IADC HSE & Sustainability Europe Conference & Exhibition


Get ready for another interactive, high quality IADC HSE & Sustainability Europe Conference & Exhibition! Following up on the previous conference, we continue with dynamic and valuable sessions, that will provide attendees with insights into industry-leading HSE&T trends. In addition to offering high-quality informational presentations by subject matter experts, parts of the conference will be dedicated to highly interactive break-out sessions to stimulate discussions and new ideas and to engage all participants to create a true learning environment. This conference will serve 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.

StartSeptember 15, 2021EndSeptember 16, 2021
Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

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2019 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

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








Registrants by Location

  • Registrants

Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Independent Oil Producer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • Training
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Government
  • Trade/Professional Association
  • National Oil Company
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Venue & Hotel

Marriott Amsterdam Hotel

Address Stadhouderskade 12, 1054 ES Amsterdam
Phone +31 20 607 5555

Negotiated Room Rate € 269,- Deluxe room single use or €289,- Deluxe room double use
incl. Breakfast and Internet
9% VAT included in hotel room rates. 7% City Tax is not includes in hotel room rates.

NOTE: The negotiated room block will be released by the 3 August, please make your bookings timely to be ensured of a sleeping room.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation of the room can be done without penalty up to 48 hours prior to arrival.

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


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 €750, Virtual: €638*     *Use PDF form to register virtual attendee. 
  • Federal government employees 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).
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact europe@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? Europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252

Call for Abstracts (Deadline 19 March 2021)

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is pleased to issue a call for abstracts for presentations at the upcoming IADC HSE and Sustainability Europe Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam. We invite the industry to submit abstracts for presentations that align with our new vision for the conference. We welcome presentations that will provide substantial and practical information on timely HSE and Sustainability topics, while at the same time engaging – and even challenging – the audience to ask questions that will inspire thought-provoking discussions.

Suggested topics are outlined below, but other relevant topics are welcome, as well.

Covid-19: Lessons Learned, Prepared for Future Pandemic
Managing a drilling rig has become significantly more challenging this year amid the COVID-19 outbreak.  Quarantine requirements, travel restrictions, supply chain constraints and weakening oil prices have all added to the industry’s stress levels. However, no challenge is more important than keeping our rig crews safe and healthy.  What are the lessons learned and how are we prepared for a future pandemic?

Future Energy Mix: The market predicts a need to drill wells until 2050. The near future will require a mix of alternative energy and fossil fuels. The ‘green transition’ has started and opens the discussion of the future of oil & gas. There will be a major shift in primary energy, renewables will dominate in 2050 but oil & gas will play an important role in this future energy mix. What will be the role of the Drilling Contractors in this process?

Recruiting the Next Generation: We want to hear from young professionals and students! How can the oil and gas industry make itself more attractive to next-generation talent? What are students’ perceptions of oil and gas careers, and how do we compare with other industries vying for the same talent? What is being taught at universities today, and how can curriculums be more fully aligned with evolving industry operations? How can experienced industry professionals pass on their knowledge while still giving young professionals space to innovate? Recent graduates and university students are especially encouraged to share their perspectives.

Reinvigoration of the Industry: Analysts suggest that a reinvigoration of the industry may be possible, in particular if further consolidation takes place. Re-activation of rigs will inevitably lead to a requirement for onboarding of new recruits, who will need to be exposed to safety training. We encourage you to present case studies and lessons learned on how rig reactivations can be completed as efficiently as possible, without incurring any safety incidents.

Environmental Protection, Reduction of Emissions and the Social License to Operate: As the industry seeks to tap hydrocarbon resources in frontier offshore areas like the Barents Sea and in unconventional onshore basins, the drilling industry must keep environmental protection at the forefront or risk losing its social license to operate. What technical advances are available to drilling contractors to ensure sustainable operations? How can challenges around hydraulic fracturing be addressed? Presentations on cost-effective ways to reduce drilling’s environmental impact, including in sensitive areas, are welcome.

Decommissioning of Wells: Decommissioning of offshore oil and gas fields, infrastructure and wells will increase in the coming decades. The large number of fields that were developed in the 1970’es and 1980’es are coming to the end of their lives. In the Gulf of Mexico, a large number of structures were taken out of service in the past decade and another wave is approaching. In the North Sea, up to 10,000 wells will likely be decommissioned in the next three decades. Corresponding numbers for other areas are: 7,000 wells in Southeast Asia, 4,000 in Latin America, 3,000 in West Africa and 3,000 in the Arabian Gulf. In many cases, decommissioning of wells accounts for more than half the total decommissioning costs, which for the North Sea alone are expected to reach well over $100 billion.

We are looking for papers, which will give further insight into the scale of the challenge ahead and how this may change what our member companies will be focusing on. We are further looking for papers about well decommissioning projects in general as well as papers describing successful campaign solutions.

Human Factors: For all the big steel and cutting-edge technologies this industry has, it’s still the human factors that often define our successes and failures. There is already an increasing focus on non-technical skills – decision making, communication, teamwork, leadership, situation awareness and fatigue management – but much more needs to be done in terms of how to integrate this knowledge into employee training. We are looking for case studies on how companies enrolled their Human Performance plans, what were the hick-ups and what were the results.

Health: A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. By creating a positive, safe and healthy environment for employees, companies can improve workforce engagement, improve employees’ work-life balance and even improve business performance. Case studies related to vitality, fitness for work and practical occupational health are welcome.

New Technologies and Digitization: New technologies and practices resulted in reduced operating costs, increased productivity and have addressed major challenges within the industry. Additionally, data analytics such as predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data quality, cyber security and other digital innovations have been proven to optimize drilling technologies. IADC World Drilling is seeking presentations demonstrating the successful implementation of new technologies, practices or analytics, that improve the drilling value chain.

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

For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 19 March 2021. Please note that abstracts need to be submitted online through the conference website.

Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by Mid-April 2021. Please note that formal papers will be accepted 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.

We look forward to your participation and hope to see you at this important event!

Conference Program Committee

  • Norbert van Beelen, Shell International
  • Chiara Bernardelli, Saipem
  • Neil Easton, Baker Hughes
  • Nicolas Le Gouhinec, Valaris
  • Dan Haslam, Transocean
  • Bruce Kain, Northern Offshore
  • Darrell Lines, Noble Drilling
  • Jennifer Medcalf, REACH
  • Janike Myre, Odfjell Drilling
  • Lamberto Nonno, Baker Hughes
  • Barry Quinn, Noble Drilling
  • Erik Roesen Larsen, Maersk Drilling
  • Peter Smith, Seadrill Management
  • Jeremy Townshend, KCA Deutag
  • Phil Webb, BP Exploration
  • Stuart Clow, IADC
  • Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, IADC

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 2 complimentary registration is EUR € 2.000.

The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary conference registrations and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (EUR € 375).

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.

For more information and exhibition bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.
Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: europe@iadc.org.
Space applications will be confirmed after receiving the signed letter of agreement and payment of the invoice. We will include your company in all marketing activities after receipt of payment.
Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis!



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.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registration

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

For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252


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COVID-19 Safety Updates & Information

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