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 € 199,- Deluxe room single use or €219,- 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


Wednesday, 15 September

07.00 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Poster Session & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag


08.00 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Lars Nydahl Jørgensen, Regional Director-Europe, IADC


08.15 Keynote Presentation: Iman Hill, Executive Director, IOGP

08.45 Operationalizing Human Factors
Session Chair:
David Rodriguez, Head of Performance and Response, Maersk Drilling

Safety Critical Task Analysis and Human Factors in Operations: Ewan McNeil, Regional Director, Risktec, Barry Quinn, Noble Drilling
Noble Drilling has worked with Risktec in communicating Human Factors to the drilling workforce, with Safety Critical Task Analysis forming part of the operational aspect of the Human Factors strategy. Human Factors has been viewed in some parts of the oil industry as mysterious, so having this disseminated to the workforce whilst being included in existing risk management processes was a key goal.

Human Factors: A Holistic Approach: Jared Dempsey, Industrial Psychologist, Kognivate
The application of Human Factors is in its infancy in the drilling industry. There is widespread acceptance of the need to engage in human factors; however, there is an emphasis on training drill crews and safety professionals. This presentation will discuss the need for a more holistic approach that goes beyond the scope of training a certain few. The presentation will propose a multilevel strategy that utilises training, human factors-based risk assessment tools, and onsite reinforcement by rig leaders to culturally establish human factors.

09.45 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag

10.15 Panel: COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Moderator: Barry Quinn, Health, Safety and Environmental Director, Noble Drilling

As we begin to emerge from the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on all of our lives, both personally and professionally, this is a panel discussion on what we have learned as an industry. What was the impact to our workforce, what did we learn, and what will remain as part of our daily operations as best practice moving forward? How have we supported the mental health issues this pandemic has caused with our workforce? How do we go back to work and what does the new norm look like?


Robina McCann, Corporate Medical Doctor, Seadrill Management Ltd


Carolyn Taylor, Head of Mental Health, Resilience and Wellbeing, International SOS


Kenny Adams, Head of Land Drilling QHSSET, KCA Deutag

11.45 Major Operating Risks


Session Chair: Barry Quinn, Safety and Environmental Director, Noble Drilling

Catastrophic Events and Human Error: A Few Rotten Apples or Organizational Dysfunction: Peter Bridle, Managing Partner, Pegasus Risk Management
The presentation aims to help organizations challenge old assumptions and beliefs while introducing them to a roadmap on how to become much more effective in managing Major Operating Risks and as a direct result, better predict their forward-looking fixed operating costs (OPEX). The presentation will reference multiple case studies to illustrate that even when operating and HSE performance surpass expectations when measured by such traditional metrics as injury rates, downtime, operating costs etc. that this provides absolutely no assurance that a catastrophic, cost prohibitive, event won’t happen tomorrow.

12.15 Luncheon & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by Odfjell Drilling

13.30 Green Transitions: Lowering Carbon Footprint and Emissions


Session Chair: Erik Roesen Larsen, Vice President, Head of HSSE, Maersk Drilling

The Alternatives Routes to Zero Emission Drilling: Merete Lie Holen, Vice President Sustainability, Per Lund, Håkon Klepsvik, Thomas Borsholm, Odfjell Drilling
In 2020, Odfjell Drilling further developed its four alternative routes to “zero emission drilling”. Odfjell Drilling sees the energy transition as a challenge, but also an opportunity to combine nearly five decades of experience with the technology of tomorrow to find solutions for the future.

A Field Case Study on the Impact of Digitalization and Automation on the Energy Transition: Edisa Shahini, Global Product Manager-Surface Logging Services, Lamberto Nonno, Baker Hughes
Reducing emissions from oil and gas operations is a first and critical step to meeting global and industry emissions targets. This presentation will demonstrate how developing and investing in these solutions can be relatively lower in capital investment while providing longer term results in terms of efficiency and emissions reductions in the drilling value chain, and eventually a sustainable energy future.

14.30 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag

15.00 Breakout Sessions

15.00 Breakout Session 1: Women in the Industry


Moderator: Jennifer Medcalf, President, The REACH Group

Companies that have a significant share of female leaders consistently outperform their peers, according to McKinsey research. Companies in the oil and gas industry should carefully consider this insight, given that the industry struggles to attract and retain the new generation and faces a demand in new kinds of skills in areas such as advanced analytics, machine learning, and robotics. A panel of accelerating women in the oil & gas industry will discuss the challenges of equality and the importance of workforce diversity in our industry.


Ally Cedeno, Founder of Women Offshore, Transocean


Lisa Mullins, Director Human Resources, Offshore, Transocean, Co-chair IADC Workforce Development Committee


Maria Paula Carrillo, Wells Operations Manager – Non Operating Ventures, Shell Global Solutions International BV


Aytan Zeynalli, Cost Engineer, SOCAR AQS

15.00 Breakout Session 2: Attracting the Young Generation


Moderator: Steve Rae, Executive Director, Step Change in Safety

Understanding the younger generations is pivotal for the future of our industry: what are they motivated by?  What are their expectations? How critical are the sustainability and transition plans of operating and drilling contractor companies to attract and retain the next generation of talents?

16.00 Continuation of Breakout Sessions

17.00 Wrap Up Breakout Sessions & Closing


Moderators: Jennifer Medcalf, President, The REACH Group & Steve Rae, Executive Director, Step Change in Safety

17.15 Welcoming Reception & Open Exhibition

Thursday, 16 September

07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Poster Session & Open Exhibition Sponsored by Transocean


08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Lars Nydahl Jørgensen, Regional Director-Europe, IADC


08.35 Keynote Presentation: Hilde Røed, Senior Vice President Climate & Sustainability, Equinor ASA

09.00 Panel: Green Transition: Future of Energy Mix and Opportunities for the Drilling Industry


Moderator: Neil Forrest, Vice President Sustainability, Seadrill, Chairman IADC Sustainability Committee

The green transition is possibly the most important global issue being discussed in this decade. There is significant variation between the different regions of the world regarding how our industry is being affected. However, in Europe, the transition is already a reality, not least because of the “Green Deal”, which has enshrined into law the ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. We see how our main customers, the oil and gas companies, are widening the scope of their activities very fast to include various green energy technologies, often in areas where we have the relevant equipment and expertise. It is therefore important for us to understand how we may best improve and adapt so as to sustain drilling activities in a low carbon future. Our panel will help us with that understanding.


Ashley Fernandes, Vice President Drilling Technology, Precision Drilling Corporation


Darrel Pelley, Director Technical Marketing, Transocean


Lars Eirik Nicolaisen, Partner & Deputy CEO, Rystad Energy


Rosanna Fusco, Head of Climate Strategy and Positioning, ENI

10:30 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by Transocean

11.00-12.30 Digitalization


Session Chair: Dan Haslam, Senior Manager, Global HSE & Assurance Execution, Transocean

Innovations as Enabler to Influence Behaviour: Annejifke Andrew, Assurance and Compliance Manager, Ed Hodson, Adebayo Aremu, KCA Deutag
The pandemic brought to light the value of this instant HSE information from the rig. The digitized systems of work have enabled us to evaluate leading safety indicators in detail. KCA Deutag was able to analyse in the office key aspects of human behaviours at a time that rig visits were not possible. The use of tablets has given us the opportunity to be in more immediate contact with the rig floor: Safety Alerts are received on the cold face minutes after being issued and inspection results arrive in the office in an instant. The presentation will look at how focusing on leading indicators obtained by digital technology can help us influence human behaviour at the well site based on the field data gathered by the technology over the last four years. We will explore how the different apps influence different behaviours.

2021 A Digital Odyssey – The Future of Safety Observations: Adrian Brown, Managing Director, Fennex Ltd, Barry Quinn, Noble Drilling
The presentation will cover how advanced digital technologies, such as Artificial intelligence, Machine learning and Automation processing, are playing a key role to transform critical HSE processes to improve safety culture.  The challenges faced, overcame and the achieved results, lessons learned and benefits.

Digital Sustainability: Carlos Junior, Sustainability Director, Ruann Silva, Renan Carvalho, Ocyan Drilling
The “Digital Sustainability” project was developed to optimize supervisors/managers time, reducing hours spent in the offices, permitting assertive actions and decisions avoiding incidents. This project is shared in two different disciplines knowing Occupational Safety and Process Safety. For Occupational Safety the most relevant checklists and templates were forwarded to an electronic format being filled by mobiles, tablets or computers and data transferred to dashboards. For Process Safety, LOPA and Bow Tie 5-Dimensions dynamic system monitoring methodology was created considering human, organizational, physics, supervisory and weather barriers monitoring in real time conditions and estimating automatically rigs residual risks.

12.30 Luncheon & Open Exhibition

13.45 Panel: Vaccine Strategy


Moderator: Robina McCann, Corporate Medical Director, Seadrill Management Ltd

A wide range of COVID-19 vaccines are now authorised for use globally. This has raised many new questions for drilling operators including to what degree a company should be involved in COVID – 19 vaccination and whether management of vaccinated persons in the workplace could and should differ.  The panel will discuss current understandings on vaccine types and effectiveness, the evidence on vaccination in reducing infection risk in the workplace and a review of the tracking systems of employee vaccination status in use globally.


Hans Berg, Regional Manager Health (RMH) ERCIS (Europe, Russia and CIS) & Interim RMH Middle East & Africa, Shell International B.V.


Olav Skar, Safety Director, IOGP


Dick Hooper, Global Health Advisor, International SOS

15.15 Networking Break, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by Transocean

15.45 Panel Human Factors


Moderator: Jeremy Townshend, Group Operational Integrity Manager, Operations Division, KCA Deutag

As drilling crews have found themselves having to work longer hitches due to the pandemic both in terms of travel restrictions and the need to quarantine this has inevitably increased the demands on employees. Perhaps never before has effective and positive employee engagement been so important and essential as during this pandemic. This panel session seeks to explore how the pandemic has driven the need to reassess and change the way we communicate and engage with our employees in the field providing an opportunity for more effective direct remote interventions and explore an invigorated future delivered through a refocus on an organisations’ most valuable asset – its’ people.


Steven Harris, Head of HSSE, Vysus Group


Emmanuelle Marshall, Group Head HSSE & Operational Integrity, KCA Deutag


Thomas Koester, Human Factors Specialist, Maersk Drilling

16.45 Adjournment

Alternate Presentations

The Seven Safety Leadership Expectations: Davide Scotti, Head of HSE Culture, Communication and Training, Saipem
Why is it fundamental for HSE teams to keep focusing on safety leadership and offer opportunities to organisational leaders to be exposed to intrinsic values? What are the key safety leadership expectations that each leader should work on in order to effectively contribute to the shape of a mature safety and just culture?

Leadership and Culture is the Foundation to a More Successful Implementation of Human Performance: Chris French, Business Development Executive – Europe, Middle East & Africa, The REACH Group
Critical to the success of Human Performance is for leaders to develop a culture where people trust each other and feel supported, encouraged and comfortable to speak-up on issues, admit mistakes and willing to make suggestions for improvement. Human Performance is about utilising the expert knowledge of the worker to develop proactive solutions to make the work environment more robust or resilient to compensate for potential mistakes and errors while creating a learning organisation that will drive efficiency.  

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, The REACH Group
  • 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!


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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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Your Safety is Our Priority

The health and safety of all IADC participants at our live conferences will be our highest priority.

Please view below the IADC safety standards for our conferences, which will be used alongside those imposed by the venue’s own regulations and protocols.

Wearing a face mask will be mandatory at our live conferences.

Sanitization stations will be accessible throughout the venue.

Frequent cleaning and disinfection will be carried out especially in areas of the restaurant, conference room, exhibition area and further touchpoints.

Capacity will be limited in session rooms, the restaurant, and on the exhibition floor.

Refrain from physical contact and practice 1,5m social distancing.