IADC Well Control Committee

IADC Well Control Committee

Meeting & Venue Details

Online Only

Registrants will receive an email containing Zoom access details/login information.
Start DateFebruary 12, 2021Start Time9:00 am
End DateFebruary 12, 2021End Time11:00 am


  • Committee Chair Nial Shepherd opens meeting
  • IADC Antitrust
  • Committee meeting attendee Introductions
  • Chair and Vice considerations for 2021
  • 2021 Strategy Items
    • Implications of well control training via virtual training moving forward into Post COVID environment: Nial to provide update
    • Guidance for acceptable conduct of virtual training
      • Action: Potential Well Control Committee sub group to make recommendations regarding acceptable conduct
    • Expand Well Control Committee participation/representation to other IADC regions
      • Action: Update on participation
    • Sub Groups; Potential Sub Groups
      • Poor Degasser (Rig Unit) – Guidelines on Uses, what is permitted for normal use and what would be considered out of normal practice
      • API Equipment Specs – Should on and offshore have the same RP’s
    • BSEE Updates
      • Discuss any potential changes that the new administration may make
  • Well Control Training Update: Nial to provide update
  • API Update
  • IADC COVID-19: Jim Rocco to provide update
  • Shifting to a 60-day frequency for 2021 meetings
  • Any Other Business

IADC Well Control Committee Mission

The purpose of the Well Control Committee is to advance the Drilling Industry, from pre-drill planning to plug and abandonment including remedial work, by providing an international, industry-wide forum for collaboration and exchange of best practices related to well control.

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General Committee meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee. For any questions, please contact the IADC Committee Coordinator.