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



For 35 years, the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition has proven itself as the foremost drilling event in the E&P sector. Alternating annually between the Eastern and Western hemispheres, this conference emphasizes advancements in worldwide drilling operations that address problematic challenges and deliver improved performance.

It brings together producers, contractors, and service company professionals who are pushing the leading edge of drilling to Fort Worth, which is at the epicenter of the shale revolution booming in the Permian Basin to the west.

About IADC

The International Association of Drilling Contractors is dedicated to enhancing the interests of oil and gas and geothermal drilling contractors worldwide. IADC’s contract drilling members own most of the world’s land and offshore drilling units and drill the vast majority of the wells that produce the planet’s oil and gas. IADC’s membership also includes oil and gas producers, and manufacturers and suppliers of oilfield equipment and services.

About SPE

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 164,000 members in 143 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources.

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Attendee Feedback

Based on the 2016 conference:

  • 93% of attendees would recommend the event to their peers and colleagues
  • 96% of attendees rated the exhibition favorably


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