6 - 8 Mar 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, Texas, USA


5-7 March | World Forum | The Hague 


Make Plans for the 2019 SPE/IADC Drilling Event

With the process of recovering hydrocarbons becoming increasingly challenging, the need for an international gathering for drilling professionals has never been more critical.

For more than 30 years, the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition has become established as a unique confluence of the people and ideas best placed to advance our scientific understanding of drilling in oil and gas E&P. It brings together operators, contractor firms, and service companies to address challenges and deliver improved performance.


2019 Committee

Pierre Kriesels - Conference Chair

Pierre Kriesel

Pierre Kriesels joined Shell in 1997 after studying physics at the University of Eindhoven. For his first few years at Shell he held a position in R&D, focused on hard rock drilling and vibration control. In 2001 he joined the Dutch operator NAM in a more operational role, including well design, contracts and performance management. Coming back to R&D in 2006, he worked as the team lead on a variety of technologies targeted at shallow oil, sour gas, deep water and abandonment. In 2016 he was appointed as Well R&D GM in the Netherlands.

Call for Papers opens
April 2018


Sales Contact

Dean Guest
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Advisory Committee

Arindam Bhattacharya, Schlumberger

Kimberley McHugh, Chevron

David Reid, National Oilwell Varco

David Roodenburg, Huisman Equipment

Lina Serpa, BP

Oonágh Werngren, Independent


Programme Committee

Martijn Bogaerts, Schlumberger

Igor Brucher, Transoccean

John Clegg, Weatherford

Blaine Dow, Schlumberger

William Duffy, Statoil

Michael Dykalski, BOS Solutions

Alfred Eustes, Colorado School of Mines

Danielle Fuselier, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Martyn Greensmith, Merlin ERD Limited

Mohammed Hattab, Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Hai Hunt, ConocoPhilips

Ashley Johnson, Schlumberger



Arne Lyngholm, Statoil

Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco

Cary Maurstad, Varel International Energy Services

Isabel Cristina Poletzky, Maersk Training

Thomas Redlinger, T H Hill Associates

Matthew Rhodes, BP Exploration Europe

Rolv Rommetveit, eDrilling Solutions

Nishanth Samuel, Marathon Oil

Otto Santos, Independent

Hermann Spoerker, Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Junichi Sugiura, Scout Downhole

Diego Tellez, Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation

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