IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2019 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 18 September 2019
End: 19 September 2019

Venue: Marriott Amsterdam Hotel
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 Registration Information

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      • Registration fee: € 750 Member / € 937 Non-Member.
      • Special Introduction Offer: 50% discount for Young Professionals! Young Professionals need to be employed by a drilling contractor company or an oil producing company. Young Professionals are only entitled to a discounted fee if they have not more than 7 working years in the oil field industry after graduation. This offer is limited to two YP’s per company. (Please contact europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form)
      • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration. (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 another interactive, high quality IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2019 Conference & Exhibition! Following up on the 2018 conference, we continue with dynamic and valuable sessions, that will provide attendees with insights into industry-leading HSE&T trends. 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. This conference will serve as an indispensable forum to drive discussion of critical topics, such as training and developing the next-generation talent and leveraging digital technologies to further improve the industry’s safety performance.

Call for Abstracts

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 2019 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 behaviors 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 18 March 2019. Please note that a 1-minute elevator pitch regarding the presentation is included and required in this process.

Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by Mid-April 2019. 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.

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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!

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, Transocean
Bruce Kain, Northern Offshore
Gary Kelso, BP Exploration
Erik Roesen Larsen, Maersk Drilling
Craig Martin, Ensco plc
Janike Myre, Odfjell Drilling
Lamberto Nonno, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Barry Quinn, Noble Drilling
Jeremy Townshend, KCA Deutag
Jaap van der Sijp, 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

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

Marriott Amsterdam Hotel
Stadhouderskade 12,
1054 ES   Amsterdam 
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 20 607 55 55

Room Rates: Single Room €259,- per room per night including breakfast, service tax and VAT. 6% city tax is not included. Rooms and rates are upon availability till  the 20th of September 2019, after that, the hotel will provide rooms at the Best Available Rate, subject to availability.
Cancellation Policy: Individual reservations may be cancelled free of charge latest 48 hours prior to arrival.  Less than 48 hours the cancellation fee is 100%.
Reservations: Can be made through this link: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/amsnt-amsterdam-marriott-hotel/

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 2019 Conference & Exhibition