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Key Takeaways of 2021 Well Control Conference of the Americas

In the last week of August, IADC held its 2021 Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition. Initially planned as an in-person gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana, the conference and exhibition was recently switched to virtual format given the high positivity rate of COVID cases in the city. In this alternative format, the knowledge sharing continued, albeit from a distance.

The event’s program had many notable speakers providing invaluable insight and outlooks to attendees.

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Speakers

In a series of keynote and panel discussions, IADC’s 2021 Well Control conference covered a variety of topics. Keynote speaker Senator Sharon Hewitt, Senator Majority Leader, State of Louisiana, discussed how her background in oil and gas makes her a knowledgeable policymaker in the Louisiana State House. Another keynote speaker, Yarko “JJ” Sos, Founder/Director, Check-6 Inc. discussed his career in maximizing human potential among various types of workforces.

Key Takeaways

  • Workforce challenges – how to maintain competency amid the Pandemic?
  • Climate – how will drilling contractors continue to maintain a social license to operate as “carbon footprint consciousness” continues to grow?
  • Technology – how will innovation manifest enhanced methods for leveraging safer operations?

Upcoming IADC Conferences

The 2021 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition is 2 weeks away! In a year where the world seemed so close and so far, the Association is excited to host this leadership event for wells professionals. The conference will examine improving the value proposition from multiple perspectives for all stakeholders.
Through high-level panels and speakers and through cutting-edge technical papers, the conference will cover:
  • MPD at Brazil’s PETRONAS
  • Cementing & open hole gravel pack
  • Human factors
  • Case studies on implementing monitoring systems or closed-looped MPD or planning effective ECD management
  • Completions
  • Training
  • Recent Technological Advancements
Visit the 2021 IADC/SPE MPD & UBO Conference page for more program details!
IADC HSE & Sustainability Europe Conference & Exhibition is 2 weeks away! This event will be fully virtual from 15-16 September, and serves as an indispensable forum to drive discussion of critical topics, such as training and developing the next-generation talent, sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions, and leveraging digital technologies to further improve the industry’s safety performance. During this event, industry leaders and drilling professionals will discuss:
  • Operationalizing human factors
  • Major operating risks
  • Lowering carbon footprint & emissions
  • Women in the industry
  • Attracting the young generation
  • Future of energy mix and opportunities
  • Digitalization
We continue with dynamic and valuable sessions, that will provide attendees with insights into industry-leading HSE&T trends.