IADC International Well Control 2018 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 23 October 2018
End: 24 October 2018

Venue: Melia Milano Hotel
Location: Milan, Italy

Conference Sponsors


 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)
      • 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


The IADC International Well Control 2018 Conference & Exhibition will seek to examine the innovations that are shaping the future of well control, from technology to personnel competencies.

Call for Abstracts

The IADC International Well Control 2018 Conference will seek to examine the innovations that are shaping the future of well control, from technology to personnel competencies.

This event will focus on timely technical presentations highlighting recent developments and innovations in technology, techniques, training, management systems, and a wide variety of other topics that affect well control. Presentations that pose provocative questions and prompt discussion are especially welcome.

Presentations on the following topics are welcomed:

  • Recognition/Management of Human Factors in Critical Operations
  • Innovations in Well Control Training
  • Case Histories
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Well Design and Construction
  • Management Systems
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Well Control Competencies
  • Barrier Management
  • Automated Well Control
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Oil Versus Gas Well Control
  • Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Well Control
  • BOP Performance Reliability
  • Shallow Gas
  • Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Unconventional Situations, Casing Drilling, Monobores, etc.
  • Well Control Issues During Plug and Abandon Activities
  • Well Control Equipment Including Intervention Equipment
  • 20K BOP Technology and Procedures
  • Extreme Pressure Temperature Environment

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

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 3 April 2018. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by 1st of May 2018. Please note that formal papers are encouraged, 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

Giorgio Chiapponi, Pergimine
Paolo Croatto, Saipem
Robert Eifler, Noble Drilling
David Gouldin, Seadrill
Arjan ter Haak, Shell Global Solutions International
John Huffman, Ensco plc
Gary Kelso, BP
Corrado Leali, ENI
Angus Mather, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Steve Mullen, Northern Offshore Ltd.
Marco Pellei, Hydro Drilling
Bjørn Risvik, Statoil
Mike Simpson, Cansco Well Control
Stein Arild Tonning, Faroe Petroleum
Øyvind Tuntland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Guido van den Bos, National Oilwell Varco
Derek Hart, IADC
Jens Hoffmark, IADC
Steve Kropla, 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.

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. 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.

Click here to view the exhibition floor plan

Click here to download the letter of agreement




Maersk Training


Wild Well Control

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

Hotel Information

Hotel Milano Melia
Via Masaccio 19, 20149 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39.02.444.06, www.melia.com

Room Rates: Single Rate € 169,- Double Rate € 194,- Including breakfast, excluding 10% taxes, € 5,- city tax per person per night.
Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation until 10-10-2018, starting 11-10-2018 100% charge!
Reservations: please follow this link to make your hotel reservations.

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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Event Summary

IADC International Well Control 2018 Conference & Exhibition