IADC International Deepwater Drilling & Human Performance Conference & Exhibition


Pandemic related challenges and current market conditions continue to test industry. Working collaboratively with all stakeholders to increase our productivity, while addressing reliability, safety, operational performance, and ESG requirements is key. New ways of working, along with new technologies based on the understanding of human nature will assist the industry’s efforts to meet these challenges.

IADC will convene its International Deepwater Drilling and Human Performance Conference in Brazil, one of the preeminent deepwater venues in the world. The conference will examine global challenges for deepwater drilling and completions, along with human performance aspects for safe and efficient drilling operations.

StartDecember 7, 2022EndDecember 8, 2022

2019 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

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




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
  • Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Land Well Servicing Contractor
  • National Oil Company

Registrants by Location

  • Registrants

COVID-19 Safety Updates & Information

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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.

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 and on the exhibition floor.

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Venue & Hotel

Petrobras CENPES

Address Av. Horácio Macedo, 950 – Cidade Universitária da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 21941-915, Brazil

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Address Avenida Atlantica, 2600, Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro 22041-001 Brazil
Phone +55.21 2545 6500

Negotiated Room Rate $88* Single/Double Occupancy  *Plus taxes/fees
Expires: 6 November 2022

NOTE: The negotiated room block will be released by the 6th of November. Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel. Please be sure to mention the IADC to obtain discounted rate.

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.


Registration Fee:  IADC Member $650,   Non-Member $810

  • 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.
    (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF above)

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


Wednesday, 7 December

07:30 Registration Lobby Foyer

07:30 Coffee Service & Exhibit Viewing Breezeway

08:30 Welcoming Remarks   Auditório Lado A
Mike DuBose, Senior VP – International Development, IADC

08:35 Keynote Presentation: João Henrique Rittershaussen, E&P Director, Petrobras & Rodolfo Saboia, Director General, ANP

09:15 Creating a Culture By Design Delivers World Class Performance with Safe, Efficient Operations: David Massey, Chief Executive Officer, The REACH Group, Jon Richards, Diamond Offshore / Brasdril
Comparing the performance of two identical rigs where one had a culture by design, the other by default.  Then exploring how those lessons were applied to the reactivation of three more stacked rigs and how they delivered top quartile performance each time.  Today several operators are using Culture By Design to ensure a safe, efficient operation from Day One.

10:00 Coffee Service & Exhibit Viewing

10:30 IADC/IRF/IOGP panel
This panel discussion will include communication, safety, leadership, and competence as we learn from incidents.

11:30 The Safety Dozen – What Lies Behind Having a Safe Work Environment: Fabio Melo, Operations Manager, Paulo Moritz, Global Training & Competence Manager, ICM Group
The development of a safety culture among an offshore crew is a challenging mission for O&G Operators as well as Drilling Contractors. A mixture of different backgrounds, nationalities and safety performance systems make it complex to increase safety awareness levels and promote an Interdependent Safety Culture. We will investigate what lies behind having a safer environment to reduce operational risks and analyze the main elements that should be addressed to assure every O&G company can promote the highest standards in terms of operational safety.

12:15 Luncheon & Exhibit Viewing  

Human Factors Session

13:45 Human Factors Perspective Panel
Human factors refer to environmental, organizational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics, which influence behavior at work in a way which can affect health and safety.

  • Caroline Morais, Regulatory Specialist, ANP
  • Petrobras representative to be named

14:45 Unlocking Value of Digitalization and Automation Technologies Through Collaboration: Wagner Sardenberg, Key Account Manager, Trond Fiskum, Bjarne Sandrib, HMH
Digitalization and automation technologies has the potential to significantly improve drilling operations, in terms of safety, drilling performance, emissions, and costs. To unlock this value, collaboration, aligned incentives and shared visions between equipment OEMs, drilling contractors and operators are key factors. The presentation will describe a case study of how the drilling equipment OEM, drilling contractor and operator have worked together to develop and deploy new digitalization and automation technologies to create value for all involved parties. The presentation will also share results achieved so far, the key success factors to it and it will discuss the potential and the future frontiers to be explored. 

15:30 Coffee Service & Exhibit Viewing

16:00 New Technology Panel
Discussion by panelists will include what’s ahead and what these companies are doing to help Drilling Contractors achieve their ESG goals.

  • Acacio Costa, General Manager Automation & Instrumentation, Alandia
  • Additional panelists to be named

17:00 Adjournment

Thursday, 8 December

07:30 Registration Lobby Foyer

07:30 Coffee Service & Exhibit Viewing Breezeway

08:25 Welcoming Remarks Auditório Lado A
Roberto Paschoalin, Regional Advisor – Brazil, IADC

08:30 Keynote Presentation: Jose Carlos Silveira Bruno, MSc, Master Petroleum Engineer & Human Factors Leader, Petrobras

09:00 Deepwater Drilling Panel
Moderator: Raphael Neves Moura, Interim Director, ANP
The panel will discuss what’s ahead, drilling market outlook, demand for rigs, and what Operators expect from Drilling Contracts to achieve the ESG goals.

  • Decio Oddone, Director President, Enauta
  • Ian Hammill, GM Wells Deepwater & Frontier Drilling, Shell
  • Kjell Bersås, VP D&W Operations Brazil, Equinor
  • Samuel Bastos Miranda, E&P Executive Superintendent, Petrobras

10:00 Coffee Service & Exhibit Viewing

Deepwater Drilling Session

10:30 New Multiphase Workflow Leads to Better, More Efficient Well Control Planning for Deep Water Conditions: Bjoern-Tore Anfinsen, Well Control Portfolio Manager, Inge Mosti, Waldemar Szemat-Vielma, Schlumberger
The well control planning efficiency can be significantly improved by using a new, automated workflow based on transient multiphase technology integrated in a collaborative well planning system. A dynamic kick tolerance evaluation for all sections can be performed in less than 15 minutes. The model is as easy to use as single bubble kick tolerance calculations. Significant model features like transient temperature and full compositional tracking result in modeling results of particular importance for deep water drilling as it gives high resolution in the transition from dissolved to free gas. The model will also enable evaluations of hydrate formation risk. The results from the workflow will be compared to an existing well control expert software and differences discussed and documented.

11:15 Methodology to Evaluate Safety Critical Events on Well Construction: Saulo Andre Osmari, Production Engineer, Agnaldo M. de S. Silva, Carolina M. Bussola, Gabriel S. Felipe, Igor S. Carmo, Leonardo F. Almeida, Lucas S. Rocha, Mauro C. Lins, Pedro R. Viveiros Costa, Tiago F. Pelissari, Petrobras
In 2020, the implementation of the EVA (Economic Value Added) management system in Petrobras raised several questions about how to quantify the creation of value in intangible issues, such as safety prevention and asset integrity. This case study presents a methodology to assess safety critical events in offshore drilling rigs. The presentation will share how to interpret intangible issues and quantify your value in an organization.

12:00 Luncheon & Exhibit Viewing Breezeway

Training & Maintenance Session

13:30 How Augmented Reality Solutions can enhance Training and Competency in the Offshore industry: Sofiane Bennaceur, Operational Excellence Advisor, ICM Group
The purpose of this presentation is to look at the possibilities that the Augmented Reality technologies allow in terms of training strategy in our Offshore industry. It covers three main themes: The present state of the art of AR technologies and a benchmark of the available devices. Their advantages and the obstacles to overcome for their usage acceptance offshore. The enhanced training activities that can be performed and their added value for drilling projects.

14:15 A Condition-Based Riser Maintenance Approach to Reliable, Cost-Effective Asset Management: Paulo Henrique Lopes, Program Manager, Gary White, NOV
The Condition based approach offers an alternative to a traditional time-based preventative maintenance (PM) frequency. Monitoring the actual load history of the equipment, along with a customized inspection schedule, an overall condition assessment of the riser system can be completed. Recommended maintenance, additional detailed inspections, and replacement parts are all determined based on the condition assessments performed continuously throughout the life of the riser system.

15:00 Adjournment

Program Committee

  • Guilherne Vanni, Petrobras
  • Leesa Teel, IADC
  • Mike DuBose, IADC
  • Roberto Paschoalin, IADC Advisor – Brazil

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3m x 3m space is $2,000. IADC membership required.

The space will be set with a round table, three chairs, small desk and access to electricity with your company logo above*.  *If logo is not received by 7 November, your company name will be printed as text above the booth.  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 15:30 on Tuesday, 6 February.  All booths must be completely set up by 06:30 on Wednesday, 7 December.

  • You may tear down your space after the last break concludes on Thursday, 8 December.

  • 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 $325.

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! Please complete and return the Letter of Agreement below to reserve your space.
Interested? Contact stephanie.carling@iadc.org / +1 713.292.1945<

Sponsorship Information

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 stephanie.carling@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945

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