IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2018 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 25 September 2018
End: 26 September 2018

Venue: Beurs van Berlage
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 Registration Information

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      • Registration for this event is Euro 750 per attendee.
      • Young Professionals and employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration. Young Professionals are only entitled to a discounted fee if you have not more than 7 working years in the oil field industry after graduation. (Please contact europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form)
      • Speakers, sponsors and guests are not eligible for online registration. (Please contact europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form)
      • 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)

For registration inquiries, please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252


Get ready for a brand-new IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2018 Conference & Exhibition! To be held in the Beurs van Berlage, a historic stock exchange building in the heart of Amsterdam, the 2018 conference will feature dynamic and interactive sessions, as well as professionally moderated panel discussions, that will provide attendees with insights into industry-leading HSE&T trends.

As the drilling industry continues to grapple with challenging economic conditions, it must search for innovative ways to advance health, safety, environmental protection and training while adhering to strict cost constraints. In addition to offering high-quality informational presentations by subject matter experts, parts of the conference will be dedicated to highly interactive break-out sessions to stimulate discussions and new ideas and to engage all participants to create a true learning environment. Every participant will be able to leave with key takeaways that can be used to directly impact day-to-day operations.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline 27 March 2018! 

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 2018 Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam. We invite the industry to submit abstracts for presentations that align with our new vision for the conference. We welcome presentations that will provide substantial and practical information on timely HSE&T topics, while at the same time engaging – and even challenging – the audience to ask questions that will inspire thought-provoking discussions.

Suggested topics are outlined below, but other relevant topics are welcome, as well.

Virtual and Augmented Reality: How can these technologies be applied to improve technical operations on the rig, and what are the associated HSE&T considerations and risks? Technology demonstrations illustrating VR and AR opportunities and challenges on today’s drilling rigs are welcome.

Recruiting The Next Generation: We want to hear from young professionals and students! How can the oil and gas industry make itself more attractive to next-generation talent? What are students’ perceptions of oil and gas careers, and how do we compare with other industries vying for the same talent? What is being taught at universities today, and how can curriculums be more fully aligned with evolving industry operations? How can experienced industry professionals pass on their knowledge while still giving young professionals space to innovate? Recent graduates and university students are especially encouraged to share their perspectives.

Digitization and Security: As the drilling industry further embraces data analytics and as higher levels of decision making are handed over to algorithm-based process automation systems, workflows at the well site are changing, as are employees’ roles and responsibilities. How can HSE&T professionals help their organizations to make this transition as smooth as possible, and how should competency assurance systems evolve to account for these changes? Further, what steps should be taken to ensure cybersecurity?

Rig Reactivation: The industry is starting to see a few rig reactivations take place here and there, pointing to the potential for a healthier rig market in the next two to three years. As the industry works to bring more stacked rigs back into operation, new recruits will have to be on boarded and trained, safe behaviours will have to be taught and reinforced. We encourage you to present case studies and lessons learned on how rig reactivations can be completed as efficiently as possible, without incurring any safety incidents.

Environmental Protection and the Social License to Operate: As the industry seeks to tap hydrocarbon resources in frontier offshore areas like the Barents Sea and in unconventional onshore basins, the drilling industry must keep environmental protection at the forefront or risk losing its social license to operate. What technical advances are available to drilling contractors to ensure sustainable operations? How can challenges around hydraulic fracturing be addressed? Presentations on cost-effective ways to reduce drilling’s environmental impact, including in sensitive areas, are welcome.

Learning from Others: The drilling industry has made significant progress in terms of safety, but we shouldn’t underestimate how we stand to learn from other high-impact industries. For oil and gas organizations who have had success in applying technologies or processes from other industries – like aviation, automotive or manufacturing – into our own industry, we welcome presentations on best practices and lessons learned. Experts from other industries are also welcome to share their experiences in preventing incident reoccurrence, learning to identify hazards and understanding human factors.

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.

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.

NOTE: Selected abstracts might be assigned to interactive panel discussions, rather than scheduled as conventional presentations.

For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 27 March 2018. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by Mid-April 2018.

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 industry event!

Program Committee Members

Norbert van Beelen, Shell International
Alberto Cipolla, Saipem
Neil Easton, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Neil Forrest, Seadrill Management
Adam Hess, Transocean
Jon Hoy, Ocean Rig
Bruce Kain, Northern Offshore
Gary Kelso, BP Exploration
Erik Roesen Larsen, Maersk Drilling
Bram Leerdam, Paragon Offshore
Craig Martin, Ensco plc
Janike Myre, Odfjell Drilling
Lamberto Nonno, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Barry Quinn, Noble Drilling
Jeremy Townshend, KCA Deutag
Øyvind Tuntland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Michael de Vos, State Supervision of Mines
Derek Hart, IADC
Jens Hoffmark, IADC

 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


Branach Safety Ladders


Global Offshore

Rider International 

Ringers Gloves

Stopdrop Tooling Ltd

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


Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 243 – Beursplein 1-3 – 1012 ZJ Amsterdam
+31.20.531.33.55 – www.beursvanberlage.nl


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

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky: Dam 9, 1012 JS, Amsterdam
Location: This hotel is located on a 2 minute walking distance from the Beurs van Berlage.
Rates:  Superior Room, € 295,- incl. breakfast and VAT (6%) excl. city tax (6%)
Cancellation Policy: Without any charges up to 24h prior to arrival. In case the reservation is cancelled later the hotel has the right to charge the guest for the total cost of the first night.
Reservations: Please follow this link to book your room.
NOTE: This room block will expire on 24 August 2018. After this date rooms are upon availability. Please contact Ms. Sabine Zuijderhoudt for availability and prices s.zuijderhoudt@nh-hotels.com

Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel: Kattengat 1, 1012 SZ, Amsterdam
Location: This hotel is located on a 15 minute walking distance from the Beurs van Berlage.
Rates: Deluxe Room Single € 229,- / Deluxe Room Double € 249,- / Club Room Single € 269,- / Club Room Double € 289,- all rooms are incl. breakfast and VAT (6%) excl. city tax (6%)
Cancellation Policy: From the moment of booking the room to 24 hours prior to the arrival day cancellation is free of charge. If the guest cancels the room within 24 hours prior to arrival the guest will be charged 100% of the full stay. No show will be charged 100% of the full stay.
Reservations: Please follow this link to book your hotel room.
NOTE: This room block will expire on 13 August 2018

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Centre
Nieuwezijdskolk 19, 1012 PV, Amsterdam
Location: This hotel is located on a 3-5 minute walking distance from the Beurs van Berlage.
Rates: City Twin Room Single €193,- / City Twin Room Double use € 211,- all rooms are incl. breakfast and VAT (6%) excl. city tax (6%)
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours prior to arrival free of charge. Within 24 hours: 1 night penalty. No shows will be charged for the full stay.
Reservations: Please follow this link to book your hotel room.
NOTE: This room block will expire on 1 September 2018.

Double Tree by Hilton
Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam, 1011 DK, Netherlands
Location: This hotel is located on a 3-5 minute walking distance from the Beurs van Berlage.
Rates: City Twin Room Single €229,- / City Twin Room Double use € 249,- all rooms are incl. breakfast and VAT (6%) excl. city tax (6%)
Cancellation Policy: cancellations within 2 weeks prior to arrival: 1 night cancellation fee. Cancellations within 1 week prior to arrival: full stay charge as cancellation fee.
Reservations: Please follow this link to book your hotel room.
NOTE: This room block will expire on 25 July 2018.

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 2018 Conference & Exhibition