IADC International Well Control 2020 Conference & Exhibition

Start: 13 October 2020
End: 14 October 2020

Venue: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Location: Oslo, Norway

Conference Sponsors


Registration Information

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  • Registration fee: IADC Member: EUR € 750 / Non-Member:  EUR € 937,50
  • 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. (Please contact europe@iadc.org to obtain the correct registration form).
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form. (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF below)
  • Click here to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF format)

For registration inquiries, please contact europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252


The 2020 IADC International Well Control Conference 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. Presentations that pose provocative questions and prompt discussion are especially welcome.

Call for Abstracts: Expires 31 March

The IADC International Well Control 2020 Conference 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. Presentations that pose provocative questions and prompt discussion are especially welcome.

Presentations on case histories, current innovations, and the future inspirations in well control across the following subject areas are welcomed;

  • Well Design and Planning
  • Construction (Drilling and Completion) Well Control
  • Intervention Well Control
  • Workover Well Control
  • Plug and Abandonment Well Control
  • Conventional and Unconventional Well Control
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Management Systems
  • Barrier Management
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Well Control Competencies
  • Well Control Training
  • Human Factors in Critical Operations
  • Extreme Working Environment Challenges
  • Extreme Pressure and Temperature Challenges
  • Specific Hazards e.g. Shallow Gas
  • Oil Versus Gas Well Control
  • Land Versus Offshore Well Control
  • Offshore Shelf, Mid, Deep and Ultra Deepwater Well Control
  • Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Equipment and Process
  • Equipment and Process Automation
  • Equipment Performance Reliability

NOTE: Selected abstracts might be assigned to interactive panel discussions, rather than scheduled as conventional presentations.

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference. For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be submitted to IADC no later than 31st of March 2020. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by Mid-May 2020. Please note that formal papers are encouraged but are NOT required for this conference.

Prior to paper proposal submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the paper proposal is submitted.

We look forward to your participation and hope to see you at this important event!

Click Here to submit your abstract

Click here to view General Guidelines for IADC Abstract Submissions

TIPS FOR A GOOD ABSTRACT AND PRESENTATION: Communicate the strategic value of your proposal. Use Case Studies to the greatest extent possible. Conclude the presentation by summarizing the Big Idea encapsulated in your talk and its ultimate impact. Further, this conference prizes diversity in ethnicity and gender.


Program Committee Members

Giorgio Chiapponi, Pergemine
Paolo Croatto, Saipem
John Huffman, Valaris
Gary Kelso, BP
Corrado Leali, ENI
Ronald Lee, Noble Drilling
Angus Mather, Baker Hughes
Steve Mullen, Northern Offshore Ltd.
Andrew Parkinson, Shell
Thor Paulsen, Equinor
Mike Simpson, Cansco Well Control
Stein Arild Tonning, DNO North Sea
Øyvind Tuntland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Guido van den Bos, National Oilwell Varco
Bruce Worthington, Seadrill
Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, IADC
Steve Kropla, IADC

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

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Diamond Euro 25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum Euro 15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver Euro 7,500
(2 Comps*)


Reception Euro 12,000
(3 Comps*)


Luncheon Euro 6,500
(2 Comps*)


Audio Visuals Euro 4,000
(1 Comp*)


(1 Comp*)

Click here to view complete sponsor packages and benefits

Click here to download the sponsor agreement

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

For more information and sponsor bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252


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Exhibition Information

Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 2 complimentary registrations is EUR 2.500.
The space will be set with a skirted table (size 180 cm wide x 45 cm deep, 80 cm height), two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary/free conference registrations and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (EUR 375).

  • Exhibitors can set-up between 18.00-23.59 hours on Monday 12 October 2020.
  • You may tear down your booth space on Wednesday 14 October after 16.00 hours.
  • The exhibitor space is a 3 x 2 meter area. Maximum height is 2,5 meters. It will be set with a skirted table (size 180 cm wide x 45 cm deep, 80 cm height) and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed the given space as 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.

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 Membership is mandatory for booking an exhibition space at this event. Non-members will receive an USD 200 discount on their IADC Membership when booking exhibition space. IADC Exhibitions will solely be visited by conference attendees. Non-conference attendees are not allowed to enter the exhibition area.

Click here to view the exhibition floor plan

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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.

Hotel Information

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel 
Holbergs gate 30, 0166 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 23 29 30 00, www.radissonblu.com

Room Rates: Single Rate NOK 1995,-  per night, Double Rate NOK 2195,-  per night. The room rate are NET, includes VAT and Breakfast.
Cancellation Policy: The rooms can be cancelled without charge 72 hours prior to arrival.
Expiration date room block: 11.09.2020
Reservations: please follow this link to make your hotel reservations or you can call +47 02525 and refer to the booking code ”IADC20”

Warning: 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. 


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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IADC International Well Control 2020 Conference & Exhibition