IADC World Drilling 2022 Conference & Exhibition


IADC World Drilling 2022, the leadership event for wells professionals, will explore our industry’s challenges and opportunities from a strategic, leadership perspective. The conference will examine improving the value proposition from multiple perspectives – technology, diversity, contracting, collaboration, digital solutions, and more for all stakeholders. Through high-level panels and speakers and through cutting-edge technical papers, the conference will chart each inflection point and trace the path to the industry’s future.

StartJune 21, 2022EndJune 22, 2022
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

2020 Virtual Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

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








Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • Training
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Trade/ Professional Association

Registrants by Location

  • Registrants
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Venue & Hotel

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel

Address 18 Avenue De Suffren,
22 Rue Jean Rey Entrée Au,
75015 Paris, France
Phone +33 1 44 38 56 00

NEGOTIATED ROOM RATE € 320,- per night
Breakfast, WIFI, VAT incl, excl. local tax.

The negotiated room block will expire 7 days prior the event, please make your bookings timely to be ensured of a sleeping room.

Cancellation of the room can be done without penalty up to 7 days prior the starting date of the event (11th of June 2022) From 7 days to the date of the event, every booking will be non-cancellable of non-refundable (12th of June 2022). Please note that the full stay will be charged and non-refundable at 7 days prior the arrival date.

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.

Venue Details

24 Rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris, France

Registration Information

  • Registration Fee: IADC Member: 800 Non-Member: 1000
  • Federal government employees 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)
  • IADC offers discounted registration to full time students not currently employed in industry.  Please contact europe@iadc.org for further information.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations 30 days prior to the conference date.

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? Europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

07.00 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag


08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Jason McFarland, President, IADC


08.45 Keynote Presentation: Guillaume Chalmin, Senior Vice President Customer Lines, OneTech / TotalEnergies


09.15 Opening Speaker: Jeremy Thigpen, President & Chief Executive Officer, Transocean

09.45 Networking Break & Open Exhibition – sponsored by KCA Deutag

10.15 This Time it is Different – How to Prosper in the New Environment – Part 2: Merrill A. “Pete” Miller, Executive Chairman of the Board, HMH

10.45 Global Market Outlook

Moderator: Brian Woodward, Vice President Corporate Services, Noble Drilling Moderator: Josselin Gere, Marketing Director, Transocean

Terry Childs, Head of RigLogix, Westwood Global Energy

Lars Eirik Nicolaisen, Partner and Deputy CEO, Rystad Energy


11.45 Presentation of IADC Exemplary Service Awards
IADC Exemplary Service Awards recognize individuals’ notable for outstanding contributions to the drilling industry and to IADC. Recipients have, during their career, repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to improving the drilling industry and advancing its safety, training, or technology.

Celine Martin, Contractor Strategy, TotalEnergies

Guido van de Bos, Director of Business Development, NOV

12.00 Luncheon & Open Exhibition

13.30 Remote Operations

Session Chair: Marta Lafuente, Regional Sales Manager, NOV – Grant Prideco Session Chair: Michael Reimer Mortensen, Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial, Maersk Drilling

Drilling Interoperability Standards: Wellsite Process Automation: Mark Carrier, Principal Engineer, Real Time Innovations RTI, Darryl Fett, TotalEnergies, Erich Cayeux, Norce Research, Mark Anderson, Ensign, Hans-Uwe Brackel, Dmitriy Dasheyskiy, Baker Hughes, Moray Laing, Halliburton, Clinton Chapman, Loic Hoarau, Schlumberger.
Drilling and Wells Interoperability Standards will benefit O&G supply/value chain and will enable scaling of process automation at the wellsite and the development of viable business models for digitalization. Reducing costs associated with development of products for wellbore construction these standards will allow participation of new players and support innovation.

Remote Operation of Drilling Equipment Enhances Well Control Capabilities; Keeping Personnel Safe and Protecting Assets: Tony DeSalvo, Drilling Solutions Operations Manager, Ensign
Ensign used a well control incident to demonstrate the benefits of secure remote connectivity to the rig’s control system, operating the mud pumps remotely after the rig had been evacuated.

Reducing POB by Digitising Logistics – Results From An Offshore Pilot: Ann Jorid Haugland, Head of Automation and Digitalization & Susanne Håland, Lead Functional Architect, HMH
We have developed and piloted a digital logistics system to streamline work processes, reduce errors, and facilitate reduced staffing offshore. We also aim to integrate data with interested parties. This involves multiple work processes, roles and actors, cross-system integrations, and onshore interaction. By implementing such a complex system, we gained experience that we think more people can benefit from.

15.00 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition – sponsored by KCA Deutag

15.30 The Energy Transition
“The energy transition is fast becoming what guides many of our activities and a lot of technology development. As our industry has embraced the green agenda, companies are seeking out opportunities to become an important part of the solution to the climate challenge.

In this session, we will first review the global perspective and then hear the perspectives of four different companies who each are successfully positioning themselves in the energy transition.”

Moderator: Lamberto Nonno, Global HSE Leader, Baker Hughes Moderator: Lars Nydahl Jørgensen, Regional Director Europe, IADC Mario Aufiero, Energy Transition Leader, Baker Hughes Darrell Palley, Director Technical Marketing, Transocean Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA

Antoine Perchoux, Drilling & Wells Manager, TotalEnergies


17.00 COVID-19 Lessons Learned
Session Chair: Jennifer Medcalf, President, The REACH Group

What COVID-19 Taught Us About Business and Operational Resilience. Steven Harris, Head of HSES, Vysus Group
This presentation will outline a set of business resilience principles that have been derived from an international cross-sector meta-analysis by Vysus Group on the COVID-19 response which includes learnings from oil & gas, nuclear and renewables to ensure that the risk to personnel or operational interruption from future pandemics is kept as low as reasonably practicable.

17.30-18.30 Welcoming Reception, Poster Session & Open Exhibition

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, & Open Exhibition – sponsored by The REACH Group


08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Jason McFarland, President, IADC


08.35 Keynote Presentation: Siggi Meissner, President, Energy Transition & Industrial Automation, Nabors

09.00 Operators Panel: The Future Operator Focus
“The global energy transition towards carbon neutral solutions combined with the expected post pandemic increase in energy consumption will influence the rig market in the years to come. The Oil & Gas Operators must adapt to these new market conditions by means of prioritizing low carbon oil & gas projects and pick up new business opportunities following the global request for more sustainable energy.

The step up in carbon capture and storage initiatives, enhanced focus at gas- and near field exploration and maximizing the recovery from mature fields are some examples of market shifts triggering new opportunities for the rig owners and service providers. The improved business margin in oil & gas these days will impact the Operators investments in existing field life extensions, infill drilling, subsea tie-back projects, well lifecycle interventions and workovers. Ultimately an expected increase in field cessation projects the next decades and subsequent strive for more cost-efficient plug and abandonment operations will be important for rig providers to adapt to going forward.

The Operators will present their strategy to meet the future energy demand and touch into how they address the market opportunities during the panel discussion”.

Moderator: Celine Martin, Head of Rigs & Services Strategy, TotalEnergies Moderator: Bjørn Engedal, Chief Engineer, Equinor Thomas Gautherot, Vice President Drilling & Wells Technical Lines, TotalEnergies Mohamed El Henawy, Vice President Wells Strategic Planning and Standardization, BP João Henrique Rittershaussen, Chief Production Development Officer, Petrobras Olav Skår, Health, Safety, Security & Wells Director, IOGP

10.30 Networking Break & Open Exhibition – sponsored by The REACH Group

11.00 Case Studies

Session Chair:
Shane Marchand, Vice President Marketing, Helmerich & Payne
Session Chair:
Clint Ford, Vice President Global Business Development and Sales, Nabors Drilling International LTD.

A Case Study on the Use of Machine Learning and Data Analytics to Improve Rig Operational Efficiency and Equipment Performance and Life Cycle: Leonardo Bori, Technical Training Coordinator, Elia Abdo, Francesco Curina, Hadi Mustapha, Ajith Asokan, Drillmec
To improve equipment output and extend its working life it is essential first to identify equipment problems and evaluate their possible causes. This paper showcases three case studies that make use of machine learning to detect rig inefficiencies, optimize operations and predict failures. The system aims at reducing equipment failures, improving their efficiency, and optimizing their life cycle.

Transforming Operator/Contractor Relationships and Improving Outcomes through Performance Contracts: Trey Adams, Marketing, Sales & Digital Operations, H&P, Donald Day, Marathon Oil.
The evolution of performance contracts sends a united message that while the commercial terms may change over time, the significance of communication, partnership, and commitment, from all parties, will always be paramount to the success of any drilling program, and is key to the drilling industry’s success moving into the future.

12.00 Luncheon & Open Exhibition

13.30 Attracting Capital to the Upstream Oil & Gas Business
“The Oil & Gas industry in general is not among the hottest commodities within the investor community these days, and the Drilling Contractor and Oilfield Services segments are maybe the most challenged in that regard.

So, in a cash flow focused environment with limited funding opportunities; who pays for new technology, major rig upgrades or new-build rigs, and who funds capital intensive services assets (e.g., pressure pumping equipment); the rig contractor, the service provider, the customer, the banks or who?”

Moderator: Brage Johannessen,
Sr. Vice President Global Operations, Parker Wellbore
Moderator: Michael Strauss, Vice President Drilling MENA, Ensign Energy Services Truls Olsen, Head of Research, Fearnley’s Securities

Simon Drew, President – Land Drilling, KCA Deutag Drilling

15.00 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition – sponsored by The REACH Group

15.30 Robotics & Digital Solutions

Session Chair: Guido van den Bos, Marine & Construction Business Development Manager, NOV Session Chair: Diego Ferrandes, FSU Area Manager & Marketing Manager, Drillmec S.p.A.

Introducing Robotics to the Drill Floor: Andy McKenzie, Engineering Director, Robotics & New Product Development, NOV
It is time for drilling rig crews, their owners, and customers to enjoy the safety and efficiency benefits realized in other industries through the introduction of Robotics. This presentation will cover the development, testing & availability of a modular and scalable system approach for introduction and deployment of Robotics to drilling rigs.

The Path to Fully Autonomous Drilling Through Application of Robotics, Process Automation and AI/ML: Ram Murthi, Senior Manager of Controls & Automation, Nabors
The drilling automation journey started with the goal of automating repetitive tasks to ensure consistent results and enable the driller to focus on the well construction processes. Now, we are entering a new era of autonomous drilling made possible by robotics, process automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Digitalizing Information and Workflow Between Operators Well Plans and Offshore Drilling Operations: Esben Thorup, Head of Digital Innovation, Maersk Drilling
Maersk Drilling has in close collaboration with Aker BP and Equinor developed and deployed a digital solution RigFlow, that provides the drilling program info to all involved offshore teams from both the Drilling Contractor, Operator and Service Companies – offshore and onshore – providing the front-line rig crew with the required instructions to drive efficient and transparent rig operations.

17.00 Adjournment


An Independent Analysis of Key Contributing Factors in Well Control Incidents: Mark Gillard, Technical Manager, Muhammad Abbas Bhatti, Safe Influx.
This presentation shows an independent analysis of approximately 3,500 reported well control related incidents. Increasing analytical detail will demonstrate where, when and how these events have occurred and most importantly, identified the key contributing factor attributed to each incident.

Innovative Predictive Maintenance Tool with Great Impact on Operational Regularity of Drilling Facilities: Martin Nilsen, Business Development Manager, Archer, André Nacchache, Asystom.
By simple installation of wireless beacons without equipment shutdown, the maintenance engineer is given live vibration, temperature and ultrasound measurements. The maintenance team receive trend analyses, conditional awareness and pre-failure alerts, which enable the team to align condition, predict failure and prepare mitigation plans outside critical operations. Major shutdowns and associated cost have been prevented on rotating machineries.

Using Lean to Eliminate Waste in Well Operations: Scott Ewen, Rig Manager, Iain Lauritsen, Justin Easter, Matt Richter, Harri Stevens Diamond Offshore Drilling, Roger Anderson, Luis Bacarreza, Manish Kumar, Shell UK.
The presentation demonstrates the application of Lean in upstream drilling operations whereby the critical path was reduced from P50 to less than P10 thereby making a major contribution towards reducing well delivery time and costs. The presentation will focus on several key projects applied but will focus on the process of how Lean is applied.

Why SIF Prevention is a Fundamental Part of Actively Caring for Employees: Micah Backlund, Director, Health Safety Environment, Helmerich & Payne.
The drilling industry is practically unrecognizable to what it once was fifty years ago, with nearly every aspect transformed through advances in technology, changing work environments, and the evolving global energy landscape. The time has come for our industry to transition from antiquated metrics and instead focus our valuable resources holistically on the prevention of SIFs (serious injuries or fatalities).

Conference Program Committee

  • Adebayo Aremu, KCA Deutag Drilling
  • Guido van den Bos, NOV
  • Bjørn B. Engedal, Equinor
  • Diego Ferrandes, Drillmec SpA
  • Josselin Gere, Transocean
  • Richard Holmes, ExxonMobil
  • Brage Johannessen, Parker Wellbore
  • Marta Lafuente, NOV
  • Shane Marchand, Helmerich & Payne IDC
  • Celine Martin, TotalEnergies
  • Jennifer Medcalf, The REACH Group
  • Christophe Raimbault, Valaris
  • Michael Reimer Mortensen, Maersk Drilling
  • Lamberto Nonno, Baker Hughes
  • Franco Pandolfi, Saipem
  • Miguel Sanchez, Nabors
  • Michael Strauss, Ensign Energy
  • Gerhard Thonhauser, TDE Group
  • Brian Woodward, Noble Drilling
  • Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, IADC
  • Leesa Teel, IADC


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, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary conference registrations and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (EUR €400).

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 Exhibitions will solely be visited by conference attendees. Non-conference attendees are not allowed to enter the exhibition area.

For more information and exhibition bookings please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.
Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it by e-mail: europe@iadc.org.
Space applications will be confirmed after receiving the signed letter of agreement and payment of the invoice. We will include your company in all marketing activities after receipt of payment.
Exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis!



There are five levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors and Event Sponsor. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference.

*Comps refer to number of complimentary registration

Note: no refunds for cancellations of sponsorships will be issued.

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





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Your Safety is Our Priority

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.

Wearing a face mask will be mandatory at our live conferences.

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, the restaurant, and on the exhibition floor.

Refrain from physical contact and practice 1,5m social distancing.