5 - 7 March 2019 | World Forum | The Hague

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The SPE/IADC International 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 International 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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Top Reasons To Attend


Join the largest assembly of drilling professionals from around the world.




Hear from expert Plenary and Panel speakers including Saudi Aramco, Precision Drilling Corporation, Baker Hughes, a GE company, Maersk Drilling, Beaver Drilling, National Oilwell Varco, Shell, Husiman Equipment, Chevron and Oil and Gas UK.




Listen to the Keynote Address from Paul Goodfellow, Executive Vice President Wells, Shell.




Experience a comprehensive technical programme that will feature high calibre peer-selected papers and sessions covering current applications and emerging technologies within all phases of E&P. View the event schedule.




Visit high profile exhibitors from well-known companies showcasing current and new technologies including potentially lucrative upcoming projects.




Special hotel rates provided for conference delegates (subject to availability). Learn more.



The opportunity to attend the Special Events of 2019: Diversity and Inclusion Session: Closing the Gender Gap in Oil and Gas and the Young Professionals Luncheon.




Reach a highly targeted audience of international drilling professionals and make connections that lead to numerous beneficial collaborations.





Keynote Address confirmed for Day One's Opening Ceremony:

Michael DeWitt,
VP Wells Upstream Operated,
Shell Global Solutions International bv

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

"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!”