitate contractors in their daily work on site? What can the contractors do to adapt to the main stakeholders requirements and maintain the “One site One team spirit”?

– Ahmad Al Shatti, Safety Engineer, Kuwait Oil Company
– Norbert van Beelen, Vice President of Wells Safety and Environment, Shell International E&P
– Ian Paterson, Vice President Global Accounts – Shell, Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE)
– Peter de Bruijne, Director Marketing & Contracts Europe – Africa, Paragon Offshore

15.15 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag

15.45 E-Security
Session chair: Neil Forrest, Director HSSEQ, Seadrill Management

Security PreparednessRoss Gilsenan, HSSEQT Manager, Kenny Adams, KCA Deutag Drilling GmbH
Within KCA Deutag we are continually developing our security plans and protocols to ensure the safety of our personnel both on the rig site and office locations. We have developed a number of security systems to ensure we are prepared for security events, having the ability to respond effectively and recover in a timely manner maintaining our business continuity and ongoing safety of our personnel. Security threats are worldwide and we must have plans in place to deal with them….it’s too late on the day to pull them off the shelf, dust them off and use them!

Plain Sailing? Observations of Cyber Security and Network Health Problems in Control Systems at Sea: Mate J. Csorba, Principal Specialist, DNV GL
Cyber security threats have grown in reach and complexity. As a consequence, cyber security has become a concern and should be considered as an integral part of the overall safety management in shipping and offshore operations. The presentation provides tangible examples of findings from cyber security and network health tests performed onboard of various vessels, such as shuttle tankers, FPSOs, and drillships by DNV GL Maritime Advisory. Typical pitfalls of on-board cyber security will be discussed, such as inadequate protection mechanisms, installation failures and mismatches between documentation and installation, vulnerabilities in controllers, insufficient network capacities, and consequences thereof.

16.45-17.45 Welcoming Reception & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by IADC North Sea Chapter

Thursday, 28 September 2017

07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing

08.35 Keynote Presentation: Beate Myking, Vice President Drilling & Well Facilities and Development Projects, Statoil ASA

09.00 IADC HSE&T Committee & Workforce Development Update: Mike DuBose, Vice President – International Development, IADC

09.30 Fit for the Job
Session chair: Bram Leerdam, HSE&Q Manager, Paragon Offshore

Improving Workforce Alertness, Health, and Safety with Offshore Light Treatment: Koos Meijer, Director -Human Factors Consultant, KM Human Factors Engineering
Poor sleep and fatigue increases the risk for human error, that is why managing it should be a top priority in high-hazard industries. NASA successfully applies a form of light treatment for over 20 years. By targeting the sleep center of our brain, with blue lights and special glasses, light treatment increases sleep quality without the help of medication. Our latest projects at Allseas and Bluewater shows that light treatment can be applied as an effective tool in enhancing sleep efficiency and reducing workforce fatigue. It will raise HS&E and process safety to a new level.

Keep the Crew Job Fit: Martin van Assendelft, CEO, M.Point Life Style Center
Manage the company to keep the employees job fit. Become aware of the physical degeneration, optimizing lifestyle and proper diet helps the employees to comply with the work safety and work requirements of the future. The recommendation shows the new strategy of the company (offshore) to deploy a personal health and well-being (facts of getting older, body degeneration, mental problems during offshore time) strategy. It will give a clear overview of necessary measures to be taken in order to set up a sustainable vitality program. Employees see it as money strategies for the future. The new life style will be used for the emphasis and will develop a 2.0 vision to work and live on the platform.

10.30 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

11.00 Dropped Object Prevention
Moderator: Tony Johnson, Senior Global Manager, HSE Operations, Transocean

panel will share their companies approach to Dropped Object Prevention. They will focus on the different challenges, share their best practices and discuss the importance of senior management support.

– Duston McConnell, Senior Global HSE Advisor, BP
– Peter Cunnion, Vice President, Northern Offshore
– Jacob Odgaard, Head of Drilling Support, Maersk Drilling
– Allen Smith, DROPS Global (Dropped Object Prevention Scheme) Facilitator and Educator, DROPS Forum
Stacey Murphy, Wells HSE Lead – UK & Ireland, Shell U.K. Limited

12.30 Luncheon & Open Exhibition

14.00 Human Factors
Session chair:
 Lars Bagger Hviid, HSE Superintendent, Maersk Drilling

Make Operations Safer Through the Implementation of Self-Verification in Upstream Oil and Gas: Lars Bagger Hviid, HSE Superintendent, Maersk Drilling
The presentation will focus on introducing the challenges associated with procedural compliance and procedural discipline. Next, an overview of the Maersk Drilling procedural framework – aim, structure and potential benefits will be given. Finally, considerations and potential pit falls to be taken into account when implementing and keeping a procedural compliance framework alive will be outlined.

Delivering Real Time Competency as Part of the Safe Systems of Work: Edi Gittenberger, CEO, Rider International
All companies commit significant investment to developing and implementing safety management systems. In many instances these initiatives struggle to create a cohesive story for the people who deliver the work on the rig floor. The presentation covers the lessons learned from implementing a new approach to managing work activities, one that places the needs of the crews, the teams and the rig management first. The system was rolled out at 15 rigs, and since the beginning of 2017 data has been gathered, of which the results will be shown.

Tubular Handling Assessments – Denying Gravity: Alistair Tong, Principal Specialist HSE, Aberdeen Drilling Consultants
It was apparent at the 2016 IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference that we still have an undeniable dynamic dropped object problem, particularly when handling pipe and also in our moon-pools. Tubular (or BOP) Handling Assessments ensure such risks are reduced ALARP by looking at things differently. Automation of drill-floor machinery and tubular-handling equipment has many advantages but introduces new hazards. Malfunctions or misuse of equipment has high potential all too often realized, for serious injury or fatality. The “All 4 One” approach and independent view has helped see and do things differently before it counts.

Reduce Cost and Enhance Efficiency with an Effective Telemedicine Solution: Louise Slaney, Medical Director Offshore – Northern Seas, Michael Braida, Dick Hooper, International SOS
Technology available today has enabled the implementation of customised healthcare services for the offshore oil & gas industry. The challenge, in times where we need to maintain a focus on cost containment, is to identify the realisable value beyond conventional enhancement of diagnostic capability and therefore objectivity in decision making concerning the management of medical emergencies and ill-health at work. We believe that through the implementation of innovative digital technologies and linking offshore sick bays with onshore medical expertise, we create an opportunity for significant cost reduction in achieving standard occupational health and safety performance and increased worker satisfaction.

16.00 Adjournment

Unassigned Papers of Note:
The following paper proposals will be included in the conference program if a scheduled paper becomes unavailable. In addition, these presentations will be made available in the IADC conference proceedings, should the author so desire.

Advanced Barrier Management: Bowtie Analysis, Barrier-Based Incident Analysis and Risk Based Auditing: Ben Keetlaer-Qi, HSE Strategy Consultant, CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V.
Advanced barrier management addresses the three fundamental questions of risk management: Do we understand what can go wrong? Do we know what our safety measures are to prevent this happening? Do we know whether these safety measures are working effectively? Barrier management has proven to be a successful method to visualize risk scenario’s and identify gaps in risk control. Bowtie diagrams can also be used to unite risk assessment and risk assurance (audit findings, incident recommendations, maintenance backlogs) in one central place. This allows risk owners to prioritize improvements, create targeted recommendations and make risk-based decisions.

Simulation Training for Lifeboat Launching: Randy Billard, Chief Technology Officer, Anthony Patterson, Virtual Marine Technology Inc., Jennifer Smith, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Lochlan Magee, Independent Researcher
Lifeboat simulators have been specifically created for offshore personnel to practice emergency scenarios using representative equipment and virtual environments. A human factors study was performed to evaluate to how training performed using a simulator compares to traditional training methods, including onboard drills and annual refresher training. Participants were trained one of three ways over a year and then evaluated on their ability to successfully launch a lifeboat in a plausible emergency event.Comparisons were made between traditional training approaches and groups trained with simulation.The study indicates the group trained with the simulator was more successful in launching the lifeboat.

Embed Safety in Rig Designs to Improve Employee and Financial Performance: Precious Nwokoma, Engineering Specialist-Drilling, Huisman Equipment BV
This presentation shows a comparison between traditional rig design features and a modern rig design with enhancements that will reduce employee fatigue, improve safety of personnel and financial performance. It will show how equipment placement and an improved rig layout can lead to safer work conditions and environment.


Program Committee Members

Norbert van Beelen, Shell International
Alberto Cipolla, Saipem
Neil Forrest, Seadrill Management
Ashok Garlapati, Kuwait Oil Company
Tony Johnson, Transocean
Bruce Kain, Nortern Offshore
Gary Kelso, BP Exploration
Bram Leerdam, Paragon Offshore
Janike Myre, Odfjell Drilling
Bent Nielsen, Maersk Drilling
Barry Quinn, Noble Drilling
Jeremy Townshend, KCA Deutag
Øyvind Tuntland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Gert-Jan Windhorst, NOGEPA
Derek Hart, IADC
Jens Hoffmark, IADC


CGE Risk Management Solutions BV


Global Gravity


Marex Marine and Risk Consultancy

Rider International BV

Ringers Gloves


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

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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%.
The negotiated room block will expire on 16 August 2017. After this date rooms are upon availability.
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 2017” 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