IADC International Well Control 2024 Conference & Exhibition


The IADC International Well Control 2024 Conference & 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. Presentations that pose provocative questions and prompt discussion are especially welcome.

StartOctober 15, 2024EndOctober 16, 2024
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel

2022 Event Demographics

Registrants by Job Title

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








Registrants by Location

  • Registrants

Registrants by Company Type

  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Government
  • Independent Oil Producer
  • Land Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Land/Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Major Oil Producer
  • National Oil Company
  • Offshore Drilling Contractor
  • Offshore Well Servicing Contractor
  • Oilfield Service/Consultant
  • Trade/Professional Association
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Venue & Hotel

Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel

Reservation will be available soon.

Address: Olav V s gate 3, 4005 Stavanger, Norway
Phone +47 51 76 10 00

NEGOTIATED ROOM RATE: NOK 1950,- per night (incl. VAT), including breakfast, coffee/tea facilities and WiFi. The supplement for double occupancy is NOK 100,- per room per night.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Last date for cancellation is 72 hours prior to arrival. All reservations have to be guaranteed by credit card.

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

Olav V s gate 3, 4005 Stavanger, Norway

Registration Information

  • Registration Fee: IADC Member: 750 Non-Member: 940
  • 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.

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? Europe@iadc.org / + 31.24.675.2252

Call for Abstracts

The IADC International Well Control 2024 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
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Well Control Competencies and Training
  • Human Factors in Well Control and Critical Operations
  • Extreme Working Environment Challenges
  • Extreme Pressure and Temperature Challenges
  • Specific Hazards e.g. Shallow Gas
  • 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
  • Handling of Uncertainty in the Formation Pressure & Pore Pressure Prediction
  • Learning & Transfer of Experience from Well Control Incidents – use of Digital Opportunities
  • Scenario Based Training and Learnings from Well Control Situations
  • Processes for Managing the Overall Risk Related to Well Control
  • Experiences with Early Kick Detections Systems
  • Well Control Aspects Related to Well Activities in CO2 Reservoirs
  • Well Control in MPD Operations

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 11 March 2024. Authors of papers selected will receive confirmation letters and guidelines by Mid-May 2024. 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!

Conference Program Committee

  • Ricky Cummings, Chevron
  • Gary Kelso, BP
  • Corrado Leali, ENI
  • Angus Mather, Baker Hughes
  • Rune Mesel, Odfjell Drilling
  • Andrew Parkinson, Shell
  • Vedran Secic, Equinor
  • Geir Smaaskjer, AkerBP
  • Stein Arild Tonning, DNO Norge
  • Øyvind Tuntland, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
  • Bruce Worthington, Seadrill
  • Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, IADC

Exhibition information


The space will be set with a skirted table, two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary conference registration and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (EURO 375).

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.

Reservations can be made by completing the letter of agreement and returning it to europe@iadc.org. For more information please contact us at europe@iadc.org or phone: +31.24.675.2252.

Please note that exhibition space is being allocated on a first come, first served basis!



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.

*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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