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

The IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition accelerates progress in our industry by connecting forward-looking technical presentations to open discussion forums. The technical program enables E&P professionals to see through today’s challenges and work collaboratively toward solutions that will create a stronger future for an increasingly energy-driven world.

The conference is co-hosted by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).




Top Reasons to Attend


ACCESS new technologies and insights to navigate the current low commodity price environment of our business.

EXPAND your professional network by connecting with E&P experts and 70+ exhibiting companies.

GAIN innovative tactics and applicable tools with accompanying training courses.

INVEST in yourself and make valuable connections.

ENHANCE your knowledge with thought-provoking presentations and interactive ePoster sessions.

Keynote Speaker

Liam Mallon, President of ExxonMobil Development Company
Tuesday 6 March


Liam Mallon will discuss the current state of the industry and focus areas for leading in new frontiers through collaboration, innovation, and execution excellence. He will also share ExxonMobil’s view on the global energy outlook and the business case for oil and gas.

Plenary Session


New Frontiers - Plays, Technology, and Demand 
Wednesday 7 March

Dietmar Reicht
Head of Future Markets, Special Steel Division
voestalpine AG

Pedro Sanches Soto
General Director of Drilling and Services

Karl Blanchard
Executive VP and COO

Jim Wicklund
Managing Director, Energy Research
Credit Suisse


What some of our attendees say about their experience at the Drilling Conference:

"It is the premier event for those in the drilling industry. The "news you can use" and current practical technology are presented in the papers." 2016 attendee from the United States

"The technical sessions cover a broad spectrum of well construction topics relevant to practicing drilling engineers. The exhibitors provide the opportunity to examine some of their latest tools and services relevant to well construction."2016 attendee from the United States

"It's a very informative conference. Excellent quality of speakers at keynote sessions and a good technical program." - 2016 attendee from Norway

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