IADC Contracts & Risk Management Conference

Start: 9 October 2018

End: 10 October 2018

Venue: Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
Location: Houston, Texas, USA


Registration Information

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  • Registration for this event is $500 per attendee. 
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers and sponsors are not eligible for online registration. (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF below)
  • 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)
  • Click here to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF format)


Conference Links

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Lori Gagula at lori.gagula@iadc.org or +1.713.292.1945.


The biennial IADC Contracts & Risk Management Conference explores pertinent issues affecting contracts and risk management within the drilling industry. Speakers report on market issues, contract provisions, new contract requirements and indemnification issues, to name a few.

Earn MCLE’s!
IADC will apply for MCLE hours with the Texas State Bar Association, the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Bar

A conference program will be posted soon. Please check back.

Conference Program Committee

Andrew Tietz, Consultant
Bill Cobb, Latshaw Drilling
Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling
David Faure, Transocean
Ernie Nelson, Nabors Drilling USA
John Alvarado, Seadrill
Mark Rankin, Rankin Risk Analytics
Marvin Moos, Horne Rota Moos LLP
Nick Patterson, Ensco plc
Ron Potter, Ensco plc
Stacey Earley, Transocean
Mike DuBose, IADC

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are five levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors and Event sponsorships.  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*)


Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact:

Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org at +1.713.292.1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Venue Information

Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210, Houston, Texas 77024
Phone: +1.713.590.0950

Click here for map and driving directions

The venue is located between Hotel Sorella and Four Points Sheraton in CityCentre.
There is no negotiated room block associated with this meeting.

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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Event Summary

IADC Contracts & Risk Management Conference