IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2020 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 11 February 2020
End: 12 February 2020

Venue: Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel
Location: Bangkok, Thailand


 Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: USD 700 Member / USD 875 Non-Member.
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies 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)
  • 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 below)

For registration inquiries, please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252.


The Asia Pacific region continues to position itself as a dynamic and vibrant market where rapid economic and demographic growth will sustain demand for oil, and gas drilling and exploration in Asia in the foreseeable future.
However, the industry needs future-ready leaders to drive the transformation to ensure the industry is equipped with relevant competencies and capabilities in order to overcome current and future industry challenges.

Collaborative efforts and partnerships; continuous innovation and investment with regard to attracting and retaining a competent and skilled workforce; and also the implementation of new technologies and practices that work will all be crucial in addressing those evolving challenges with achieving cost and operational efficiencies, sustainability and meeting stakeholder expectations.

The IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2020 Conference & Exhibition, which will be held on 11-12 February 2020 in Bangkok, will explore the critical challenges that drilling professionals face in this environment. In the face of prolonged low oil prices, how can companies high-grade their assets, right-size their organizations and equip their employees with the right competencies, all while staying on the cutting edge of the digital oilfield evolution?

Call for Abstracts

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is pleased to issue a call for abstracts for presentations at the upcoming IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2020 Conference & Exhibition in Bangkok. Key topic areas are outlined below. Authors are encouraged to come equipped with not just the how’s and why’s but also with compelling results to share.

Performance Optimization: Focus is shifting from reducing prices of goods and services to generating value by improving efficiency through technology, better work processes and changing standards. Collaboration – between operator and drilling contractor, between operator and service company, and among contractors themselves – has also become increasingly critical. Companies are invited to share experiences where improvements in technology, processes, standards and collaboration have helped to optimize their operations and performance.

Safety and Human Factors: Downturns challenge the morale and focus of our workforce, so organizations must work harder to help their employees understand that safety expectations do not change with fluctuations in the oil price. How can we take the opportunity of the downturn to high-grade the workforce? Share your innovations in safety technology; how to build company cultures to sustain incident-free operations; behavior-based safety; safety leadership; management of change; fitness for duty; and how to apply human factors to influence HSE results. Process safety-related topics are also of interest, including procedural compliance and self-verification; the use of leading and lagging indicators; hazard assessment and risk management; and training and awareness.

Industry 4.0: Data is more than a buzz word, and the drilling industry is increasingly learning to embrace data as the key element in pushing the next level of performance gains. A significant amount of data is already being collected, but how can the industry make such data actionable? Presentations are invited that share the state-of-the-art in data science, on cybersecurity, on innovations in applying data so that people on the rig can make better data-driven decisions, and on data standards and issues around interoperability.

Rig Equipment and Innovations: A significant number of drilling rigs around the world are stacked – how can drilling contractors ensure the proper maintenance of these units during the stacking period so that they can be efficiently brought back to work once the market recovers? For the rigs that continue to work, what can drilling contractors, operators and equipment providers do to reduce nonproductive time, particularly in the critical path? Presentations on mechanization and automation innovations, as well as equipment maintenance, are also welcome.

Workforce Development and Training: The industry has learned from past experience that it must continue to invest in talent recruitment and development despite economic challenges. This is especially critical considering the rapid evolution of technology and the growing use of data to manage and optimize drilling operations. How can we skill the teams to keep the staff agile and adaptable to the market requirements? What changes are needed for current training systems? The industry still needs employees with the appropriate competencies to crew the rigs and to ensure wellbore integrity to prevent well control incidents. Presentations on innovative training methods, talent attraction, recruitment and retention, as well as engaging with next-generation employees, are invited.

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 15 September 2019. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by 15 October 2019. Please note that formal papers are encouraged 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. To be selected for presentations, papers must be of great interest to drilling contractors, operators, service companies, training institutions and equipment manufacturers.

Click Here to submit your abstract

Click here to view General Guidelines for IADC Abstract Submissions

We look forward to your participation and hope to see you at the IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2020 Conference & Exhibition!

Program Committee Members

Wayne Bauer, Vantage Drilling
Rachit Cheerajin, PTTEP
Jeff Conaway, Seadrill
Jack Gomes, Noble Corporation
Michael Hartvigsen, Maersk Drilling
Chidpon Jantarawaranyoo, Shelf Drilling
Keith Kotval, Japan Drilling
Louay Laham, Sapura Energy Bhd
Frederick Lim, Diamond Offshore
Peter Malpas, Cuu Long Joint Operating Company (CLJOC)
Alex Maroske, Energy Drilling
Joachim van der Meulen, DROPS Asia
Sarah Molyneux, Shell
Greg O’Neill, Blue Whale Offshore
Horkiz Rouzi, The REACH Group
Arthur Russi, Transocean
Jumasri Terimo, Petronas Carigali
Mike DuBose, IADC
Chit Hlaing, IADC
Derek Morrow, IADC


Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 1 complimentary registration is US $ 1.500.
The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 1 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (US $ 350).

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.

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Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: europe@iadc.org
Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Diamond Sponsor Header

(10 Comps*)


Platinum $15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Reception $5,000
(1 Comps*)


Luncheon $6,500
(2 Comps*)


Coffee $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Audio Visuals $5,000
(1 Comp*)

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Click here to view complete sponsor packages and benefits

Click here to download the sponsor agreement

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

Conference Venue & Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel
494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok Metropolitan
10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +6622541234

Room Rates: Baht 5800,- Single Rate and Baht 6400,- Double Rate Including Breakfast. All Rates are quoted on per room, per night basis, subject to 10% service charge and 7% Government tax. The negotiated IADC roomblock will expire 12 December 2019, after this date rooms are upon availability of rooms and prices!
Reservations: Can be made by following this link to the Hotel Reservation Form. 
Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellations or amendments must be received at least 15 days prior to the expected arrival date or a one night room charge will be applied for any no-show and late cancellation.

Warning: 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.


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.


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IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2020 Conference & Exhibition