IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition

Welcome

The IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition will seek to examine the innovations that are shaping the future of well control, from technology to personnel competencies. This event will focus on timely technical presentations highlighting recent developments and innovations in technology, techniques, training, management systems, and a wide variety of other topics that affect well control.

StartAugust 22, 2023EndAugust 23, 2023
CityNew Orleans
CountryUnited States

2019 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

  • Management
  • Quality, Health, Safety & Environment
  • Library/Miscellaneous
  • Training/Education
  • Company Owner/Corporate Officer
  • Complimentary
  • Drilling and/or Completion Operations
  • Drilling Engineer
184

Conference Attendees

20

Exhibiting Companies

Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Independent Oil Producer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • National Oil Company
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Training

Registrants by Location

  • Registrants
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Venue & Hotel

The Ritz Carlton

Address 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone +1.504.524.1331

Negotiated Room Rate $159 (plus taxes/fees)
Single/Double Occupancy

*Discounted room block rate expires on Friday, 21 July 2023. Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel prior to cut-off date.

Venue Details

Registration Information

  • Registration fee: IADC Member $625   Non-member $775
  • 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)
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact registration@iadc.org for further information.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the conference date.
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment in advance via Wire Transfer.

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.

No unauthorized photos, videos or recording allowed.
Recording in any form (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations and/or speakers during sessions, poster presentations, workshops, etc., without the express written consent of IADC and the party to be recorded is strictly prohibited.  *Those who do not comply with the Recording Equipment/Photo policy may be asked to leave the premises and barred from receiving complimentary press registration for future IADC events.

Press registration must be received 1 week prior to the event to ensure entrance.  Members of the press will be identified with a green press ribbon attached to their name badge.

Need Help? registration@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945

Call for Abstracts

IADC is pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for the 2023 IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas & Exhibition. Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. Presentations on the following topics are welcomed:

  • Case Histories
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Well Design and Construction
  • Operations Management Systems
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Training and Human Factors
  • Well Control Competencies
  • Automated Well Control and Kick Detection
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Well Control
  • BOP Operations
  • Shallow Gas
  • Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Capping and Containment
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Decommissioning
  • Barrier Management
  • Well Integrity
  • Well Control Practices in Unconventional Wells
  • Wellbore “Breathing” / “Ballooning”
  • Temporary Storm Abandonment

For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than Friday, 10 February 2023. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation and guidelines by Friday, 24 March 2023. Please note that formal papers are encouraged, but are not required for this conference.

Conference Program Committee

  • Jeremy Sokol, Chevron
  • John Broussard, BP
  • Jon Shoemaker, Diamond Offshore Drilling
  • Keeley Bell, Noble
  • Mike Garvin, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
  • Mitch McKinnis, Helmerich & Payne
  • Nial Shepherd, Ensign Energy Services
  • Pete Bennett Pacific Drilling
  • Philip Dalrymple, Independence Contract Drilling
  • Richard Grayson, Nabors Industries
  • Santo Endieveri, Transocean
  • Tommy Bumstead, Precision Drilling
  • Jim Rocco, IADC

Exhibition Information

Cost for the 10′ x 10′ space is $2,250. IADC membership required, details at https://www.iadc.org/membership.

The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. 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 3:00 pm on Monday, 21 August. All booths must be completely set up by 6:30 am on Tuesday, 22 August.

  • You may tear down your booth space after the last break concludes on Wednesday, 23 August.

  • The exhibitor space is a 10′ x 10′ area. It will be set with a 6′ skirted table and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed 10′ across, as the space in the exhibition area will be limited.

  • 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 $312.50.

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 lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1 713.292.1945

Sponsorship

There are five 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. IADC membership required to be eligible.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations.
Interested? Contact lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945

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