5 - 7 March 2019 | World Forum | The Hague

The SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition accelerates progress in our industry by connecting forward-looking technical presentations to open discussion forums. The technical programme 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.

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



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Call for Papers Now Closed

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 12 November 2018




Top Reasons to Attend


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

NETWORK with E&P industry leaders and decision-makers.

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.



Join us in 2019

Make plans to attend the 2019 Drilling Conference and Exhibition, set to take place at the stunning World Forum venue in The Hague, The Netherlands. 


2018 Conference Proceedings

Access the proceedings and conference papers.

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What our Attendees Said About Their Experience at the 2018 Drilling Conference

"Great relevant technical papers, and chances to discuss those topics with authors and other professionals in the industry."

“Direct access to relevant experts and management levels. High quality discussions.”

“Meeting with customers and attending Technical sessions.  It is a great conference to gauge the pulse of our industry!”