IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2021 Conference & Exhibition


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 2021 Conference & Exhibition, which will be held on 18-19 May 2021 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?

StartMay 18, 2021EndMay 19, 2021
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel

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2019 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

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








Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Government
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • National Oil Company
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Trade/Professional Association

Registrants by Location

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Venue & Hotel

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel

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

Negotiated Room Rate
Single Rate THB 5,800,-
Double Rate THB 6,400,-

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Venue Details

Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

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: $700, Virtual: $595*    *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 guests are not eligible for online registration.
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  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the conference date.
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact europe@iadc.org for further information.

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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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

07.00 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, & Open Exhibition

08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Mike Dubose, Vice President International Development, IADC

08.40 Keynote Presentation: David Anthony John, Vice President, PTTEP Process Safety and Assurance Department

09.00 Human Factors
Session Chair: Wayne Bauer, Director of QHSE, Vantage Drilling

Using Surveys to Understand the Climate Versus Understanding the Culture of an Organization: Andrew Knight, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific, the REACH Group
This presentation will provide valuable insight into the benefits of using surveys, the steps needed to design a survey for accurate and meaningful data along with the implementation approach used on two semi-submersible rigs where the goal was to have a lasting effect on the organisational culture and ultimately the performance of the rigs.

Fatigue Counter Measures Offshore Light Treatment: Koos Meijer, Director, KM Human Factors Engineering, Martin Robb, Human Factors Applications
Operator fatigue is a major brain hazard and a serious safety hazard. It reduces brain performance, decision making, and overall alertness. This, in turn, increases human error risks on the work floor. Offshore light treatment using special blue-blocking sleep glasses and energy lights have proved to reduce fatigue levels and to enhance operator alertness and energy levels. This Human Factors innovation will raise HS&E and process safety to a new level.

10.00 Networking Break, Open Exhibition & Poster Session

10.30 Emerging Technologies to Improve Safety Operations
Session Chair: Jumasri B. Terimo, Head Wells Malaysia, PETRONAS Upstream

eWCAT – A Journey Into Integrity: Rahul Bhanot, Wells HSSE Manager, Shell Malaysia
In Shell Wells, it became clear – following a series of major industry disasters – that a shift in mindset was needed from “our wells are safe” to an assumption that our wells are unsafe unless we can proof that they are safe. While we had good coverage in our equipment, personal training and barriers, there was no simple central system to assess the status. Shell needed a further way to make standards visible, trackable and measurable. The solution was to build the electronic Well Control Assurance Tool (eWCAT). First implemented for deepwater wells in 2012, and then rolled out globally, eWCAT monitors and makes visible key metrics to measure discipline, compliance and make risk and management of change visible.

Data Analytics using Power BI in Oil & Gas – Readiness to Industry 4.0: PVN Chandrasekaran, Director, PetrelTech Pte Ltd
This paper brings limelight to the application of Data Analytics in the oil & gas industry with Power BI data modelling techniques. Thereby encourage embracing Big Data to improve business performance through prescriptive analysis on the processed data corresponding to drilling, production, well data, HSE & HR heading towards the business success.

Scenario Based Learning for DROPS in Virtual Reality: Joachim van der Meulen, Secretary & Facilitator, DROPS Asia
The drilling industry has been very successful in reducing dropped objects through engineered solutions as well as structural inspection programs. Despite this, it often remains the largest category of high potential incidents. Competency and attitudes towards safety are often major contributing factors when incidents occur. To raise awareness, competency and improve attitudes towards dropped object prevention, DROPS Asia are developing an highly immersive and interactive scenario based training program; as well as a virtual meeting space for subject matter experts to collaborate. First presented at the same conference in Malaysia in 2019, this presentation will provide an update as well as a live demonstration.

12.00 Luncheon, Open Exhibition & Poster Session – Sponsored by Conntrak Catering Services

13.15 Panel: Workforce Attraction & Today’s Development
Moderator: Keith Kotval, HSQE Assistant General Manager, Japan Drilling Company

The rising activity and increasing number of rigs being brought into operation presents a challenge recruiting, developing, and retaining a skilled, competent and qualified workforce at all levels. With a constricted and limited pool of talent, how to manage it? How to expand it? Where to source these assets? What to prioritize? And, how to do it in a financially and sustainably judicious manner? If proper preparation prevents poor performance, then prudence propounds planning to mold the workforce of today and tomorrow.

  • Putikarn Aurat, Vice President, attached to HHR seconded as Managing Director, PTTEP Services Ltd
  • Steve Taylor,Business Development Director, IAS International Oil & Gas Consultants DMCC
  • Mike Dubose, Vice President – International Development, IADC

14.45 Networking Break, Open Exhibition & Poster Session

15.15 Health
Session Chair: Alex Maroske, Head of QHSSE, Energy Drilling

CHOOSE LIFE: Davide Scotti, LHS Foundation, Saipem
While safety is a mandatory issue, health is not. A company cannot make people change their attitude towards their own bodies. It’s a choice they have to make themselves.
Choose Life is a program designed to support people in tacking this basic choice targeting some the issue most affecting health in the oil & gas industry: malaria, cardiovascular & sexually transmitted diseases.

Mental Health – ‘First Aid’ – Relevant Recent Cases and Outcomes: Dr. Jamon Ngoencharee, Chief Medical Officer, International SOS
Mental distress among offshore workers is difficult to detect, however studies have shown that psychiatric cases are responsible for up to 5% of total dis-embarkations to shore. The offshore environment poses distinct risk factors which may induce a new episode of exacerbate an existing condition. Offshore workers should have ready access to counseling services, programs to sustain mental well being and medical care including mental first aid.

16.45 Bow Ties
Session Chair: Alex Maroske, Head of QHSSE, Energy Drilling

Bow Tie and Barrier Based Risk Management: Bertrand David Barouti, Product Manager, QHSE and Enterprise Risk, DNV GL Digital Solution
Identify live human, technical and organizational barriers using bow ties to manage threats, major accident scenarios, effects and their barriers in one holistic view.

17.15-18.15      Welcoming Reception & Open Exhibition

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Chit Hlaing, Regional Director Asia Pacific, IADC

08.35 Panel: Cultural Change
Moderator: Wayne Bauer, Director of QHSE, Vantage Drilling

As oil and gas companies adapt to changes in markets, stakeholder expectations and varied and new regulations, they are consistently being forced to develop new strategies and change their structures. However, for those changes to be successful, the organization’s culture needs to be in alignment with its strategy and its structure – a process that often requires a cultural change.

In this session, industry stakeholders, leaders and experts will share their insights and responses as they explore the industry’s embedded work processes, resources and solutions for achieving the desired cultural qualities.”

  • Thanawee Kreethapon, Manager, Well Completion and Intervention, PTTEP
  • Marc Vaillancourt, COO Eastern Hemisphere, The REACH Group
  • Eric Jacobsen, Assistant Area Manager – Australasia Region, Diamond Offshore General Company
  • Peter Hone, VP Technical Business Development, MR Group

10.00 Networking Break, Open Exhibition & Poster Session

10.30 Drops
Session Chair: William Lai, HSE Leader Asia Pacific, Health, Safety & Environment, Baker Hughes

Recharging the Reduction in High Potential Dropped Objects: Sarah Molyneux, IG Wells Safety Manager, Shell
Dropped Objects have been a safety focus area for Shell for more than ten years as they have contributed to over half of all the high potential incidents recorded. In more recent years the underlying trend has been for dynamic dropped objects to be the source of these Hi-Po incidents. To recharge the reduction in Hi-Po dropped objects to include controls for this trend of dynamic dropped objects we are now on a successful journey to innovatively apply the same hierarchy of controls – elimination, substitution and engineering controls that were previously applied to static dropped objects.

11.00 WellSharp
Session Chair: William Lai, Regional HSE Leader Asia Pacific, Health, Safety & Environment, Baker Hughes

WellSharp Analytics and Knowledge Retention Study Results: Gerardo Barrera, Program Manager, IADC
As WellSharp approaches its 5-year anniversary, IADC has taken a deep dive into the exam database analytics and has conducted a knowledge-retention study to form a base line for future analytics tied to the new continuous-learning system, called Knowledge Retention and Education for Our Workforce (KREW). This presentation comprises a comprehensive WellSharp program update, current analytics from the WellSharp database, well control topics that need to be addressed, and the recent knowledge retention data IADC has obtained. Now offered by 160 training providers in 36 countries, WellSharp employs 825 instructors and 1,500 proctors worldwide and has trained more than 160,000 people. The WellSharp program comprises 11 courses, and the exams include 3,500 questions in five languages. IADC and its members are working to continue improving initial learning and knowledge retention, as well as to close gaps identified by the WellSharp exams.

11.30 IADC Initiatives
Mike Dubose, Vice President – International Development, IADC

Open session for audience to ask questions about IADC initiatives.

12.00 Luncheon, Open Exhibition & Poster Session

13.15 Panel: Rig Re-activation & Startups
Moderator: Eoin Christie, Head of Strategy & Administration, Sapura Energy Bhd

As we emerge from a period of inactivity for many drilling rigs, it is important to understand the obligations and responsibilities that are associated with rig re-activation and startups. This session will focus on the perspective from those involved with each phase of the process from the regulatory direction, drilling contractor management, shipyard assistance, and operator expectations upon these assets as they all contribute to the assurance that the integrity of the systems have been poised and maintained to manage the associated risks, alongside those challenges associated around preparing for the rig crew at all levels to be engaged.

  • Russ Brown, Asia and Australia HSE Manager, Transocean
  • Sarit Rattanachan, Manager, PTTEP Drilling Operations, Myanmar
  • Anthony Willis, Director of Operations, Sapura Energy Bhd
  • Sagar Raut, HSSEQ Manager, Seadrill Management (S) Pte Ltd
  • Jason Bailey, Manager (Rig Transition), Borr Drilling

14.45 Conference wrap-up
Chit Hlaing, Regional Director-Asia Pacific, IADC

15.00 Adjournment

Poster Session & Unassigned Papers of Note:
The following paper proposals will be included in the conference if a scheduled paper becomes unavailable. In addition, these presentations will be made available in the IADC conference proceedings, should the author so desire.

Rig Equipment and Innovations_OPERATING RIGS: Bryan Dcruz, Managing Partner, Better Overall Subsea Specialists
Planning, Execution and Maintenance are the three contributors to assist with Non productive time. The question is not how “soon” can we get our assets operational? The question is how “long” can we keep them operational?

A New Ultra-Deep-Resistivity Tool for Geo-Mapping of Thin Oil Rim Carbonate Reservoir: Keng Hung Kok, Solutions Engineering Manager, Roslan Mokhtar, Mohd Nazmi Othman, Halliburton, Kwong-Tak Ha, Matthew Angelatos, James Pennell, Scott Goodworth, Mas Nur Afiqah Rabani, Muhammad Afiq Norehsan, Sarawak Shell Berhad
A new ultra-deep resistivity service mapped multiple, complex resistivity boundaries and fluid contacts in three challenging extended-reach wells, totaling 18,002 ft of 8½ in. horizontal section with minimal undulation within the +/- 5 ft TVD target window, with 99.4% run efficiency from 1,314 hours operating time which targeted oil reserves in a narrow 10 km × 2 km carbonate reservoir.
These wells targeting carbonate reservoir typically laced with fractures, vugs and karst were drilled with PMCD – Pressurized Mud Cake Drilling to mitigate potential total drilling fluid losses that could pose significant safety risk to personnel, equipment damage and loss of well.

Conference Program Committee

  • Wayne Bauer, Vantage Drilling
  • Rahul Bhanot, Shell
  • Rachit Cheerajin, PTTEP
  • Garry Dick, the REACH Group
  • 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
  • Alex Maroske, Energy Drilling
  • Joachim van der Meulen, DROPS Asia
  • Greg O’Neill, Blue Whale Offshore
  • Sagar Raut, Seadrill
  • 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.

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.

Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis!


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