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About this Conference

The ninth biennial International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference (APDT) will be held for the first time in China, from 9-11 July 2012 at the Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview Hotel in Tianjin, China, with the support of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) as the event’s Host Organisation.

The conference theme is “Catching the Unconventional Tide: Winning the Future through Innovation”, which captures the growing importance of unconventional resources and the vital role that technology innovation will play in sustaining the world’s future energy demands.

Liao Yongyuan, Vice President, CNPC is the 2012 APDT Conference Chairman, while Yang Qiling, President, CNPC Technical Service Co., and Datuk George Ling, Drilling Advisor, PETRONAS are the Technical Programme Committee Co-Chairmen. Together, with the Programme Committee, the Co-Chairmen aim to provide conference delegates with a comprehensive conference programme exploring the challenges encountered by industry professionals associated with the methods and processes used to extract conventional and unconventional resources effectively and efficiently considering both technical perspective and HSE perspectives.