IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition


The IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition 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.

StartAugust 24, 2021EndAugust 25, 2021
CityNew Orleans
CountryUnited States
Ritz Carlton New Orleans

2019 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

  • Management
  • Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
  • Library/Miscellaneous
  • Training/Education
  • Company Owner/Corporate Officer
  • Complimentary
  • Drilling and/or Completion Operations
  • Drilling Engineer

Conference Attendees


Exhibiting Companies

Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Independent Oil Producer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • National Oil Company
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Training

Registrants by Location

  • Registrants
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Venue & Hotel

The Ritz Carlton

Address 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone +1.504.524.1331

Negotiated Room Rate $159 (plus taxes/fees)
Single/Double Occupancy

NOTE: Rates available until Monday, 26 July 2021. Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel. Please be sure to mention IADC to obtain discounted rate.

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.

Venue Details

921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Registration Information

As industry continues to navigate the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, IADC will tailor its 2021 conferences to better serve its members and their guests. For the 2021 conference line-up, IADC will offer two ways to attend – both in-person and virtual attendance options. Conference registration will be structured for these options. IADC will resume its member/non-member registration pricing for the 2022 conferences.

  • Registration fee: In-person: $600, Virtual: $510  **Use PDF form to register virtual attendee
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers, sponsors and exhibitors are not eligible for online registration. (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF above)
  • 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 above)
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact registration@iadc.org for further information.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the conference date.

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.

Need Help? registration@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945

The Call for Abstracts has expired. Authors will be notified by 19 March.

IADC is pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for the 2021 IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition. Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. Presentations on the following topics are welcomed:

  • Case Histories
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Well Design and Construction
  • Operations Management Systems
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Training and Human Factors
  • Well Control Competencies
  • Automated Well Control and Kick Detection
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Well Control
  • BOP Operations
  • Shallow Gas
  • Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Capping and Containment
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Decommissioning
  • Barrier Management
  • Well Integrity
  • Well Control Practices in Unconventional Wells

For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than Friday, 5 February 2021. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation and guidelines by Friday, 19 March 2021. Please note that formal papers are encouraged, but are not required for this conference.

Click here to view General Guidelines for IADC Abstract Submissions

Conference Program Committee

  • Deric Simmons, Precision Drilling
  • Jeremy Sokol, Chevron
  • John Broussard, BP
  • Jon Shoemaker, Diamond Offshore Drilling
  • Keeley Bell, Noble
  • Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
  • Mitch McKinnis, Helmerich & Payne
  • Nial Shepherd, Ensign Energy Services
  • Pete Bennett Pacific Drilling
  • Philip Dalrymple, Independence Contract Drilling
  • Richard Grayson, Nabors Industries
  • Jim Rocco, IADC

Conference Exhibitions

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $2,000. IADC membership required.

The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive one complimentary conference registration and up to two additional registrations at half price. No refunds for cancellations will be issued.

  • Exhibitors can set-up after 3:00 pm on Monday, 23 August. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 24 August.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last break ends on Wednesday, 25 August.

  • The exhibitor space is a 10′ x 10′ area. It will be set with a 6′ skirted table and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed 10′ across, as the space in the exhibition area will be limited.

  • Wall space for signs/banners will not be available. All signs/banners must be affixed to the table or free standing.

  • All personnel working the exhibition must be registered. With your space, you will receive one complimentary registration and up to two additional registrations for half price or $300.

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 Membership is mandatory for booking an exhibition space at this event. IADC Exhibitions will solely be visited by conference attendees. Non-conference attendees are not allowed to enter the exhibition area.

Exhibition space is sold on a first come, first served basis!
Interested? Contact lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1 713.292.1945


There are five 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. IADC membership required to be eligible.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations.
Interested? Contact lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945


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