IADC International Tax Seminar


Worldwide tax issues affecting the drilling and producing industry will be addressed at the IADC International Tax Seminar. IADC tax seminars are geared to both specialists and non-specialists. Continuing education credits will be offered for tax specialists.

StartNovember 12, 2020EndNovember 13, 2020
CountryUnited States
Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

2019 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

  • Management
  • Library/Miscellaneous
  • Training/Education
  • Company Owner/Corporate Officer
  • Completion Engineer
  • Drilling and/or Completion Operations
  • Complimentary


Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Training
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant

Registrants by Location

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Venue & Hotel

Norris Conference Center – CityCentre

Address 816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210, Houston, Texas 77024
Phone +1.713.590.0950

The venue is located between Hotel Sorella and Four Points Sheraton in CityCentre.

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Registration Information

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: $600 Non-Member: $750
  • 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)
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form.
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IADC/SPE/PESA/IAGC members only. No prerequisites are required.
CPEs will be available for this event!
Dress for the International Tax Seminar is Business Casual.

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

Strategizing Through Constant Change

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

2:00–5:00 pm IADC Tax Committee Roundtable Live Oak (Separate registration required, Committee Members Only)

Thursday, 12 November 2020

7:45 am Registration & Coffee Service Red Oak Ballroom Foyer

8:15 am Welcome & Opening Comments Red Oak Ballroom
Linda Ibrahim, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; VP Tax & Governmental Compliance, Vantage Drilling

8:20 am Tax Accounting
Moderator: Jaqueline Carvalho, Diamond Drilling
An update on tax accounting issues, providing examples of best practices and advice on practical methodologies that companies can adopt to enhance existing procedures.

  • Alice Loo, Managing Director, Deloitte Washington National Tax
  • Jeff Hiller, Senior Manager, KPMG
  • Scott Dolina, Managing Director, Ernst & Young
  • Umang Patel, Federal Income Tax Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

9:20 am Middle East & SEA Tax Update
Tax update on several countries in the Middle East & Southeast Asia regions. The discussion will cover changes in laws, share non-tax considerations worth noting, how companies structure tax efficiently, and more.

  • Alena Kovalova, Senior Manager, Energy Natural Resources Lead for Middle East & North Africa, Deloitte LLP
  • Rob Bentley, Perth Tax Market Leader, PwC Australia
  • Sanjay Grover, Leader of Oil & Gas Tax Practice, Ernst & Young India
  • Wadih Abu Nasr, Head of Tax for Saudi – Levant region, KPMG

10:20 am Coffee & Networking Break

10:50 am BEPS2.0/OECD Pillar 2
Moderator: Shawn O’Brien, Mayer Brown
Shared expertise on BEPS2.0 and OECD Pillar 2 including areas impacting company operations and creating a reactionary environment for tax departments.

  • Herko Koekkoek, Partner, KPMG Meijburg & Co
  • Jeremy Sina, Managing Director, Deloitte Washington National Tax
  • Niels Muller, Tax Partner, PwC Energy, Utilities & Resources
  • Tobias Steinoe, Associate Tax Partner, EY

12:10 Luncheon
Global Mobility: Patti Wilkie, Principal – National Global Employment Services, Deloitte Tax
Patti Wilkie will provide an overview of the latest trends and statistics in the global mobility area.

1:20 pm Artificial Intelligence
Moderator: Irina Schatz, Vantage Drilling
Discussion around how tax departments are utilizing artificial intelligence to enhance their processes and gain efficiencies without sacrificing headcount.

  • Aaron Pulszis, Senior Manager, EY
  • Greg McCord, Partner – Tax Services, KPMG US
  • Karen Hoffman, Tax Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ronnie Dassen, Principal – Indirect Tax, Deloitte Tax

2:40 pm Coffee & Networking Break

3:05 pm Europe Tax Update
Moderator: Shilpa Mane, Noble Drilling
The panel will give a tax update on several countries in Europe. The conversation will include changes in laws, share non-tax considerations worth noting, and how companies structure tax efficiently.

  • Christopher Naudi, Partner, EY
  • Guy van der Heyden, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Julia Eitel, Partner, Deloitte Tax
  • Per Daniel Nyberg, Tax Advisor, KPMG International

4:05 pm Global Tax Controversy
Moderator: Rob Morris, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
An overview of challenges faced by companies as they undergo tax examinations with an emphasis on cross-border tax controversy will be covered.

  • Hiro Furuya, Partner, National Transfer Pricing Controversy, EY
  • Jana Lessne, Managing Director, PwC Washington National Tax Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Kerwin Chung, Principal, Deloitte Washington National Tax
  • Mark Martin, Principal and National Leader, Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution, KPMG

Friday, 13 November 2020

8:00 am Registration & Coffee Service

8:15 am Welcome & Opening Comments

  • Linda Ibrahim, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; VP Tax & Governmental Compliance, Vantage Drilling

8:20 am Transfer Pricing & CbCR Updates
Moderator: Gene Tien, Baker McKenzie
Hear the latest developments in transfer pricing and a walk through of the panelists experiences with country by country reporting.

  • Dale Bond, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Kelly Hales, Transfer Pricing Principal, EY
  • Kim Majure, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Randy Price, Managing Director, Deloitte Tax

9:40 am Coffee & Networking Break

10:10 am Americas & Africa Update
Moderator: Julianne Trahan, Transocean
Tax update on several countries in the Americas’ region. The discussion will cover changes in laws, share non-tax considerations worth noting, how companies structure tax efficiently and beyond.

  • Carolina Bottino, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Christian Fucinos, Partner, Deloitte Tax
  • Mario Gutierrez, International Tax Services Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Rodrigo Ochoa, Partner, EY Latin America
  • Theophile Tchafack, Director, Head of Tax & Legal, KPMG Gabon

11:10 am Treasury Function
Moderator: Matthew Rose, Seadrill
The panel will discuss certain aspects of the Treasury Function that intersect with the Tax Function, focusing on the complexities that are involved with managing and preserving cash in multinational companies.

  • Andrew Hay, Director, Risk Advisory, KPMG
  • Chris Daubert, Managing Director, Deloitte Tax

12:10 Luncheon Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
US Election Update
The speaker will discuss what we can expect on the tax front during 2020 keeping in mind the U.S. presidential election.

1:15 pm US Tax Update
Moderator: Karen Najvar, Seadrill
The panel will give a tax update on several issues impacting the US.

  • Amitai Barth, Tax Manager, Deloitte Washington National Tax
  • Jae Kim, International Tax Managing Director, KPMG
  • Kristy Ton, International Tax Partner, EY
  • Pavi Mani, Partner, M&A Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers

2:30 pm Leasing, Substance
Moderator: Navin Sarda, Transocean
Review the “New Normal” as it relates to substance around the globe and navigate the latest on Leasing Structures and Arrangements.

  • Alexandre Pouchard, Principal, EY
  • Christian Bednarczyk, Partner, Deloitte Tax
  • Owen Holiday, Senior Manager International Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers

3:30 pm Adjournment

  • Linda Ibrahim, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; VP Tax & Governmental Compliance, Vantage Drilling


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