IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition


IADC’s Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition is the only event specifically targeting onshore drilling operations. Drilling Onshore, with its top speakers and panels, explores issues affecting the onshore drilling industry, including technology, management, perspectives on future onshore activity and regulation. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston West on 19 May 2022.

StartMay 19, 2022EndMay 19, 2022
CountryUnited States
Hyatt Regency Houston West

2019 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

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



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
  • Training
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Land Well Servicing Contractor

Registrants by Location

  • Registrants
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Hyatt Regency Houston West

Address 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079
Phone +1.281.558.8338
Fax +1.281.558.4028

Negotiated Room Rate $158/$168
Single/Double Occupancy

*Discounted room block rate expires on Tuesday, 26 April 2022. Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel prior to cut-off date.

Venue Details

Omni Houston Hotel - West Houston
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas, USA 77079

Registration Information

Advanced Registration is no longer available. Please see IADC staff onsite at the event.

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: $325, Non-Member: $405
  • **Registrations received after 10:30 am on Wednesday, 18 May, will not appear on the roster of attendees.
  • 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.
  • 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

Conference Program

Thursday, 19 May

7:00 am  Registration, Exhibit Viewing & Coffee Service  Sponsored by Pason  Texas Ballroom & Foyer 

7:15 am  Speaker Briefing  (Speakers, Moderators & Session Chairs only)  Texas Ballroom 5-7

8:00 am  Introduction & Welcoming Remarks  Texas Ballroom 5-7   

  • Rhett Winter, Director, Government & Industry Affairs – Onshore, IADC
  • Mike Garvin, IADC Division VP North America Onshore; Sr. Vice President, Operations, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company

8:10 am  Market Outlook
Moderator: Rhett Winter, Director, Government & Industry Affairs – Onshore, IADC

  • Russell Evans, PhD, Executive Director, Economic Research and Policy Institute, Oklahoma City University
  • Ian Macpherson, Sr. Research Analyst, Piper Sandler

9:00 am  Social Media Influencing
Moderator: Thad Dunham, Director – Government & Industry Affairs – Operations, IADC
Oil & Gas podcasters to discuss pro-industry social media influencing, why they do it and what their mission is.

  • JP Warren, Founder, Connection Crüe
  • Jake Corley, Co-Founder, Digital Wildcatters
  • Jamie Elrod, Co-Host, Flipping the Barrel, Baker Hughes, Massiel Diez, Co-Founder, Flipping the Barrel, Schlumberger

9:45 am  Exhibit Viewing & Coffee Service  Sponsored by Pason

10:15 am  Regulatory Update: Wayne Christian, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission

10:45 am  ESG Panel
Moderator: Paul Mosvold, President & COO, Scandrill
These industry leaders will examine challenges, hurdles, and opportunities that face the oil and gas sector in managing the energy transition. Specifically, the panelists will discuss facts and data on tracking, measuring & reducing emissions; the perils of Scope 1 emissions declaring; scarcity of capital for operators.

  • Jordan Buss, Director, HSE Assurance, Precision Drilling
  • Dan Romito, Consulting Partner, Pickering Energy Partners
  • Adam Johnson, Completions Engineer, Murphy Oil Corp

11:45 am  Luncheon & Exhibit Viewing  Lakeview

1:00 pm  Perspectives from the Field
Moderator: Kenny Baker, Drilling Superintendent, Cactus Drilling
Rig managers and drillers will examine a variety of challenges currently faced in onshore operations.

  • Tony Dickerson, Rig Manager, Energy Drilling
  • Ken Norris, Rig Manager-South Texas, Helmerich & Payne
  • Josh Mayne, Driller, Scandrill
  • Brad Wilson, Rig Manager, Norton Energy

2:30 pm  Congressional Spotlight: Wesley Hunt, U.S. House Candidate for Texas 38th District
Session Chair: Matt Giacona, Director – Government & Industry Affairs, IADC

3:00 pm  Exhibit Viewing & Coffee Service  Sponsored by Pason

3:30 pm  Operators Outlook
Moderator: Mike Garvin, IADC Division VP North America Onshore; Sr. Vice President, Operations, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
Operators representing various regions will share their perspectives on current challenges and opportunities for the onshore sector.

  • Justin Stone, VP Drilling and Completions, Validus Energy
  • Kyle Eastman, Drilling Operations Manager, Chevron North America E&P Company
  • Drew Limbacher, Chief Operating Officer, Vencer Energy

4:30 pm  Adjournment: Mike Garvin, IADC Division VP North America Onshore; Sr. Vice President, Operations, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company

Conference Program Committee

  • Allen Williams, Helmerich & Payne IDC
  • Bill Cobb, Latshaw Drilling
  • Brian Tucker, Pioneer Drilling
  • Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling
  • Joey Husband, Nabors Drilling USA LP
  • Luke Crownover, Robinson Drilling
  • Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
  • Mike Pierce, Ensign
  • Paul Mosvold, Scandrill
  • Scott McKee, Cactus Drilling Company
  • Rhett Winter, IADC
  • Thad Dunham, IADC

Conference Exhibitions

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $1,000. 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 6 pm on Wednesday, 18 May. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Thursday, 19 May.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last break concludes on, 19 May.

  • 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 $175.

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.

Exhibition space is sold on a first come, first served basis!

Interested? Contact lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945


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. Note: no refunds for cancellations of sponsorships will be issued.

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




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