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Paramaribo, Suriname
4-7 June 2024

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Zdenek Sehnal

Zdenek Sehnal

Chief Executive Officer, IWCF Operations Limited

Over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 33 years with Equinor (Statoil), of which 10 years were as a secondee to BP, the rest with Baker Hughes, DNV and Sunderland Polytechnic.  The work experience involves drilling, completion and well interventions, particularly snubbing, as well as well control and well integrity. International experience includes assignments in Azerbaijan, UK, Russia (Siberia), Denmark, Holland, Italy, Nigeria and US. His first experience with well control was on the Saga Petroleum, well 2/4-14, in 1989 working closely with Boots and Coots. At the time the most expensive blowout in the world. Since then, he has been involved in numerous well control incidents both directly and as part of investigation teams. He has authored a significant number of scientific papers and presented at World Oil, SPE and OTC conferences. In 2011 he was asked to represent the Norwegian branch on the IWCF board of directors. In 2016 he was elected as Chair of the IWCF board, a position he held until 2021.